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given the html below, how do i get the check boxes to be closer together vertically?

<html>
<head>
<title>forms - miscellaneous</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<div id="Layer1" style="position:absolute; width:550px; height:260px; z-index:1; left: 98px; top: 31px">
  <table width="533" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" height="392">
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form1" >
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox" value="checkbox">
          box1
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form2" >
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox2" value="checkbox">
          box 2
</form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form3" >
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox3" value="checkbox">
          box3
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form4" >
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox4" value="checkbox">
          box4
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form5" >
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox5" value="checkbox">
          box5
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form6" >
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox6" value="checkbox">
          box6
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form7" >
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox7" value="checkbox">
          box7
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</div>

<div id="Layer2" style="position:absolute; width:558px; height:45px; z-index:2; left: 98px; top: 441px">
  <form name="form8" >
    <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Get Forms">
    <input type="reset" name="Submit2" value="Reset">
  </form>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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Question by:jdaues
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thunderchicken earned 50 total points
ID: 2716748
use td height...

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<html>
<head>
<title>forms - miscellaneous</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<div id="Layer1" style="position:absolute; width:550px; height:260px; z-index:1; left: 98px; top: 31px">
  <table width="533" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" height="392">
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form1" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox" value="checkbox">
          box1
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form2" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox2" value="checkbox">
          box 2
</form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form3" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox3" value="checkbox">
          box3
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form4" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox4" value="checkbox">
          box4
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form5" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox5" value="checkbox">
          box5
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form6" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox6" value="checkbox">
          box6
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <form name="form7" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox7" value="checkbox">
          box7
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</div>

<div id="Layer2" style="position:absolute; width:558px; height:45px; z-index:2; left: 98px; top: 441px">
  <form name="form8" > 
    <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Get Forms">
    <input type="reset" name="Submit2" value="Reset">
  </form>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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by:thunderchicken
ID: 2716750
sorry... pasted the wrong thing  =)

<html>
<head>
<title>forms - miscellaneous</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<div id="Layer1" style="position: absolute; width: 550; height: 171; z-index: 1; left: 98; top: 31">
  <table width="533" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" height="148">
    <tr>
      <td height="22">
        <form name="form1" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox" value="checkbox">
          box1
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td height="26">
        <form name="form2" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox2" value="checkbox">
          box 2
</form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td height="19">
        <form name="form3" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox3" value="checkbox">
          box3
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td height="17">
        <form name="form4" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox4" value="checkbox">
          box4
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td height="16">
        <form name="form5" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox5" value="checkbox">
          box5
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td height="24">
        <form name="form6" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox6" value="checkbox">
          box6
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td height="24">
        <form name="form7" > 
          <input type="checkbox" name="checkbox7" value="checkbox">
          box7
        </form>
      </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</div>

<div id="Layer2" style="position:absolute; width:558px; height:45px; z-index:2; left: 98px; top: 441px">
  <form name="form8" > 
    <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Get Forms">
    <input type="reset" name="Submit2" value="Reset">
  </form>
</div>
</body>
</html>


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by:we_evil
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this doesn't work for text fields, neither does absheight.

five points down the tube :(

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by:thunderchicken
ID: 2954045
what's wrong?  maybe i can help
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by:we_evil
ID: 2954091
ok thanks,

i have a background graphic and want to overlay form fields in a new layer on top that line up with the horizontal strips on the image:

it works for text/graphics, etc but the text fields have a larger space underneath that i can't find a tag for:

example row
<tr>

  <td width="27%" absheight="36" valign="top" align=left>
   <font face="Helvetica" size="+1" color="#101010" >van</font>
  </td>
 
  <td width="75%" absheight="36" valign="center">
   
     <form action="url">
    <input type="text" name="textfield3" size="30" value="janjansen@chello.nl">
</form>

  </td>
 </tr>  
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by:we_evil
ID: 2954105
ok thanks,

i have a background graphic and want to overlay form fields in a new layer on top that line up with the horizontal strips on the image:

it works for text/graphics, etc but the text fields have a larger space underneath that i can't find a tag for:

example row
<tr>

  <td width="27%" absheight="36" valign="top" align=left>
   <font face="Helvetica" size="+1" color="#101010" >van</font>
  </td>
 
  <td width="73%" absheight="36" valign="top">
   
     <form action="url">
    <input type="text" name="textfield3" size="30" value="janjansen@chello.nl">
</form>

  </td>
 </tr>  
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by:thunderchicken
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Well, the only reason I can think of is cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0", which should help, but it may be browser dependent, but I really honestly don't know.
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by:we_evil
ID: 2954183
yes i,ve done that
thanks anyway
no problem
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