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Posted on 2002-04-09
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i have not specified anything for wrapping anywhere in my page. however, the text in my table does not wrap in the cell and so the width of the cell increases if the text is more. how do i solve this.
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If the text is long or has nbsp in it, it won't wrap. If it's set a <pre> and doesn't have breaks, it won't wrap. If the longest word is wider than your cell, it will size to fit the longest word.

This is how tables work. If you need breaks, add them. If you have nbsp, take them out. If you need to make the text smaller, do that.

The only other option is to take your text, put it in a graphics program, and make it one big graphic. Then you can force it to look however you want. Of course, anybody with graphics off won't see it, if the image doesn't download they won't see it, it won't be large enough for people with vision problems, screen readers won't interpret it, and it will print really fuzzy.

But you'll get exactly what you want... ;-)
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did you restrict the width of your cell to what you want?

<TD width='200'>

or

<TD width='25%'>
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by:third
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if you try (won't wrap),

<table border="1" width="50">
<tr>
<td>lllllllllllllloooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggtext</td>
</tr>
</table>

but if you set,

<table border="1" width="50">
<tr>
<td>llllllllllllll oooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggg text</td>
</tr>
</table>

without spaces the cell wont wrap.
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