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i have a left panel in the template.
and a cell to include my display info in.
the problem is,
whenever the contents of the cell are too long, the left panel stretches down and the design is ruined for spaces are added and everything becomes a mess!
any help?
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how would you like the cell to behave when the content is too long? If you don't want what is to much to show, you can place a <div> in the cell. you specify the <div> with widht and height ect. and you give it a inline style attribute 'overflow'. with the overflow attribute you control what the <div> does with 'the rest'.

here is how to implement the overflow;

http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/properties/overflow.asp

good luck!
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Or change the design... if the right side is also a table, set in that cell and set to align top, the left side can get as long as it needs to and the right side will still be at the top of the cell and stay together.

It's a pretty standard design trick... and much easier to implement if you view the code and design at the same time. It's hard to select nested tables in any of the graphical editors, easy in a code editor.

Especially when you insert comments like 'Right side table starts here' ;-)
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If you use CSS and put the text content into a layer
you have more control and options available...
this from Dreamweaver Help...

>Overflow (CSS layers only) determines what happens if the contents of a layer exceed its size. Browsers often expand text so that is much larger than it appears in the Dreamweaver Document window. These properties control how this expansion is handled.

 Visible increases the layer's size so that all of its contents are visible. The layer expands down and to the right.
 Hidden maintains the layer's size and clips any content that doesn't fit. No scroll bars are provided.
 Scroll adds scroll bars to the layer regardless of whether the contents exceed the layer's size. Specifically providing scroll bars avoids confusion caused by the appearance and disappearance of scroll bars in a dynamic environment. This option is not displayed in the Document window and works only in browsers that support scroll bars. Supported by IE but not Netscape.
 Auto makes scroll bars appear only when the layer's contents exceed its boundaries. This option is not displayed in the Document window.<

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