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Hi all,

If a have a table like so:

|COLUMN1|COLUMN2|COLUMN3|COLUMN4|

If say column1 has a value which contains a large amount of text is there a way to wrap the text to a new line every say 50 chars?

So the column's always remains the same width regardless of the amount text within them.

Thanks
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Use this

<td style="word-wrap:break-word;">
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You fix the width yourself. This is not by number of characters but is by width
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E.g.

<table border="1">
<tr>
    <td style="word-wrap:break-word;width:100px">
        Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1
    </td>
    <td>
        Column2
    </td>
    <td>
        Column3
    </td>
    <td>
        Column4
    </td>
</tr>
</table>
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by:CtrlCtrlV
ID: 17916044

Thats brilliant, thanks a million.

Could you explain to me what <td style="word-wrap:break-word;width:100px"> acually does?

Thanks
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>> word-wrap:break-word;

Does exactly what you wanted

>> width:100px

This specifies the width of the column in pixels.
You can change this value to your liking.


hongjun
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by:CtrlCtrlV
ID: 17916109

ok, thanks, just one more thing, is it possible to apply
<td style="word-wrap:break-word;width:100px">
to the whole table instead of having to put it in every <td> tag?

thanks again
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by:hongjun
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Can.


<style>
td {
      word-wrap:break-word;
      width:100px;
}
</style>

<table border="1">
<tr>
    <td>
        Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1Column1
    </td>
    <td>
        Column2
    </td>
    <td>
        Column3
    </td>
    <td>
        Column4
    </td>
</tr>
</table>



hongjun
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by:CtrlCtrlV
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thank you ;-)
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Welcome
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