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I have a text input field in a form.  I want the type to align top left.  Now its in the middle left.  How can I fix that?

<td><input name="item4" type="text" class="FreeForm" valign="top" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" size="200" />

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by:Gary
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Do you mean like this
http://jsfiddle.net/8PVdh/
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by:Ishaan Rawat
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<td><input name="item4" type="text" class="FreeForm" valign="top" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" size="200" style="text-align: left; padding-top: 0px;" />

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try this...
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by:DS928
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Thank you.
I tried both and neither one did it.  Here is the page...
http://www.menuhead.com/makeorder.php
it's the bottom text field.  "Customer Order"
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by:Gary
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You want a textarea not an input.
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by:DS928
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Just got your order! LOL!  So how do I do this?

<td><input name="item4" type="text" class="FreeForm" valign="top" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" size="200" />

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by:jrm213jrm213
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If your text box has a height set to it so it is larger than the text, the text will always be centered vertically in the box, you can't change it, and messing with padding or margins will cause issues cross browser. If you want your textbox to be taller but have the text vertically aligned to the top, use <textarea></textarea> instead of <input type="text"></input>
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by:jrm213jrm213
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hah, didn't see GaryC123's answer, started to answer, went to lunch and submitted.
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by:Ishaan Rawat
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<textarea rows="6" columns="14"></textarea>

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try something like this...

change the rows and columns as per your needs..
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by:DS928
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Tried this....quite a mess!

<td><textarea name="item4" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" size="200" /textarea>
                                </td>

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by:COBOLdinosaur
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A text type input field is for single line input.  As it appears you are looking for multi-line input then you should be doing a Gary says and use a text area.

An input is not going to allow multi-line, and the text is not going to wrap.

Please spend a few minutes on a site with basic HTML tutorials to learn the basic use of the form elements.

Cd&
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by:Gary
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You missed the starting tag

<td><textarea name="item4" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" size="200" </textarea>
                                </td>
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by:Ishaan Rawat
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<td><textarea name="item4" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" rows="4" columns="15" /textarea>
                                </td>

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try something like this...
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<td>
<textarea name="item4" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" size="200"> </textarea>
</td>


Forgot the ending tag myself
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by:DS928
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This works....

<td><textarea rows="4" cols="50" name="item4" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here">Type Your Order Here</textarea>
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by:Ishaan Rawat
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<td>
<textarea name="item4" id="item4" value="Type Your Order Here" rows="6" cols="20"> </textarea>
</td> 

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Text area do not have size as an attribute... use cols and rows instead...
Check here...
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_textarea.asp
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