I had a situation like this, it was on a school district website. The minutes to the school board meetings were going to become available on the website, and instead of dealing with the issues you are talking about, we converted the text to Adobe Acrobat documents. It saved a ton of headaches. Not sure this would work in your case, but I thought I would throw that out. You could put the link to the pdf file in the database. Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of William Hutton Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 1:40 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] CSS White-space I have a very large text string, varchar(4000), in a SQL database that I'd like to display. Here's the problem; If I place it inside a <p> tag, I lose the text formatting in the string; spaces, carriage returns, line-feeds, etc. If I place it inside a <pre> tag, I get the test formatting, but I lose the word-wrap. :( After doing some research, as best as I can tell, an in-line style sheet for the <p> tag would fix my problem, but I can't seem to get it to work. Here's the page I found; http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/css/properties/text/whitespace.htm And it seems that the following should accomplish what I need; <p STYLE="white-space: -pre-wrap">foo</p> However, even this simple test doesn't seem to work; <p style="white-space: pre"> This should be preformatted text; But is it? Is it?! </p> If I change the <p> tags to <pre>, the text displays with the propper formatting. I wanted to see if ANY of the white-space style sheet attributes worked. I think these are supposed to be supported in HTML 4.0, and IE5.5+. I'm using IE6. Anyone have a suggestion? Either to get this to work, or some other way to accomplish my goal? Thanks, Will -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !