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I am trying to use a select box to store a list of responses, but I have a limited width of which I can use. I have set a width for the select box, but my responses are longer then the width so they are getting cut off. I would like the responses to then wrap so the entire response can be viewed. I know if I don't set the width the window will stretch to accommodate it, but I don't have the area to do this. Can anybody please help? Even if it means using javascript I would be willing to try it. Thank you

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Maybe you can show what are the text and it is not needed to be wrapped maybe it just need to be rephrased.

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No even if I rephrase it it would still be pretty long. I have looked into that and it is a good thought, but the responses are as short as they can be.

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Can you put some text boxes out to the sides, and connect them with key letters (e.g., box D) to the select boxes?

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no the replies have to be in the select box for the user to click on directly. Very good thought though, but the replies have to be in the select box.

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would something like this work

<textarea rows='7' cols='35' style='float:right;' id='bigbox'></textarea>
<select id='sel' onchange='document.getElementById("bigbox").innerText=document.getElementById("sel").value'>
<option alt='' value='' disabled>Select</option>
<option value=' this long text1 this is more text and still more this long text1 this is more text and still more this long text1 this is more text and still more'> short text 1 </option>
<option value='this is a long text  test2 this is a long text  test2 this is a long text  test2 this is a long text  test2 this is a long text  test2 this is a long text  test2 '> short text 2 </option>
<option value='this is a test3 this is a long text  testthis is a test3 this is a long text  testthis is a test3 this is a long text  testthis is a test3 this is a long text  testthis is a test3 this is a long text  testthis is a test3 this is a long text  testthis is a test3 this is a long text  test'> short text 3 </option>
<option value='this is a test4 this is a test4 this is a test4 this is a test4 this is a test4 this is a test4 this is a test4 this is a test4 '> short text 4 </option>
<option value=' this is a test5 this is a test5 this is a test5 this is a test5 this is a test5 this is a test5'> short text 5 </option>
<option value='this is a test6 this is a test6 this is a test6 this is a test6 this is a test6 '> short text 6 </option>
</select>
<button type="submit" title="Click To Submit completed form" onclick='return confirm("Are you Sure ? ");' name="submit" value="Send" >Send</button>

Long text in value= could be the full string from the database, short text something like substr($string,20);

Edited by almostbob: n/a

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