View Full Version : HELP PLEASE!!!! Scrollbar for textbox!!!!!

03-22-2005, 02:01 PM
:thumbsup: Hello, i'm using geocities to create a webpage and i want a scroll bar for a text box on one of my pages. I don't know how to acheive this so can somebody please help me. :p :p


Sexy Sarah :)

03-22-2005, 02:39 PM
Do you mean using a text box with more than one line?

You would need to use a textarea tag:

<textarea rows="10" cols="50" name="txtMyTextarea">Welcome to my textarea tag</textarea>

More information can be found here:

Hope this helps


03-22-2005, 02:52 PM
its a normal text box but i want a scrollbar on the right hand side so someone using the site can scroll up and down in the text box reading the information.
I'm sorry i'm not very good at explaining but do you understand??


03-22-2005, 02:58 PM
I understand what you say mate. Unfortunately multi-line content/scrolling isn't available on one-line text boxes (the <input type="text"> boxes).

If you use a textarea tag as I mentioned in my previous post, as soon as there is more text than the box can show in one go, it will automatically put in a scroll bar enabling users to scroll through the information. This will enable you also to put the amount of content in that you require.

Hope this helps


03-22-2005, 03:11 PM
yes i understand now thankyou. but wen i enter information to my website when i update it in that text scroll box thingy will ohter users of the website beable to delete that info??
I'm sorry witha ll the questions but i'm new to this website building


how can i change the background colour of this and the font and also enter text??????????????

03-22-2005, 06:54 PM
No, only on their screens. The page is being held on the server and so every time it is viewed new (so if a user navigates to your page, or if they refresh the page) the textarea field will be filled again.

with regards to the colouring, you might want to post in the HTML and CSS forum :thumbsup:

Hope this helps.


03-23-2005, 02:49 PM
ye but i want a scroll bar for the text part on the site, heres the url http://www.geocities.com/thedynastyclique/home

i want a scroll bar for the text on the left because thats the news section.

how do i do this???????????????

sarah xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

03-23-2005, 04:00 PM

<iframe src="news.htm" width=354 height=306></iframe>

03-23-2005, 04:01 PM
May want to stay away from any type of frame if you dont have to use them for accessibility reasons.
You can use a div with overflow:auto;

<div style="width:200px;height:200px;overflow:auto;">Your news here</div>
if the content of the div exceeds the height or width of the div then it will obtain the scrollbars needed

03-24-2005, 10:46 AM
:thumbsup: Thankyou very much _Aerospace_Eng_ i luv u xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :cool:
How can i change the background colour and the font???
Once i can do this thats done.
Sexy Sarah

03-25-2005, 01:35 AM
:) neone going to help me please??? :o

Willy Duitt
03-25-2005, 02:07 AM
:) neone going to help me please???

Did you mean to say: "Can anyone help me please?" ;)

<div style="width:200px;height:200px;overflow:auto;background-color:#0000FF;font-family:cursive,Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">


BTW: Although your forum is empty...
I advise that you update your version of phpbb...
The version you are using has several known exploits that have been published all over the net and it will take less than a minute for a script kiddie to gain administrative priveledges and mess up your board...

03-25-2005, 03:18 PM
thankyou very much willy. i'm sorry about how i asked for help.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :thumbsup: