I have searched and found no solution so...
Here is my textarea
<!--input type="text" value="" name="COPYINPUT" class="COPYINPUT" ID="COPYINPUT"-->
<input type="textarea" value="" name="COPYINPUT" class="COPYINPUT" ID="COPYINPUT">
and here is the CSS for it...
border:0px inset #F5F5F5;
border:2px inset #F5F5F5;
document.Finance.COPYINPUT.value=("First Line\nSecond Line\\nThird Line\n\nFourth Line\n\rFifth Line\r\nSixth Line<br>Seventh Line")
and this is what shows up in the textarea
First LineSecond Line\nThird LineFourth LineFifth LineSixth Line<br>Seventh Line
As you can see "\n" is treated like it's not even there. Nothing seems to work. What am I doing wrong?