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How Do You Make A Text Box Fit Amount of Text


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Old Aug 2, 2010, 05:36 PM
markmac
 
5 posts · Aug 2010
I'm using the Atahualpa theme...thanks much. A NU-B

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Old Aug 3, 2010, 04:47 AM
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OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
see http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=6606
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 09:21 AM
markmac
 
5 posts · Aug 2010
Thanks, good points. I'll try to be clearer. I'm running wordpress 3 and Atahualpa 3.4. I've made a static site using "Pages." It's not live yet, running on xampp.

I have a welcome page without much text in the center column. The box it's in takes up the whole page leaving a lot of blank space at the bottom. My second pages has quite a bit of text. Is there a way to tell a text box to resize itself, to conform to the text inside? Can this be done on a page-by-page basis?

Thanks, Mark
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 05:18 PM
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how did you define your text box?
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 07:43 PM
markmac
 
5 posts · Aug 2010
Center column style: (I guess this is what I'm calling a text box)
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background-color: #dff0d5;
-moz-border-radius: 30px;
-khtml-border-radius: 30px;
-webkit-border-radius: 30px;
border-radius: 30px;


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also from "Posts and Pages" Body Box (this is more the outside, the whole box, I think)

padding-top: 10px;
padding-left: 80px;
padding-right: 70px;
padding-bottom: 60px;
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Here's the content of the Welcome page I'd like centered vertically:

<center>
<table width="400">
<tr>
<td>
<em><font size="2">"What a morning! A few puffy clouds. A pure blue sky. The lark was on the wing. The snail was on the thorn. And Kalisha Jackson was on her stoop, having a panic attack."</font></em>
</td>
</tr>
</table></center>
<em>The Word Gang</em> is the story of three kids in school who start using big words to be disruptive.

<strong><a href=http://localhost/wordpress/on-writing/>How I Wrote . . .</a></strong> this could have been a book in itself, but I tried to be reasonable.

<strong><a href=http://localhost/wordpress/about-mark/>About . . . </a></strong>a short bio.

<strong><a href=http://localhost/wordpress/schedule/>Schedule . . . </a></strong>arrange a visit, in person or via Skype, to your classroom, book club, or bookstore.

<strong><a href=http://localhost/wordpress/my-stories/> ‎Stories . . . </a></strong>links to my short fiction published online.

<strong><a href=http://localhost/vanillaforums-Garden-8832d74/index.php?p=/entry/ target="blank">Forum . . . </a></strong>post a comment, an*image, your own work. Don't be shy. I'd like to hear from you.

<strong><center>Happy Reading!

Best, Mark </center></strong>

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I feel a little silly not knowing the terms better. Hope this helps clarify. Thanks, Mark
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 07:48 PM
markmac
 
5 posts · Aug 2010
And. On my laptop's small screen the content seems to fit the center column nicely. I also have a big monitor and here Welcome page has a lot of empty space at the bottom. I think I'm looking for a command to tell the center column to re-size itself around whatever text is present. m
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 07:50 PM
markmac
 
5 posts · Aug 2010
Oh, and I'm using a fluid-width site, at 96%.

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