Thanks - that was the problem.
I am still having a problem with the height of the editable region. The text shows up in a scrollable box within the larger editable region. I cant figure out why.
For example I have the text area set to be 400px high, which it is, but the actual text is in a scrollable box thats about 100px high. ???
Wait... I see this only happens in one browser - Google Chrome. I guess there is nothing that needs to be fixed then, since it works fine in Firefox and Internet Explorer. Just be aware I guess.