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Word Wrap For Email Template

Thread began 2/13/2011 9:35 pm by Paul45 | Last modified 2/15/2011 3:14 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2107 views | 7 replies |

Paul45

Word Wrap For Email Template

Hi i have used the block email template. I have tested the form i have created and entered a paragraph of text in the comments field and submitted the form.

However when i checked the email that was sent the text is running out of the table and of the email template. Is it possible to apply a word wrap to the email template table to prevent this from happening?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

send a copy of the email template file so i can see how you have it set up.

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Paul45

Thanks for taking a look at this Jason.

Basically i have used the block email template and have modified the text only, however the table field shinks and expands depending on the amount of text that will be entered in the comments field on my contact page.

Im hoping there is a way of fixing the table so that the text doesnt push out of the template boundary, but expands with the template down the page instead. Possibly some sort of text wrap?

Hope this makes sense

Cheers

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

try changing this line:

php:
<td style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 12px;padding: 3px; border-left: 1px solid #DDD; color: #B6B6B6;"><?php echo(str_replace("\n","<BR />",(is_array($pval)?implode(", ",$pval):$pval))); ?></td>



to:

php:
<td style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 12px;padding: 3px; border-left: 1px solid #DDD; color: #B6B6B6;"><?php echo(str_replace("\n","<BR />",(is_array($pval)?implode(", ",nl2br($pval)):nl2br($pval)))); ?></td>
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Paul45

I replaced the line Jason but unfortunately the text is still running off the template if a long string of text is inserted into the table. The wrap seems to work for the first line, but when it returns to the second line the table continues to expand.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

try adding a width to the td cells style:

php:
<td style="width:400px; word-wrap: break-word; font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 12px;padding: 3px; border-left: 1px solid #DDD; color: #B6B6B6;"><?php echo(str_replace("\n","<BR />",(is_array($pval)?implode(", ",nl2br($pval)):nl2br($pval)))); ?></td>
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Paul45

Unfortunately still no joy after inserting the 400px width and word-wrap: break-word;

I have replaced the lines of code and the same thing is happening, i have input a string of text in the table just so you can see the problem more clearly. I have zipped up the template.

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the example string is causing the issue.

You're sample string is an unbroken string with no spaces, the lack of spaces in the the string is causing the table cell to expand.


using a more realistic string of words separated by spaces, you should not encounter this issue.

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