Textareas just show plain text I know, but I am having a problem with some of the secretaries in my office. They feel that they need to keep format of items they want to cut and paste into the textareas. For example, if they had a BOLD line in word, it would maintain the format in textarea. This might be undoable altogether, but...When you copy text from, say Word, are their hidden word tags to differenciate bold text? I am think of code that can read that code, and set a css for the textarea accordingly. I know this is probably impossible, but who knows.