I am not quit sure what you mean but if you want to show text from a database table field in a text area just do<BR><BR><textarea cols=whatever rows=whatever name="YourText"><%=RS("TheTextField% 2;</textarea><BR><BR>you might want to explain in a little more detail what you want to do
What do you mean insert text before or after ?<BR><BR>If you mean have a initial value in a textarea, you can assign an initial value simply by setting it like this:<BR><BR><textarea name="myTestArea"><BR>I'm here by default<BR></textarea><BR><BR>Or place ASP instead for dynamic text. <BR><BR>Hope this answered something, like I said, I didn't quite understand your question.<BR><BR>Vadim C.
I meant to post this in HTML forum, but didn't relize i was in ASP. What i meant was, if you highlight text in a textarea, then click a button, have it add text on either side of the highlighted text you've selected in the textarea