Hot To Specify the Content Box Size of a Block Element


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If you want to control the size of the content box of a block element, you can use the "width" and "height" properties as shown below:

  • {width: 300px} - Specifies the content box to be 300px wide.
  • {height: 200px} - Specifies the content box to be 200px high.

The HTML and CSS document below shows you a good example of how to specify content box size of on a <P> tag:

<style type="text/css">
  H1 {font-size: 20px} {width: 425px; border: 1px solid black}
  TABLE#out {background-color: #ffdddd}
  TD#box {border: 1px solid black}
  P#box {width: 300px; height: 200px; 
    background-color: #ddddff}
  TD.legend {height: 29px; background-color: #ffffff}
  TD.legend#content {height: 200px}
</head><body><div class="page">
<H1>Content Box Width and Height</H1>
<table id=out><tr>
<td id=box><p id=box><script language="JavaScript">
  for (i=0; i<10; i++) {
    for (j=0; j<10; j++) {
      document.write(j+' ');
<tr><td class=legend id=content>- Content box</td></tr>
<p align="right">By</p>

Save this document as contentBox.html, and view it with a browser, you should see the content box being formatted as 300x200 pixels as shown below:

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