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It isn't possible to add a scroll bar to a paragraph for two reasons:
 

1. It isn't advised in modern web design.
2. It will not work good on touch devices, ie. iPad, iPhone. You should have only one scroll bar in your website, and it should be the site scroll-bar without inner-scrolls.
 

Please note that you can try to add a scroll bar by adding CSS to the HTML code. A tutorial is available at w3schools here
Also note that we cannot provide support for custom code that you are embedding into your website.

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  • onceupon-atime

    Replied by onceupon-atime July 25, 2012

    Does anyone know how to make a scrollbar paragraph in HTML 5 Editor?

    I know how it works in the wix flash editor. I am now using the HTML 5 editor, and it gives no options that I can find for scrollbars. If someone could explain that to me, or offer another helpful suggestion for fitting a lot of text on one page, I'd appreciate it.

  • Ron Wix Team

    Replied by Ron June 26, 2012

    The reason why we do not provide a scroll-bar for HTML5 sites is mentioned above, it is not compatible with touch based devices.

    Ron, Wix Team
  • survteamvdt

    Replied by survteamvdt June 25, 2012

    lol  i think scrollbar is best looking than a 10foot long page...Why did you purely and simply delete this option? Let it as an otpion...

  • Samantha Wix Team

    Replied by Samantha May 13, 2012

    Hi lukecgall,

     

    As Alon said, it is in your best interest not to use a scrollable paragraph for now :

    " It will not work good on touch devices, ie. iPad, iPhone. you should only have one scroll bar in your website, and it should be the site scroll-bar without inner-scrolls."

    You can keep up to date with what features are Coming Soon here.

    Have a great day !

     

     

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  • lukecgall

    Replied by lukecgall May 12, 2012

    A scrolling text box would certainly be helpful! Thanks

  • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

    Replied by Alon - WIX team May 7, 2012

    there's a good reason why we don't offer this component...

    like the best answer states " It will not work good on touch devices, ie. iPad, iPhone. you should only have one scroll bar in your website, and it should be the site scroll-bar without inner-scrolls."

    Having said that, we hear you! if more users will join this post we'll consider adding this feature.

    Alon - Wix Team
  • modernoboss

    Replied by modernoboss May 6, 2012

    how do u choosed the answer to be the best answer while all this users is asking for this feature ??

    it is the users who say it will be nice or not
    as wix is a service :(
     

  • pack345sf

    Replied by pack345sf May 3, 2012

    You have scroll boxes on your other templates. how do I add a scroll box to another template that doesn't have this option?

  • aswartzman

    Replied by aswartzman May 2, 2012

    how do i make a scrolling text box

    I have added a text box but it is too long. I want to add a scroll bar to the side and reduce the size of the box

  • roncurlyharris

    Replied by roncurlyharris April 22, 2012

    Where has the scrolling text box option gone?

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