perl_diver - 10:05 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)
it does not sound impossible, but it will probably require some work. Also, you may want to rethink your requirements. Since these are just teasers, you may be trying too hard to format them in a specific way. Some may have a few more words or a few less displaying in the alloted space depending on the html code in the text, like <br> tags, but is it really that important? There are ways to do what you want, but if it's beyond your programming ability you may need to hire a programmer or provide more detail, like the code you're currently using, some sample text, etc.