Welcome to JavaRanch "tech doubts". No doubt you clicked on something called the JavaRanch naming policy when you signed up. Could you please take a minute to change your display name to show a name, preferably your real name? You can do that right here. It's all about maintaining our professional image - don't let the one-eyed moose fool you! Thanks and hope you'll be visiting the ranch often, Pauline
Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Have you tried document.formName.textBoxName.value ?