Hi, I am very new to Java so apologies if this question seems dumb!! I have an applet which has the following: A JtextArea, a format button and a textfield. When the applet runs the user copies some text into the TextArea and then clicks the format button and the text is displayed in the textfield. When I try and do this, nothing happens.. If I declare the JTextArea with a string.. the string is displayed in the textfield when the format button is clicked... What am I doing wrong... HELP!!!