I have an editable textarea for writing text into complete with a scrollpane. The scrollpane constructor is 'sp = new JScrollPane(ta,sp.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED,sp.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_NEVER);' where ta is the textarea. The problem is that the text doesn't jump to the next line below when I reach the edge of the text area. Any help? I thought disabling the horizontal scrollpane would do it but it just disappears into the void!