Hi, I am selecting a very long string out of a database such as story
I want to display the story in three table columns next to each other.
How can i count how many characters are in a varible and split into three equal(or near equal) varibles. i.e.:

$var1=nice sunny day
turns into
$var2=nice
$var3=sunny
$var4=day

It doesnt matter if it cuts in the middle of a word.

any ideas?

thanks in advance