Lissi, If you want to save your synopsis in a file using Word, then go ahead and save it as a Word document or .DOC file since that's the default. It's better to save it as a DOC file since that will allow you to save the results of spell checking the synopsis. If you decide to save it using K-1000, then follow Mike's instructions. Remember that both Word and K-1000 allow you to count the number of characters if you decide to write a short synopsis for a book. In Word, mark the text, pull down the Tools Menu, and select Word Count. If you wish to convert one file type to another, then this is usually done through a Save As item in the File menyu. Simply renaming the file with a different extension is asking for trouble. All that does is rename the file. Because Windows uses the extension in the file name to decide which software to use to open the file, You would probably have to rename the file to its original extension before you could open it again since the file's actual format may not be compatible with the format associated with the new extension. To convert a file to another file type in Word, Pull down the File menu Select Save As Tab once to the Save As Type combo box Choose the file type you wish to convert to Tab once to the Save button and hit Enter HTH Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Estelnalissi Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 5:39 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] long synopsis, what kind of file? Dear Validators, It's my understanding that it's helpful to write a long synopsis in a file that can be saved. I'm still confused by file extentions. If I were to write a synopsis in word using windows xp and jaws 6.0 and save it in my validations in progress folder in my documents, how should I name it? Then when uploading, do I transfer the synopsis by cut copying and pasting? Or do I do it by file name...I know this question barely makes sense, but I had to ask before I made the attempt. Always With Love, Lissi To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.