> Peter... where do you stand w.r.t. putting the data from the archives into > columns? > As I said in a prior post, just email me sample data you have for a month and I'll check out the finer details of doing this. To clarify something - when you say 'columns', do you mean columns in a database, a spreadsheet or an ASCII text file? The last option is by far the simplest for me. I will be writing a program using a language called LabVIEW to parse the data and extract it into the various columns. > No one will have to own a copy of FM to run this application I can make > it run stand-alone... Mac or PC. Are there any run-time license fees for > people to use this on their own computer? > Once the data is in columns there is almost nothing I can't do... what's most > important, in my opinion is separating the > replies from the quoted text... since that's the part that's most unwieldy in > terms of readability and the biggest hindrance to usability. You're probably right here. Google does this superbly with their latest newsgroup and gmail interfaces, although their algorithms are certainly proprietary. When I see the data, I'll assess what is possible. Don't forget to send me that file! regards Peter Badcock ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.