When I do a spell check in Word (that's what I use when I validate a book) if it h ad trem- bling it would usually tell me that trem- is not a word and then I fix it. You could try to do a replace by pressing Ctrl-H and putting in -^p for the find box and leaving the replace box blank. But if it isn't trem- on one line and bling on another line wiht a hard paragraph in between, then it's only in there what do I want to say? When I scan with Omnipage it keeps the hyphens but they are sort of hidden. Like they don't count. Try using reveal codes to see if it has a hard paragraph return in there. If it doesn't I think it's ok. Jamie in Michigan 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.