Hi Bud, What I do is to add an extra character to the author's name where I want it to remain (like on the title and copyright pages), then I do a global replace of the author's name to nothing, and delete the extra characters. Yes, it's a pain, but it's better than deleting each one by hand. (As an example, if the author is John Milton, I change the name to Johnx Milton on the title and copyright pages, delete all of the John Milton names everywhere, then change Johnx Milton back to John Milton.) Just a suggestion, Carrie Bud Schwab <budschwab@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hi Gang, Is it possible to delete something that repeats over and over like the author's name or the title with either spell check or rank spelling? I can't figure out how it could be done but I'm sure it can be done if I knew what I was doing. That would save a lot of time from going through the book page by page and doing it by hand. Thanks. Bud Schwab W 6 Z Y P Malibu, California 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. --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Get on board. You're invited to try the new Yahoo! Mail Beta.