Oh, I just realized - I'm thinking about Microsoft Word. Is that what you're using to edit the book? If you are using Word, select the Edit menu, then select Replace, put the author's name in the first field, leave the second blank, and select the Replace All button. It should tell you how many replacements were made. If you're not using Word, I'm not familiar with the other editors. Sorry! Carrie Bud Schwab <budschwab@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hi Carrie, Thanks for the info. Pardon my ignorance, but how do I do a global replace? Could you give me a step by step procedure. I don't believe that is in rank spelling or spell check, is it? I still have a lot to learn about all of this. Thanks again. Bud At 09:01 PM 8/1/2006, you wrote: 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. Bud Schwab W 6 Z Y P Malibu, California --------------------------------- Groups are talking. We´re listening. Check out the handy changes to Yahoo! Groups.