Sue, I've validated two like that in the last week. I also found words run together in those same books, though that didn't occur as much as a space showing up in the middle of a word. You can run it through a spell checker. This will fix most, if not all, of the words. It's possible though that both halves of the word may show up in the spelling dictionary, though. I found two instances where the word "inside" had been broken into the words "in" and "side". Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of siss52 Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 7:10 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: validation I got a book off the Step 1 page which, so far, seems to be okay with one exception. All through it there seems to be a space in the middle of words.. Since the words are not the same, is reading all of it the only way to correct these words? Thanks. Sue S.