Peter: I tend to agree with you that a remote connection is not necessary. No, I cannot replicate the problem, but I will take a file and do some search/replace operations keeping an accurate record of each search and it's results. When I get an example of the problem I will send you the file with the steps I took in the search. That, at least can get us a start. John ________________________________________________________________________ Try Juno Platinum for Free! Then, only $9.95/month! Unlimited Internet Access with 1GB of Email Storage. Visit http://www.juno.com/value to sign up today!