In a message dated 15/12/2006 21:08:01 GMT Standard Time, mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes: With luck, more companies will come to recognise that M$ is just a huge example of "the emperor's new clothes". </rant mode off> Mike L Hi Mike, Sorry to have got you into rant mode! I do appreciate your point of view, but in my recent history of working in a range of operations from very small to very large, I have found Microsoft Office to be the standard. I have never come across Open Office I'm afraid. Frank T.