I am new to the list. I have FutureBasic II that I use for my LC, LC II, and Powerbook 180c. None of these, of course are power macs. I am a low power programmer also, writing Hypercard stacks and little Basic programs for stuff around my office. I cannot figure out how to write code that will allow me to launch a program from within a FutureBasic program. I want to have a screen pop up that allows me to launch one or more files or programs from a list. For instance, let's say I have these files: Monthly Newsletter template (file) News items (hypercard stack) Page fillers (hypercard stack) Daily Bulletin template (file) Calendar (program) When I click on a button labeled "Bulletin" I want "Daily Bulletin template" to open, along with "News items." When I click on a button labeled "Newsletter," I want "Monthly Newsletter template,"News items," and "Page fillers" to open. I can do this in Hypercard (and have) but it is not as elegant an interface as I would like to make. I am working on a project that would integrate many aspects of communications in my office into one program. As it is now, I have a bunch of little programs, and this little problem is holding me up. I also want to know how I would store the addreses of those files in the program itself in the resource fork or data fork. In other words, after running it for the first time, the program will ask where each file is with a file menu picker window, and then remember that location. I know I could set up a preference file, but prefer to cut down on that sort of clutter. I would appreciate a private answer to these questions. I have days and days of digests backed up as it is. So, if you answer to the list (for some other readers' sakes), I would appreciate a blind copy also sent to me.