>If an edit field contains two lines of Text and the lines are separated by a >CR, how should I save and read? Reading with Input# or Line Input# will not >read all of the original text since a CR terminates the operation. Is Write# >and Read# the best solution? If so, should the length of the string be saved >so it can be used with Read# ? >Thanks >Barrie Barrie, Personally, I would use WRITE FIELD and READ FIELD, but if your needs can guarantee you'll never have over 255 chars, then WRITE# and READ# can work. If that's the route you choose, yes, I would save the length byte so you can use READ#. e-e =J= a y "