Hi Bruce and others, me> (1) Keep your line lengths (from <CR> to <CR>) less > than (say) 65. If you go up near 80 (the immediate > danger point) the shxzt will hit the fan when others > quote you using line prefixes like " > ". you> Sir: > Thanks for the info. I had noticed that when I kept lines short they seem to= > =20 > fare better. > > Bruce Opps, you have just tripped up with a line of over 75 characters that immediately got nastily cut, and will probably get nastily cut again as I resend it. My hunch is that one needs more than good intentions to be polite in this respect. One needs a razor sharp line cutter in writing or formatting one's email. The best I know is in the "Format..." menus of MacSink 7.0, a shareware from the 1980's. I am posting it in ftp://topo.math.u-psud.fr/pub/lcs/fb/ MacSink may be oldfashioned, but it is *fast* and *stable* and it runs well under OSX in classic mode. Incidentally MacSink is by Dave McWherter, who is the author of MacAssembly, and Vantage. Our Andy Gariepy built ZBasic and FBII with MacAssembly. Thus, ZBasic, FBII and MacSink are cousins; it is no accident that they still run fine dacades after they were built! Cheers LS PS. MacSink can tell you the number of characters in any selection -- using the "Statistics" item in the "Other" menu.