>I found that in STR# 127, where the compiler puts strings extracted from code, >certain blocks of text had gone bad: missing altogether, or long clumps of >gibberish. Lucy: Do you assign the data to that string differently than the other strings? I still find that when I try to do this: a$="The string" inside a code resource then I end up with an empty string. But when I assign strings manually by moving memory around everything works fine. (It's a headache, though; I've had to resort to POKEing ASCII codes into the string one at a time just to enter the filenames for my resources.) Staz says this shouldn't happen, but darned if I can figure it out. Mark ____________________ wave(Toronto, Canada) Genius is 50% inspiration, 50% perspiration, and 50% having the right tools.