>the routine is _sweet_, i tell you! :+) > >the function has some funkiness -- >the leading doesn't seem to update, >nor do the line breaks, a problem which >i've seen before, and seen solved, too, bowerbird-- Glad you liked it! Try using CALL TECALTEXT(teH&) after TESETSTYLE. I haven't tried it, but I think it will solve your problem. 0"0 =J= a y "