Hi Martin, What I meant was to do the following just before you read the file into your handle. CR$ = CHR$(13) OPEN "A",#1,yourFilesName$,,volRefNum% write #1,CR$;1 CLOSE #1 NOW Open your file as you are currently doing it to read the text into a handle. I've never tried this, but I don't see why it shouldn't work. Joe Wilkins Martin Fitzgibbons wrote: > No good Joe, I tried adding that in the user manual but who reads manuals. So I > need to do it in the program so the user doesn't have to think about it.