It seems to be working now. I think I just had a computer problem (it has been acting strange the last few days). Thanks to all for the attempts to help. Yes, it does depend on the user's settings. Some folks disabled opening files to prevent downloading malicious code/files. But I think most folks (unless they physically disable it) will automatically open the file (unless they have a demon-possessed computer like mine. Where did I put that holy water??). Thanks again. Paul -----Original Message----- From: Luther, Ron [mailto:Ron.Luther at COMPAQ.com] Hi Paul, Doesn't it depend on the client's set-up? I thought that determined whether such a link would 'open' in word ... or download the file. HTH, Ron L.