This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] Would the replace function work? replace("TEXT",VbCrLf & VbCrLf,VbCrLf) I never have tried it with non-characters, but I would start there. Josh -----Original Message----- From: Charles Roper [mailto:reachme at charlesroper.co.uk.treas.gov] Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 2:47 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Stripping two VbCrLfs Hi, I'm writing to a text file using the FileSystemObject in ASP/VBscript by submitting a form with a textarea. How do I strip out two instances of VbCrLf when writing to the text file and replace it with just the one VbCrLf? What's happening is when a user hits return twice to create a paragraph in the text area, it's inserting two VbCrLfs, whereas I need the text file to have only one VbCrLf after each paragraph. So, for example, this is what the text file is being written like now: Line of text Line of text Line of text But I want it to be written like so: Line of text Line of text Line of text Preferably I'd like to replace the VbCrLfs when writing to the file rather than reformatting it after it's been written. Thanks in advance. Charles Roper -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !