Along with replace(), you could use this as well: <% dim strLineOfText strLineOfText = "Line of text." & vbcrlf & vbcrlf & vbcrlf ' note that for some reason, vbcrlf = vblf in the above text. ' VBS seems to do this a lot, so you may need to check for both chr(10) and chr(13) do while right(strLineOfText,1) = chr(10) or right(strLineOfText,1) = chr(13) ' as long as there is a line-feed at the end of the string, lop it off strLineOfText = left(strLineOfText, len(strLineOfText)-2) loop ' add one line feed to the end strLineOfText = strLineOfText & vbcrlf ' view the source of the resulting HTML to see: ' <P>BEGIN<BR>Line of text. ' <BR>END response.write("<P>BEGIN<BR>" & strLineOfText & "<BR>END") %> Using the replace() method is much easier (obviously) but if you have any other need for a double-line-feed in the text itself, it too will become a single line-feed, so watch out! =) Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu http://www.330i.net > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Charles Roper > 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 !