Cool!! Thanks a bunch. I just may name my first born son after you. ;-) -Rob -----Original Message----- From: Rob Smith [mailto:rob.smith at THERMON.com] Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 4:12 PM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: RE: [thelist] ASP newbie with needs help asking a question Hi Rob First off bookmark this page: (it's saved me tons o time) http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_examples.asp Then look here: http://www.w3schools.com/asp/showasp.asp?filename=demo_asp_right You want the "left" function strings = "This is a really long sentence." response.write left(strings, 10) & "..." output: This is a re... Enjoy! rob -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !