I've just figured out that opening and dealing with one thread at a time is a much better way of showing the world that as a problem solver is well equipped. It is much more representative of your skills to deal with multiple threads and not multiple questions in a single thread. So....... I will go back to my code.... do as much as I can, referring back to this thread for examples, and then if I get stuck again, post a new thread and hope that you pick up an interest. Thank you again for staying with me. Perhaps one day I will be able to give back something I have learnt here... to a fresh newbie :-)...........Regards DA.