My 10-year-old is now starting to work in FB. Last night (yes, he'll stay up until midnight writing code) he had an IF/THEN/NEXT line that spilled right off the edge of the screen (I haven't started him on string resources yet). He asked if he should break it into a 5-line LONG IF/XELSE structure instead. I said yes, because it's easier to read and makes no difference to the compiler. But, of course, I was just making that up, so now I'm asking: _does_ the compiler distinguish in any way between LONG IF and single-line IF? How about between IF and SELECT/CASE (say you're only specifying one CASE)? Wholly unrelated matter #1: how 'bout putting those hypothetical manual pages on plain paper & letting users punch their own continent-specific holes? Wholly unrelated matter #2: I got my programs to stop randomly crashing 68K Macs. I did it by making _all_ resource handles (5 or 6) global, set to 0 when done, and ruthlessly weeding out every trace of DISPOSHANDLE.