I am trying to start using zip+4 -- I changed the zip code field size in my table from 5 to 9 and the input mask to 00000\-9999;; The table displays the 5 digit codes and the 9 digit codes correctly. (FYI it is a text field.) I also changed the formatting on all my printing (reports). HOWEVER, this is where the problem begins. All 9 digit codes print correctly, the 5 digits codes DO NOT! The 5 digit codes print like this "3-0344" instead of the correct "30344-". As if it were starting from the right instead of the left. I'm sure this is a simple fix, I'm just not an Access expert and I'm stumped. Thanks for any help.