i'm trying to write a help file for my database. i have it set up as a command button (click for help) to open a form as popup and modal. this form is just one big text box that pulls it's data from a microsoft word file. i've tried to do it using a table for the form's recordsoure or as a file all by itself but no good. i keep getting an ole error. specifically, "The OLE server may not be registered" error message. i have office 2003 pro edition and everything is run from the computer. i even ran the procedure recommended in kb article 896865 and it didn't work. is there anything else i can try or should i just give up and use a memo field type and have to live with only one font, no underlines, no bullets and nothing else for the whole thing. -- Greg D.