Hi David What you describe sounds like Word is auto replacing hyphens with either en- or em-dashes. This is a configurable option in Word that often defaults to on. Try using double quotes, If they get switched to 66's and 99's style quotes, then that is likely the problem. I no longer use MS Office for these and other reasons, so cannot tell you how to switch off this formatting. But it can be switched off, somewhere within it.
The only other option I can think of would be to change your Db character set to one that can accept these extended characters. That might also mean changing some of Window's/Word's behaviour (to be using UTF-8 for example). Niel -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php