Early versions of Pick did not natively have a way to reference the Master Dictionary at all. That is, you could not open the master dictionary as a file because there was no reference to it, to use as the text handle against an OPEN.
This is why the MD itself had a Q pointer called MD, which just had a Q in the first field and nothing else in it. Now having an item in the master dictionary to point at itself, you can OPEN "MD" TO F.MD Q pointers do not need anything in the second field. If you only have a Q in the first field and then a name in the *third* field, then it assume you are making a "short" link (quick link) to a file with a long name. _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users