I was experimenting with the text search code posted on this site and ran into a problem...the Folder object .Files property returns all the files including MS Word files in the directory, but the text search fails on the Word files (due to file storage format - this becomes obvious when I output the strFileContents to the browser). Is there a way to open/treat the Word files as normal text so that the string search will work? Should I be using a different search method (OLE?)? Any insight would be appreciated...<BR><BR>Thanks in advance,<BR><BR>Jason