Thanks...didn't realize that the & meant that there had to be something in that location. The help file says that the & is to be used in place of a single word, but it doesn't say that the word has to be supplied.

You also mentioned that a quick look at my overall script made you think there might/will be other problems. If you wouldn't mind going through, identifying those problems and coming up with resolutions, it would be appreciated...rather than me trying to find solutions as they come up, and maybe coming here again & again.