When database fields include special characters, the (ToAnsi( lets them export to csv mail merge files with those characters intact. When the mailing selection set, destined for output on labels is first written to its csv file, the special characters are present in the file. The trouble seems related to the Readln's associated with output of the final labels. So, one idea is - skip the csv file - and store the selection set in a sorting table, and then go directly to the labels. I'll be testing that. Thanks for the heads up about the debugger.