I also get ERROR1025 from WORD97 writing Fam. Jour. Report to file. My setup similar to Victoria. I think file size is cause. A 650 individual report works OK, making .DOC file of 850 KB. Failing file has 850 individuals, the ~fgetemp.rtf file is 760 KB. Microsoft Works will open the .rtf file & result opens OK in WORD97, but of course all notes & index is lost. Microsoft Knowledge Base was no help.