I'm trying to extract the first 3 words (or 4 or whatever) from a recordset field so I can format it with CSS. I'm not sure how to do this. mid() won't work because there's no way to know how many characters I'm dealing with. In short I what to dynamically retrieve the first few words from a field, format it with css, deliver it, then continue where it left off without the css. Any suggestions? Thanks!