Nearing Christmas again and trying to solve one more problem. Each child served has one letter merged about that child. For teens, people want to know if the child already has things like watch, tapeplayer or if they have pierced ears--- these fields are not applicable to preschoolers so when I have used "if ..then " to state "This child has(or does not have) a watch; I get odd reactions to letters about 2 yr old even though I have this in a box saying it relates to teens. I think I will change to a text field (in Access) and have "has" does not have" and Not applicable as the possibilities and simply have a straight merge. What I would prefer, would be to illiminate the information on letters for young kids. Any suggestions?