Many of are existing programs currently utilize Internally Described Printer Files (O-Spec). We have one new individual that we have hired that only knows and would only like to utilize Externally Described Printer Files. I am trying to get input from individual which is really the best way to go. I realize everyone has there own style and techniques, but being the Programming Supervisor, my Director and I are trying to set one standard. The individual for Externally Described Printer Files uses the benefits of being able to bold and underline headings, where you can't in Internally Described Printer Files. He also says it is faster to create an external file, and that interal file are just "old technology and he should not be subjected to "old technology" The individuals for Internally Described Printer Files say it is much faster to debug and analyze as it is all in one place(the program), and you are not using indicators like the external printer file. They feel that they can create an internal file just as fast as and external. Also, are their any performance issues to consider. Thanks for your input. Sandy.