Hi I have run into a situation where I need to make sure that a string variable I have contains less then 30 characters. In this string variable is names of Mutual Fund companies. If the name is longer then 30 then I need to be able to abbreviate the name. I have some Replace() functions for the common words like "Financial", etc. However looking at some legacy code written in VB3 I see a function Abbrev(), is this still supported and if so what does it do, and or is there a comparable function in VB6? Thanks in advance for any help or comments.