One day a few months ago out of the blue, when I was working on one of the channel or comparison charts for the DBSTalk homepage, I went to center some text. When I did I got the infamous illegal operation messege. Of coarse none of my changes were saved. Went back into excel, centered the text w/o a problem. Ever since that, everytime I goto center text in Excel I always get the illegal operation messege, but then when I go back into Excel it works fine. This has continued after completly uninastalling Office and reinstalling it and after 3 system restores. Any ideas, this has become a real pain in the butt and I use Excel for a lot more then just the DBSTalk pages. I have Corel Quatro Pro, but I dont have the time to learn it. I like WordPerfect and Presentations better then Word and PPT. Thanks!