I am having probs with increasing the field size on a data base I have designed. Normally, the field is set to "text" which allows up to 255 characters per field. This can be increased to 65.5k characters by changing the data type property to "memo". However, when I do this, I still cannot type in more than 255 charcters. It is essential that I increase the field size as the data base is used to stoer and retrieve large amounts of descriptive text. I think that I must be missing a trick somewhere; can any one help please ?