I have downloaded a thirty day trial of Adobe Photoshop CS3 which functions with the exception of the search facility in the programmes help. I have installed twice with the same result. I tried it also by installing on my old PC and it functions perfectly OK. I only have about a week left to contiue trying it out. The error message that I get is "Caught exception in spry.utils.stringToXMLDoc():[object Error]" I have googled and only found one reference to this which refers to the fact that this function uses "Microsft.XMLDOM" Active X object"