Hi thanks for reply, I just tried that and it does the same - both phrases on the same line in the RTF memo field
Ive used vbnewline in a msgbox before and works fine, but it stumped me as to why its not working in memo field.
once i get this working then I will use it to drop new lines into the memo field on afterupdate from a combo.
heres my test code:
Private Sub cmdNewlines_Click()
Me.DocsNeededToProceed = "First line" & vbNewLine & "Second Line"
thanks for your help