I was wondering if anyone could show me how to take a string that is entered and then find that string and use it as my unit of measure . I also have to find a number that is part of a string. for example: How many feet in an 24 inches? If you could point me to a good tutorial I have been looking at several today and they have lead here stuck. I just need a push in the right direction. This is a begginer program and so what you see is what you get.