rtt4a & JosEPh II : Thx for your help. I checked my custom letterhead folder in AND, which was empty as I had previously cleaned it out. I'll look at loading the static folder in the xml loading, though I'm not sure how to do that. I was looking thru the BUG options earlier today and there are probably some options I can turn off. I don't think I saw anything regarding the diplomacy options, but I must have overlooked it. I'll check again. Once again, thx for your suggestions!