jonh, I thought I had tried vblf on it's own, but I obviously didn't, so thanks for the heads up.
The solution that I provided to Winxmun will work using vblf instead of "|".
I hope the OP comes back.
The only problem I can foresee is if there are more than 65,000 characters in the file, because the file comes across as one Record when using Line Input.