you are forcing the statement in parenthesis to resolve, so it becomes set the tectColor of n to "red" which of course is nonsense. Bob S > On Aug 17, 2019, at 12:42 , Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > setthetextColorof(line XOUNT offld "fPROC") to"red" > > Disnae wark . . . > > Erm? > > Richmond.