Hi everyone, I am up to Archiving in Kochan's book. Being totally new to the concept of serialization, spent most of the day just trying to familiarizing myself with the basic concepts. So, XML and plists have been seen and digested, the concepts of sending files to other computers, understood ( I think). But...I would like to try and put into some sort of perspective. May I just ask this. What would members of the list say is the commonest tasks that one would use Archiving for? Versus, for example, just saving a file ( as in Textfile.rtf save). thanks.