Thanks for the heads-up. 4 x licences of CS3 arrived at work today but haven't been installed yet... I'll have to wait for a week or so to find some time to install them all. Quark 7 is going on the machines as well and virtually all reports say that it handles transparency better. We shall see....this is a new feature of CS3. Go to Object > Effects > Gradient Feather. Boom!