With the field selected in layout mode, make sure that the line width and line pattern settings are neither zero nor transparent.
Well, true to form, it was the pattern setting. Absolutely the only one i "thought" i hadn't played around with. By the way, you are a true gem to the forum. I've got the print select working. Now, I'm just going to clean up the layouts, send that out for some test with the folks and get to work on some reports. So, i'm sure i'll be back with more questions. Have a great evening and thanks again. Emmett