First off, let me give credit where it's due: SlightHaze, Ramani and Steveb7
After advice from the above Tek-Tips users we were able to solve a problem that may help you. The only way to show you this is by pasting the whole code we used to get there in the end. I'm sorry it's long winded but it works and I have no doubts that the experts out there will pull it apart and condense it somewhat to all our advantage. Anyway, I hope it helps someone so here was the problem.
We needed to select a record from our DBF, add some information, put it into paragraphs then send the whole thing to an email with the click of a command button. Some of the original wording has been altered using *** so please amend it and try your own. Here it is...
nmessage=MESSAGEBOX("Email Reminder To This Recipient?"+space(15),4+32+0,"System Message") IF nmessage=7 RETURN 0 ENDI
memailtx1 = "Dear Certificate Holder%0d%0a" memailtx2 = " %0d%0a" memailtx3 = "We would like to remind you that your current donation to the"+ ; " *** Foundation is about to expire soon and the last draw you are entitled "+ ; "to take part is due on "+cdow(date12)+" "+dmy(date12)+".%0d%0a" memailtx4 = " %0d%0a" memailtx5 = "If you renew your ú"+LTRIM(STR(amount))+" certificate, you will have "+LTRIM(STR(amount))+ ; " opportunities in every one of a total of 12 *** Prize Fund draws giving you"+ ; " an overall opportunity level of "+LTRIM(STR(amount*12))+" throughout the 12 *** Draws.%0d%0a" memailtx6 = " %0d%0a" memailtx7 = "You can increase your donation or keep it the same and may do so by either contacting us by "+ ; "telephone or by registering a new donation online at ourukwebsitename %0d%0a" memailtx8 = " %0d%0a" memailtx9 = "Thank you for taking part in the *** experience and we look forward to hearing from you.%0d%0a" memailtx10= " %0d%0a" memailtx11= "Yours faithfully,%0d%0a" memailtx12= " %0d%0a" memailtx13= " %0d%0a" memailtx14= "For the *** Foundation%0d%0a" memailtx15= " %0d%0a" memailtx16= "Your existing reference numbers are below%0d%0a" memailtx17= " %0d%0a" memailtx18= "From: "+LTRIM(STR(SERFMNO))+"/"+SERFMLET+"/"+LTRIM(STR(SERIALFM))+"/"+SERFMENLET+ ; " To: "+LTRIM(STR(SERTONO))+"/"+SERTOLET+"/"+LTRIM(STR(SERIALTO))+"/"+SERTOENLET+"%0d%0a"