Newbie question This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Ronald Gans 3 years ago. Author Posts November 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm #20240 Ronald GansParticipant I'm learning PS. If I execute: Dir | Format-Table * | Out-Host performs as I expected. I get a big table with a lot of columns about files, which is what I expect. And if I use: Dir | Sort-Object Length | Select-Object Name, Length | ConvertTo-Html | Out-File report.htm I get a table in HTM format as expected also. BUT if I use: Dir | Format-Table * | ConvertTo-Html | Out-File report.htm I get a weird HTM file full of ClassIDs and seriously bad html table and none of the info I expected. Any idea why? November 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm #20241 Don JonesKeymaster See "The Big Book of PowerShell Gotchas." Common question. Format commands can't be piped to many others. November 2, 2014 at 9:27 pm #20244 Ronald GansParticipant THANKS!!!! Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.