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If you load an rtf file created in Word into a rich text box, manipulate it, and save it, when you open it in Word again, it has lost a lot of its original formatting - e.g. lines, tables, all tabs except left ones. Is there any way of preserving this formatting?
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by:bruintje
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Hi Peter,

You have to save the file as

Private Sub Command1_Click()
      RichTextBox1.SaveFile Filename, rtfRTF
End Sub

Hope this helps
br(UINT)je


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by:peter0031
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Thanks for trying, but this does not do it. The savefile method only gives you two options anyway, rtfRTF or rtfText, and rtfRTF is the default.

I have saved the file - it's just that in the process of loading the file into the rich text box, certain formatting is lost - as stated before - it turns all tabs to left tabs and gets rid of tables and lines, not to mention small caps and other wonders.

I need to know whether there is any way of retaining all of the formatting. After all, in Word 7 it says the file is in rich text format, so presumably RTF files support lines, tables etc...it just seems that the RichTextBox itself seems not to.

I am using VB5 currently - does VB6 solve the problem?
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by:bruintje
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Well I'll take another look at it. And I don't know, I am using VB5 myself, recently I had someone with the same sort of problem with Outlook and a Richedit box but that was in Delphi.

I'll be back.
:O)
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mark2150 earned 300 total points
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The RTB supplied for VB is *NOT* as complete as that used by Word. It WILL NOT preserve all of the settings as it strips anything it can't understand from the form when it loads.

Supported functions are bold/ital/under, colors, etc. - just the basics. You'll either need to locate/write a more comprehensive control, keep a backup copy with the original formatting, or give up.

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by:peter0031
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Thanks. Does VB6 solve the problem at all?
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by:mark2150
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No idea. Doubt it.

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