richedt and win2k

I've written a program with delphi5.
It uses a richedit (property plaintext=false) to view and edit a rich text format file.
When running this program on w95 or w98 or wMe there's no problem. Running the program however on win2k or winXp then richedit shows all the formating codes and not the formatted text.
The program was originaly build on w98.
Rebuilding on win2k gives the same results.

What is the reason for this behavior and what can i do ?
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CynnaConnect With a Mentor Commented:

I think the problem is different dlls that richedit control uses in Win2K/XP. So, if you're using rtf file produced with one (earlier) rtf spec, it is interpreted on Win2K/XP with different (recent) rtf standard.

There is no real solution for this, but, as a workaround, you might try to copy richedit dll from Win98 to your application folder on Win2K/XP machine.  Search for riched*.dll in a system folder on your Win98 machine - I think it is richedit32.dll, but I'm not quite sure...This should override the use of recent RE dlls shipped with Win2K/XP for your application.
Ben_SchonenbergAuthor Commented:
I didn't replace the dll, but opened a new file.
after saving this file, i opend it again and how nice then text was correctly formatted, even on w98 en w95 machines the text in the new file showed correctly formatted.
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