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RTF files: Hard Return codes at end of each line

Posted on 2003-11-11
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I am using a database that saves files in RTF format. When opening the RTF files in Word or WordPerfect, 'hard return' codes are inserted at the end of each line in a paragraph (essentially making each line a separate paragraph). A tedious 'search and replace' must be performed to eliminate this incorrect formatting. I have been searching the web for hours and can't find a solution to this problem. Why does this happen and (most importantly) is there any way to avoid this?
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Check the database which carriage return is inserting

When saving the RTF, one thing is to insert a chr(10) "new line", and other is to insert a chr(13)+chr(10) "carriage return + new line".
If you are using VBA or VB, vbLf should be what you are needing, and not vbCrLf.
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(I hope this is the correct way to ask clarification of a comment. HELP was a little vague on how to do this.)

"Check the database which carriage return is inserting."
>>Am I correct in assuming from your comment that the database program is inserting chr(13)+chr(10) at the end of each line when the file is "saved as" an RTF file?
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