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?