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Posted on 2004-10-25
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Hi people,

Have a problem here that needs help from you guys. Quick and easy one. I have a form that has a richtext field in a table. I cant seem to see the text in the richtext field column when i open the view. Anyone knows how I can overcome this? I've tried @text(richtxtFname) and @abstract but nothing works.
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Question by:SadCase
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    by:Bozzie4
    You can't show richtext in the view.

    If you have R6, you can use @text(rtfname), but in R5 the workaround is using @abstract, however, not directly in the view.

    Add a computed text field to the form, and put the @abstract formula there.  Now recalculate the documents (open-save, or use @command([toolsrefreshselecteddocs]), and then use the new field in the view column.

    cheers,

    Tom
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    by:SadCase
    Hi Tom,

    I created the computed text field and put this formula in it:
    @Abstract([TextOnly];64994;"";"probDesc") where probDesc is the name of the rich text field but it didnt seem to work.
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    Check if the field actually holds data (don't open the document, select it in the view, and use the properties-box to check Document properties).
    If it doesn't, use the  @command([tools...]) (put it in a smarticon : this will save you lots of time later on :-) ) to refresh the document.  A potential problem is that the richtext field is not yet evaluated when the document has not been saved yet ...  you will need to re-save the document to refleft the changes.

    cheers,

    Tom
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    by:SadCase
    Hmm its working now hehe didn't test it out properly.
    Thanks alot have a good day.
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