Rich text field problem

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
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.
Question by:SadCase
    LVL 15

    Expert Comment

    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.



    Author Comment

    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.
    LVL 15

    Accepted Solution

    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.



    Author Comment

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

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