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Does anyone know of a utility that can sweep through an Access database and remove unwanted RTF codes?
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Codes ... for example ?

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by:NigelRocks
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RTF codes.  

{\rtf1\ansi\deff0{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 MS Sans Serif;}}


I don't think that's the main issue,however.  I just need a utility that would get rid of what I tell it to.
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This is the best Find and Replace tool available -- I've been using it daily for 15 years.  You can search fields in tables and replace the data.

http://www.rickworld.com/products.html#Find%20and%20Replace%209.0

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Gustav Brock earned 2000 total points
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Yes, use the RTF control as shown below.
You can use the function in a query passing it the field in question.
If the field can be Null, you may use the second function.

/gustav
Public Function ConvRTFtoText( _
  ByVal strRTF As String, _
  Optional booSingleRun As Boolean) _
  As String
 
' Converts RTF formatted string to plain text using RTF ActiveX control.
' When finished, Rich Text object is removed if booSingleRun is True.
'
' 2001-05-27. Cactus Data ApS, CPH.
  
  Static objRTF As Object
  Static booErr As Boolean
  Dim strText   As String
  
  On Error GoTo Err_ConvRTFtoText
  
  If objRTF Is Nothing Then
    Set objRTF = CreateObject("RICHTEXT.RichtextCtrl")
  End If
  
  With objRTF
    .TextRTF = strRTF
    strText = .Text
  End With
  
  If booSingleRun = True Then
    Set objRTF = Nothing
  End If
  
  ConvRTFtoText = strText
  
Exit_ConvRTFtoText:
  Exit Function
 
Err_ConvRTFtoText:
  If booErr = False Then
    MsgBox "Error " & Err.Number & ". " & Err.Description & "!", _
           vbExclamation + vbOKOnly, _
           "Rich Text converter"
    ' Only show error message once per session.
    booErr = True
  End If
  Resume Exit_ConvRTFtoText
  
End Function
 
Public Function ConvVarRTFtoText( _
  ByVal varRTF As Variant, _
  Optional booSingleRun As Boolean) _
  As String
 
' Converts, if possible, RTF formatted variant to plain text using
' RTF ActiveX control.
' Null as varRTF returns zero length string.
' When finished, Rich Text object is removed if booSingleRun is True.
 
  Dim strRTF  As String
  Dim strTmp  As String
  
  On Error GoTo Err_ConvVarRTFtoText
  
  If Not IsNull(varRTF) Then
    strTmp = CStr(varRTF)
    strRTF = ConvRTFtoText(strTmp, booSingleRun)
  End If
 
  ConvVarRTFtoText = strRTF
 
Exit_ConvVarRTFtoText:
  Exit Function
 
Err_ConvVarRTFtoText:
  Resume Exit_ConvVarRTFtoText
 
End Function

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I'm with gustav on this one ... I had to do something similar once, and the only way I could get the text out was with the methods he describes. I'm sure you could use a F&R utility (or just use Replace in VBA) but to try and figure out which was the text and I wanted and what were formatting commands was just insane ...
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by:NigelRocks
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I'm suddenly getting an error on the first statement in this block:

  With objRTF
    .TextRTF = strRTF
    strText = .Text
  End With

When it gets to this line

.TextRTF = strRTF

it gives me a 387 error saying that the "property cannot be set".  Keep in mind, this has worked before.

Ideas?
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by:Gustav Brock
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Sounds like the object hasn't been created properly.

Check that it has not been blocked:

http://mail.localplanet.co.uk/Blogs/stuart/archive/2005/02/19/AccessActiveX.aspx

What it tells is to reset the Compatibility Flag for this entry to 0:

Rich Text Control
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\
{3B7C8860-D78F-101B-B9B5-04021C009402}

/gustav
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by:NigelRocks
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I can't find that GUID anywhere but under VB6.  It's not under \ActiveX Compatbility.  I re-registered it to make sure.
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by:NigelRocks
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Correction -- I found it other places, but nothing involving any "compatibility flag".
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by:Gustav Brock
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I have no further ideas but have a look here for some hints:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_20642290.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212733

You could also try to add the control permanently (menu Tool/References) if that should make a difference.

/gustav
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