My question is realted to converting rtf to text via a sql function or stored procedure - the sql function I have seen discussed uses the activex control "RICHTEXT.RichtextCtrl". I have no problem creating the function or stored proc - however the rtf to text conversion produces no output - an empty string, etc. it works for others - I suspect it is a configuration issue with my SQL 2005 developer install. Again I would actually like to be able to contact a particular member. Any suggestions?