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I am trying to find out the difference between SSRS 2008 and SSRS 2008 R2 CTP.  I would like to use the rich textbox that is supposed to be added to 2008 and have come accross the ssrs 2008 r2.  Is it like a service pack?  Have not found any explanations.  the version I have is 2008 but it does not have a rich textbox in the tools.  How can I get the rich textbox?
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Hi

R2 in release 2 which means it is not considered as major upgrade. R2 new interesting SSRS features are maps, sparklines and several other items. I'm not sure about rich text box. What do you want to do with rich text box? Are you ok using HTML? You can create text box click inside it than right click inside text box and click create placeholder and set it up as HTML (markup type) but I am not sure if that is what you are after.

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Emil
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I don't quite understand your answer.  I am looking for the rich textbox to be able to bold a phrase but not the entire paragraph in the textbox.  Yes, I use HTML a lot.   I have read they had added a rich textbox to 2008 for this purpose.  Since my 2008 does now have it in the toolbox, I am trying to figure out how to get it.  If a need 2008 R2 to get the rich textbox.  Thanks for your response.
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In the example I gave my expression would be ="I want <b>bold text</b>"

Does it help?

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Emil
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Fantastic!!!!   Yes, that is what I was looking for.  So what I did was select the textbox on my report, right-clicked inside of it and selected Create Placeholder from the popup menu.  Then I entered my entire paragraph in the expression and used the HTML markup to bold the words I wanted.  So easy to do once someone points the way.   Thank you again!!!

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