VB.net Excel Add-in or VBA   Save formatted text as plain text

Posted on 2012-09-21
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I need to be able to take formatted text and convert it to some form of plain text, but then be able to take that plain text and convert it back to the formatted state. The plain text must therefore keep all the information about the formatting.

eg save the contents of a RichTextBox in a .txt file

or e.g. take the formatted text and save it as html
the html root seems the most promising at this stage.
Question by:Murray Brown
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You would obviously need to either keep two copies of the text (formatted and plain) or use a format such as RTF where you can get the plain text out using .Text property instead of RTF.

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