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Hello Experts,

Is it possible in anyway to have a Memo field (or another type) that will accept rich text (bold, underline, color, etc.)

Thank you.
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IrogSinta earned 1600 total points
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Yes, just change the TextFormat property of the Textbox control that's bound to the memo field to Rich Text
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Or create a Memo field in the table, and set the TextFormat property of the Field to: Rich Text
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...hmmm
Actually Ron, you said the same thing here, but you were first...

Sorry about that
;-)

Jeff
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APD_Toronto,

Please disregard my post...

Jeff
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Would I be able to apply this to an SQL BE / Access FE?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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You did not mention SQL BE in your original post...

Rich text is really HTML, so you can store it in SQL as a string, ...displaying it formatted may be a different issue though...

But you will have to tell us a bit more about the exact need here:
Formatting individual records?
Pasting Formatted text from external sources.
Inserting HTML formatted strings.
Displaying stored HTML strings.
...etc

JeffCoachman
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Well, this will be a project managing app, so I will need rich text as a description. It make sence that it is actually html, but how would I go about it?

I was really hoping in my Access FE to have a text box that will have icons just as this EE text box with icons for bold, italic, underline, etc.

For pasting, I'm not too worried, as I can either paste it plain text then format it in Access, or paste HTML direct in my BE.  I'm more concerned re the icons, being able to do a report with rich text, and export the rich text report in Word or PDF.
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<Well, this will be a project managing app, so I will need rich text as a description>
But in what way specifically...?
As I asked:
Formatting individual records?
Pasting Formatted text from external sources.
Inserting HTML formatted strings.
Displaying stored HTML strings.
...Please clarify...

<It make sence that it is actually html, but how would I go about it?>
Go about what specifically?
IrogSinta has told you how to create a Rich text Field/control

<I was really hoping in my Access FE to have a text box that will have icons just as this EE text box with icons for bold, italic, underline, etc.>
The same functionality exists in a Rich text field.
Either you can use the formatting tools on the ribbon, ...or select all the text in the control, ...and a transparent, floating formatting toolbar will appear.

JeffCoachman
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