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Plain text, Rich text, extra characters in memo field

I have a field [fldComments] with property:  
plain text
memo

I have a form with this field
ON double click I open up a form in popup with this same field on it.  
It is similar the "zoombox" but I wanted to highlight certain words, which you cant do in zoombox.

The issue is that when I close the popup form there seems to be certain characters (ie <font or <div)  added to the  fldComments.  I am sure the characters correspond to the highlights, bolds that I made.

How can I avoid those characters but keep the plain text formatting?  I like the plain text formatting as it is easy to read but I would like to have another form that displays highlights, bolds etc etc.

thank you
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You'd need to handle populating the text in a control with code, stripping out all the RTF formatting before placing the data in in.

Jim.
Actually, I might be wrong on that.

 Put a RTF text bound on your form and leave bound.  Then try getting just the text with the .Text property of the control.

Jim.
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Jim... Thanks for the response.  
<Then try getting just the text with the .Text property of the control.
Could you explain a little more?  I am not sure what the .text property is.
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Do you think an update query could work?  I doubt it but thought would ask.  I think I would lose the RTF.  Thanks...I am sure you have more impt things to do...just when get a sec.  I am bored.
Those tags are the result of the rich text formatting.  If you display the textt in a text box formatted as plain text, you will see those tags unless you use a query as the source for the form, and use the PlainText() function to convert the value in the field to plain text.
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Fyed... Thanks. Where is this plaintext function?
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fyed:  
<But I'm not sure why you would want to see Rich Text formatting in one form, and not the other
The reason is that I copy and paste text to the field and if I have it as RTF then the size and fonts are not consistent and it is not easy to read.  

let me test this...will come back soon.  thanks..
<<Jim... Thanks for the response.  
<Then try getting just the text with the .Text property of the control.
Could you explain a little more?  I am not sure what the .text property is.
>>

 Sorry for taking so long to get back to this.  I did test this and it doesn't work.

 But as Fyed has pointed out, PlainText() is a VBA function that will return the plain text eith in a qeury or code. i.e.

Debug.? PlainText(forms![form1]![Text0].value)

 will yield plain text (didn't even know that was in there<g>).

 NO POINTS HERE PLEASE.

Jim.
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Ok thank you ... I am just getting around to checking emAils.  I did not have free time today to test.  Hope to tomorrow... Thanks for checking in