Show RTF format in an SSRS report

Hi Experts,
I would like to convert RTF data stored in sql server 2014 database to appear in an SSRS report. Previously I have stripped the rtf so that only the text appears. However I really need to find away to preserve the original formatting. Hopefully an additional plug-in or another software to convert?

An example of how it is stored in database as a 'nvarchar(max)',
{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 arial;}}
\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs22 Testing 123
\par }

Many thanks,
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
As far as I'm aware this is not directly supported in SSRS however at the database level you can convert your RTF to images, and then you can use the image in your reports.
For lot more detail about this please see here:

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/b2e88b81-befb-4048-af80-cc754766fdc4/rtf-support-in-ssrs-2008?forum=sqlreportingservices
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C MAuthor Commented:
Hi Icohan,

Thank you for your information and the link. This is a really good last resort but as using an image is not ideal. Then again it appears this maybe the only option. I am hoping to find some kind of ReportViewer or SSRS add on that will be able to do this. Sorry I will keep this open a little longer just in case more experts reply with another type of lead that I can investigate.
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C MAuthor Commented:
Very quick response. Not exactly what I was looking for but it appears to do enough. Thanks for the link
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