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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Kylie, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Kylie

    Kylie
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    I would like to put a rich text box on a form for users to complete as I need
    to enable the use of italics. I have found in these pages the download at:
    http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm and have downloaded this onto my computer.

    I am still a very novice Access user, so I am unsure of the next step from
    here. Ie: How do I get the download into Access and working on my form? (Do
    I need to put this on my table/simply on the form etc etc?) Please help!
    Any instructions, please give every little detail! (THANKS!)

    Thanks,
    Kylie
     
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  3. Michael J. Strickland

    Michael J. Strickland
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    "Kylie" <Kylie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D58A470E-E805-4852-8B3F-2F0BA0E5E652@microsoft.com...
    >I would like to put a rich text box on a form for users to complete as I
    >need
    > to enable the use of italics. I have found in these pages the download
    > at:
    > http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm and have downloaded this onto my
    > computer.
    >
    > I am still a very novice Access user, so I am unsure of the next step from
    > here. Ie: How do I get the download into Access and working on my form?
    > (Do
    > I need to put this on my table/simply on the form etc etc?) Please help!
    > Any instructions, please give every little detail! (THANKS!)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kylie



    I believe that Access comes with a rich textbox control so you shouldn't
    need to download one. In Form view, try clicking the hammer/wrench icon to
    show the control toolbar, then click the hammer/wrench icon in the lower
    right corner of the toolbar and scan down the list for a Microsoft Rich
    Textbox Control.



    --
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Michael J. Strickland
    Quality Services qualityser@att.net
    703-560-7380
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
     
  4. Kylie

    Kylie
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    Hi. I was unable to find Microsoft Rich Textbox control on the list. Any
    other ideas?
    Thanks.

    "Michael J. Strickland" wrote:

    > "Kylie" <Kylie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D58A470E-E805-4852-8B3F-2F0BA0E5E652@microsoft.com...
    > >I would like to put a rich text box on a form for users to complete as I
    > >need
    > > to enable the use of italics. I have found in these pages the download
    > > at:
    > > http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm and have downloaded this onto my
    > > computer.
    > >
    > > I am still a very novice Access user, so I am unsure of the next step from
    > > here. Ie: How do I get the download into Access and working on my form?
    > > (Do
    > > I need to put this on my table/simply on the form etc etc?) Please help!
    > > Any instructions, please give every little detail! (THANKS!)
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Kylie

    >
    >
    > I believe that Access comes with a rich textbox control so you shouldn't
    > need to download one. In Form view, try clicking the hammer/wrench icon to
    > show the control toolbar, then click the hammer/wrench icon in the lower
    > right corner of the toolbar and scan down the list for a Microsoft Rich
    > Textbox Control.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    > Michael J. Strickland
    > Quality Services qualityser@att.net
    > 703-560-7380
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Larry Linson

    Larry Linson
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    The Rich Text Box comes with the Developer Edition for Access 2002 or
    earlier (or the Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003), not with regular
    Access. MVP Stephen Lebans created a free RTB control that can be
    downloaded. Some have said they preferred it to the Microsoft RTB and
    third-party RTB controls they have used.

    I haven't used Stephen's RTB, so am sorry to say I can't be of help to the
    Original Poster.

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVB


    "Michael J. Strickland" <qualityser@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
    news:9QCfg.201355$eR6.82317@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > "Kylie" <Kylie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D58A470E-E805-4852-8B3F-2F0BA0E5E652@microsoft.com...
    >>I would like to put a rich text box on a form for users to complete as I
    >>need
    >> to enable the use of italics. I have found in these pages the download
    >> at:
    >> http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm and have downloaded this onto my
    >> computer.
    >>
    >> I am still a very novice Access user, so I am unsure of the next step
    >> from
    >> here. Ie: How do I get the download into Access and working on my form?
    >> (Do
    >> I need to put this on my table/simply on the form etc etc?) Please help!
    >> Any instructions, please give every little detail! (THANKS!)
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Kylie

    >
    >
    > I believe that Access comes with a rich textbox control so you shouldn't
    > need to download one. In Form view, try clicking the hammer/wrench icon to
    > show the control toolbar, then click the hammer/wrench icon in the lower
    > right corner of the toolbar and scan down the list for a Microsoft Rich
    > Textbox Control.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    > Michael J. Strickland
    > Quality Services qualityser@att.net
    > 703-560-7380
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
     
  6. Kylie

    Kylie
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    Thanks Larry

    Therefore, can anyone advise me on how to download Lebans RTB control and
    insert this into Access?

    Thanks.

    "Larry Linson" wrote:

    > The Rich Text Box comes with the Developer Edition for Access 2002 or
    > earlier (or the Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003), not with regular
    > Access. MVP Stephen Lebans created a free RTB control that can be
    > downloaded. Some have said they preferred it to the Microsoft RTB and
    > third-party RTB controls they have used.
    >
    > I haven't used Stephen's RTB, so am sorry to say I can't be of help to the
    > Original Poster.
    >
    > Larry Linson
    > Microsoft Access MVB
    >
    >
    > "Michael J. Strickland" <qualityser@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
    > news:9QCfg.201355$eR6.82317@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > > "Kylie" <Kylie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:D58A470E-E805-4852-8B3F-2F0BA0E5E652@microsoft.com...
    > >>I would like to put a rich text box on a form for users to complete as I
    > >>need
    > >> to enable the use of italics. I have found in these pages the download
    > >> at:
    > >> http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm and have downloaded this onto my
    > >> computer.
    > >>
    > >> I am still a very novice Access user, so I am unsure of the next step
    > >> from
    > >> here. Ie: How do I get the download into Access and working on my form?
    > >> (Do
    > >> I need to put this on my table/simply on the form etc etc?) Please help!
    > >> Any instructions, please give every little detail! (THANKS!)
    > >>
    > >> Thanks,
    > >> Kylie

    > >
    > >
    > > I believe that Access comes with a rich textbox control so you shouldn't
    > > need to download one. In Form view, try clicking the hammer/wrench icon to
    > > show the control toolbar, then click the hammer/wrench icon in the lower
    > > right corner of the toolbar and scan down the list for a Microsoft Rich
    > > Textbox Control.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    > > Michael J. Strickland
    > > Quality Services qualityser@att.net
    > > 703-560-7380
    > > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  7. Tom Wickerath

    Tom Wickerath
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    Hi Kylie,

    What have you been able to do on your own so far? Have you downloaded the
    file "May23-2004OCXonly.zip" yet? Have you extracted the files from this
    archive and run Setup.exe on your PC? You will likely need to be logged in
    as the Administrator on the PC when installing this control.

    To insert the Rich Text control, open a form in design view. Then click on:
    Insert > ActiveX Control...

    Scroll down the list until you find "RTF2 Control" (you can hit the "R" key
    several times, as needed, to locate this control). You will not see this
    control in the list, until you run the Setup.exe file successfully. Select
    this control in the list, and then click on the OK button. The control should
    be placed in the upper left corner of your form. Drag the control to the
    desired location, and then size the rectangular shape that you want on your
    form.

    While still in form design view, click on View > Properties to display the
    Properties dialog (if it is not already displayed). Select the Rich Text
    Control. You should see "ActiveX Control: NameOfControl" in the blue title
    bar of the Properties dialog. Select the Data tab of the Properties dialog.
    Set the Control Source property to a field that is defined as a memo data
    type in table design. Select the Format tab of Properties for this control.
    Change the Border Style to Solid if necessary (it was set by default to
    Transparent for me, which made it impossible to see when I switched to normal
    form view and there was no data saved in the memo field).

    Save the form and switch to normal form view. Type something into this new
    field. You can then select portions (or all) of the text, and use the
    right-click shortcut menu (assuming you have not re-assigned the right and
    left mouse buttons). Select something like Font... from this shortcut menu.
    Try changing the font color.


    Tom Wickerath
    Microsoft Access MVP

    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    __________________________________________

    "Kylie" wrote:

    > Thanks Larry
    >
    > Therefore, can anyone advise me on how to download Lebans RTB control and
    > insert this into Access?
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  8. lkk

    lkk
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    "Tom Wickerath" <AOS168b AT comcast DOT net> ¼¶¼g©ó¶l¥ó·s»D:2579EBE1-1CF7-458F-832B-2A1E029424A2@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Kylie,
    >
    > What have you been able to do on your own so far? Have you downloaded the
    > file "May23-2004OCXonly.zip" yet? Have you extracted the files from this
    > archive and run Setup.exe on your PC? You will likely need to be logged
    > in
    > as the Administrator on the PC when installing this control.
    >
    > To insert the Rich Text control, open a form in design view. Then click
    > on:
    > Insert > ActiveX Control...
    >
    > Scroll down the list until you find "RTF2 Control" (you can hit the "R"
    > key
    > several times, as needed, to locate this control). You will not see this
    > control in the list, until you run the Setup.exe file successfully. Select
    > this control in the list, and then click on the OK button. The control
    > should
    > be placed in the upper left corner of your form. Drag the control to the
    > desired location, and then size the rectangular shape that you want on
    > your
    > form.
    >
    > While still in form design view, click on View > Properties to display the
    > Properties dialog (if it is not already displayed). Select the Rich Text
    > Control. You should see "ActiveX Control: NameOfControl" in the blue title
    > bar of the Properties dialog. Select the Data tab of the Properties
    > dialog.
    > Set the Control Source property to a field that is defined as a memo data
    > type in table design. Select the Format tab of Properties for this
    > control.
    > Change the Border Style to Solid if necessary (it was set by default to
    > Transparent for me, which made it impossible to see when I switched to
    > normal
    > form view and there was no data saved in the memo field).
    >
    > Save the form and switch to normal form view. Type something into this new
    > field. You can then select portions (or all) of the text, and use the
    > right-click shortcut menu (assuming you have not re-assigned the right and
    > left mouse buttons). Select something like Font... from this shortcut
    > menu.
    > Try changing the font color.
    >
    >
    > Tom Wickerath
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    > __________________________________________
    >
    > "Kylie" wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks Larry
    >>
    >> Therefore, can anyone advise me on how to download Lebans RTB control
    >> and
    >> insert this into Access?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
     
  9. Kylie

    Kylie
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    Hi Tom

    Thank you so much for this - you are fantastic!

    Sorry to take so long to get back to you and rate your post, but I have been
    caught up with other things at work and this is the first chance I've had to
    get back to the database, but your instructions worked a treat!

    Thanks again,
    Kylie

    "Tom Wickerath" wrote:

    > Hi Kylie,
    >
    > What have you been able to do on your own so far? Have you downloaded the
    > file "May23-2004OCXonly.zip" yet? Have you extracted the files from this
    > archive and run Setup.exe on your PC? You will likely need to be logged in
    > as the Administrator on the PC when installing this control.
    >
    > To insert the Rich Text control, open a form in design view. Then click on:
    > Insert > ActiveX Control...
    >
    > Scroll down the list until you find "RTF2 Control" (you can hit the "R" key
    > several times, as needed, to locate this control). You will not see this
    > control in the list, until you run the Setup.exe file successfully. Select
    > this control in the list, and then click on the OK button. The control should
    > be placed in the upper left corner of your form. Drag the control to the
    > desired location, and then size the rectangular shape that you want on your
    > form.
    >
    > While still in form design view, click on View > Properties to display the
    > Properties dialog (if it is not already displayed). Select the Rich Text
    > Control. You should see "ActiveX Control: NameOfControl" in the blue title
    > bar of the Properties dialog. Select the Data tab of the Properties dialog.
    > Set the Control Source property to a field that is defined as a memo data
    > type in table design. Select the Format tab of Properties for this control.
    > Change the Border Style to Solid if necessary (it was set by default to
    > Transparent for me, which made it impossible to see when I switched to normal
    > form view and there was no data saved in the memo field).
    >
    > Save the form and switch to normal form view. Type something into this new
    > field. You can then select portions (or all) of the text, and use the
    > right-click shortcut menu (assuming you have not re-assigned the right and
    > left mouse buttons). Select something like Font... from this shortcut menu.
    > Try changing the font color.
    >
    >
    > Tom Wickerath
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    > __________________________________________
    >
    > "Kylie" wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks Larry
    > >
    > > Therefore, can anyone advise me on how to download Lebans RTB control and
    > > insert this into Access?
    > >
    > > Thanks.
     
  10. Kylie

    Kylie
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    Guest

    Hi Tom

    I have another question. I have the RTF2 Control box all in place related
    to a memo field, but when I include this field in a report, a whole lot of
    code comes through with the text, rather than just the text. Eg:

    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang5129{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\f
    charset0 MS Sans Serif;}}
    {\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue0;}
    {\*\generator Riched20
    5.50.99.2010;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\cf1\f0\fs16 This is a
    test.\par
    }

    Obvioulsy when we are printing out reports, we do not want all of the code!
    Is there a way around this?? THANKS!

    Also, in the table format and in queries a line of code - no text - is
    displayed. Eg:
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang5129{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 MS Sans
    Serif;}}

    Kylie



    "Tom Wickerath" wrote:

    > Hi Kylie,
    >
    > What have you been able to do on your own so far? Have you downloaded the
    > file "May23-2004OCXonly.zip" yet? Have you extracted the files from this
    > archive and run Setup.exe on your PC? You will likely need to be logged in
    > as the Administrator on the PC when installing this control.
    >
    > To insert the Rich Text control, open a form in design view. Then click on:
    > Insert > ActiveX Control...
    >
    > Scroll down the list until you find "RTF2 Control" (you can hit the "R" key
    > several times, as needed, to locate this control). You will not see this
    > control in the list, until you run the Setup.exe file successfully. Select
    > this control in the list, and then click on the OK button. The control should
    > be placed in the upper left corner of your form. Drag the control to the
    > desired location, and then size the rectangular shape that you want on your
    > form.
    >
    > While still in form design view, click on View > Properties to display the
    > Properties dialog (if it is not already displayed). Select the Rich Text
    > Control. You should see "ActiveX Control: NameOfControl" in the blue title
    > bar of the Properties dialog. Select the Data tab of the Properties dialog.
    > Set the Control Source property to a field that is defined as a memo data
    > type in table design. Select the Format tab of Properties for this control.
    > Change the Border Style to Solid if necessary (it was set by default to
    > Transparent for me, which made it impossible to see when I switched to normal
    > form view and there was no data saved in the memo field).
    >
    > Save the form and switch to normal form view. Type something into this new
    > field. You can then select portions (or all) of the text, and use the
    > right-click shortcut menu (assuming you have not re-assigned the right and
    > left mouse buttons). Select something like Font... from this shortcut menu.
    > Try changing the font color.
    >
    >
    > Tom Wickerath
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    > __________________________________________
    >
    > "Kylie" wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks Larry
    > >
    > > Therefore, can anyone advise me on how to download Lebans RTB control and
    > > insert this into Access?
    > >
    > > Thanks.
     
  11. Tom Wickerath

    Tom Wickerath
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    Hi Kylie,

    I'm glad to read that you got this control working properly on your form.

    The code that you are seeing in your report is the rich text definition. Did
    you also insert the ActiveX control into the report in design view, and then
    set the control source to your memo field? Check that the control shows
    "ActiveX Control: RTFxx" in the blue title bar of the properties dialog, when
    you select this control. I'm thinking that perhaps the control is just a
    plain textbox control, in which case you got the expected results.

    Also, there is a sample database that you can download from Stephen's web
    site. This includes a report that displays the rich text. Does this sample
    work correctly on your PC?


    Tom Wickerath
    Microsoft Access MVP

    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    __________________________________________


    "Kylie" wrote:

    > Hi Tom
    >
    > I have another question. I have the RTF2 Control box all in place related
    > to a memo field, but when I include this field in a report, a whole lot of
    > code comes through with the text, rather than just the text. Eg:
    >
    > {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang5129{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\f
    > charset0 MS Sans Serif;}}
    > {\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue0;}
    > {\*\generator Riched20
    > 5.50.99.2010;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\cf1\f0\fs16 This is a
    > test.\par
    > }
    >
    > Obvioulsy when we are printing out reports, we do not want all of the code!
    > Is there a way around this?? THANKS!
    >
    > Also, in the table format and in queries a line of code - no text - is
    > displayed. Eg:
    > {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang5129{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 MS Sans
    > Serif;}}
    >
    > Kylie
    >
    >
    >
    > "Tom Wickerath" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Kylie,
    > >
    > > What have you been able to do on your own so far? Have you downloaded the
    > > file "May23-2004OCXonly.zip" yet? Have you extracted the files from this
    > > archive and run Setup.exe on your PC? You will likely need to be logged in
    > > as the Administrator on the PC when installing this control.
    > >
    > > To insert the Rich Text control, open a form in design view. Then click on:
    > > Insert > ActiveX Control...
    > >
    > > Scroll down the list until you find "RTF2 Control" (you can hit the "R" key
    > > several times, as needed, to locate this control). You will not see this
    > > control in the list, until you run the Setup.exe file successfully. Select
    > > this control in the list, and then click on the OK button. The control should
    > > be placed in the upper left corner of your form. Drag the control to the
    > > desired location, and then size the rectangular shape that you want on your
    > > form.
    > >
    > > While still in form design view, click on View > Properties to display the
    > > Properties dialog (if it is not already displayed). Select the Rich Text
    > > Control. You should see "ActiveX Control: NameOfControl" in the blue title
    > > bar of the Properties dialog. Select the Data tab of the Properties dialog.
    > > Set the Control Source property to a field that is defined as a memo data
    > > type in table design. Select the Format tab of Properties for this control.
    > > Change the Border Style to Solid if necessary (it was set by default to
    > > Transparent for me, which made it impossible to see when I switched to normal
    > > form view and there was no data saved in the memo field).
    > >
    > > Save the form and switch to normal form view. Type something into this new
    > > field. You can then select portions (or all) of the text, and use the
    > > right-click shortcut menu (assuming you have not re-assigned the right and
    > > left mouse buttons). Select something like Font... from this shortcut menu.
    > > Try changing the font color.
    > >
    > >
    > > Tom Wickerath
    > > Microsoft Access MVP
    > >
    > > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    > > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    > > __________________________________________
    > >
    > > "Kylie" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Thanks Larry
    > > >
    > > > Therefore, can anyone advise me on how to download Lebans RTB control and
    > > > insert this into Access?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks.
     
  12. Kylie

    Kylie
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    Hi Tom

    Thanks so much - once again you're solved another piece in my problem!
    However, I'm not quite there yet. I can get the text only to appear on the
    report; BUT, it isn't quite right - the text comes out with gaps throughout,
    and sometimes no gaps where there should be gaps, eg:

    Te stRich Te xtF o rm at

    Is there any logical reason for this?

    Thanks,
    Kylie

    "Tom Wickerath" wrote:

    > Hi Kylie,
    >
    > I'm glad to read that you got this control working properly on your form.
    >
    > The code that you are seeing in your report is the rich text definition. Did
    > you also insert the ActiveX control into the report in design view, and then
    > set the control source to your memo field? Check that the control shows
    > "ActiveX Control: RTFxx" in the blue title bar of the properties dialog, when
    > you select this control. I'm thinking that perhaps the control is just a
    > plain textbox control, in which case you got the expected results.
    >
    > Also, there is a sample database that you can download from Stephen's web
    > site. This includes a report that displays the rich text. Does this sample
    > work correctly on your PC?
    >
    >
    > Tom Wickerath
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    > __________________________________________
    >
    >
    > "Kylie" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Tom
    > >
    > > I have another question. I have the RTF2 Control box all in place related
    > > to a memo field, but when I include this field in a report, a whole lot of
    > > code comes through with the text, rather than just the text. Eg:
    > >
    > > {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang5129{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\f
    > > charset0 MS Sans Serif;}}
    > > {\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue0;}
    > > {\*\generator Riched20
    > > 5.50.99.2010;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\cf1\f0\fs16 This is a
    > > test.\par
    > > }
    > >
    > > Obvioulsy when we are printing out reports, we do not want all of the code!
    > > Is there a way around this?? THANKS!
    > >
    > > Also, in the table format and in queries a line of code - no text - is
    > > displayed. Eg:
    > > {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang5129{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 MS Sans
    > > Serif;}}
    > >
    > > Kylie
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Tom Wickerath" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi Kylie,
    > > >
    > > > What have you been able to do on your own so far? Have you downloaded the
    > > > file "May23-2004OCXonly.zip" yet? Have you extracted the files from this
    > > > archive and run Setup.exe on your PC? You will likely need to be logged in
    > > > as the Administrator on the PC when installing this control.
    > > >
    > > > To insert the Rich Text control, open a form in design view. Then click on:
    > > > Insert > ActiveX Control...
    > > >
    > > > Scroll down the list until you find "RTF2 Control" (you can hit the "R" key
    > > > several times, as needed, to locate this control). You will not see this
    > > > control in the list, until you run the Setup.exe file successfully. Select
    > > > this control in the list, and then click on the OK button. The control should
    > > > be placed in the upper left corner of your form. Drag the control to the
    > > > desired location, and then size the rectangular shape that you want on your
    > > > form.
    > > >
    > > > While still in form design view, click on View > Properties to display the
    > > > Properties dialog (if it is not already displayed). Select the Rich Text
    > > > Control. You should see "ActiveX Control: NameOfControl" in the blue title
    > > > bar of the Properties dialog. Select the Data tab of the Properties dialog.
    > > > Set the Control Source property to a field that is defined as a memo data
    > > > type in table design. Select the Format tab of Properties for this control.
    > > > Change the Border Style to Solid if necessary (it was set by default to
    > > > Transparent for me, which made it impossible to see when I switched to normal
    > > > form view and there was no data saved in the memo field).
    > > >
    > > > Save the form and switch to normal form view. Type something into this new
    > > > field. You can then select portions (or all) of the text, and use the
    > > > right-click shortcut menu (assuming you have not re-assigned the right and
    > > > left mouse buttons). Select something like Font... from this shortcut menu.
    > > > Try changing the font color.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Tom Wickerath
    > > > Microsoft Access MVP
    > > >
    > > > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    > > > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
    > > > __________________________________________
    > > >
    > > > "Kylie" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Thanks Larry
    > > > >
    > > > > Therefore, can anyone advise me on how to download Lebans RTB control and
    > > > > insert this into Access?
    > > > >
    > > > > Thanks.
     
  13. Tom Wickerath

    Tom Wickerath
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    Hi Kylie,

    Can you send me a small test database that demonstrates this problem?
    Please delete any sensitive data from a *copy* of your database, compact it,
    and then add it to a .zip file. My e-mail address is available at the bottom
    of the contributor's page indicated below.

    Please do not post your e-mail address (or mine) to a newsgroup reply. Doing
    so will only attract the unwanted attention of spammers.


    Tom Wickerath
    Microsoft Access MVP

    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/expert_contributors.html
    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/search.html
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    "Kylie" wrote:

    > Hi Tom
    >
    > Thanks so much - once again you're solved another piece in my problem!
    > However, I'm not quite there yet. I can get the text only to appear on the
    > report; BUT, it isn't quite right - the text comes out with gaps throughout,
    > and sometimes no gaps where there should be gaps, eg:
    >
    > Te stRich Te xtF o rm at
    >
    > Is there any logical reason for this?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kylie
     

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