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Superscript and subscript font usage

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

  1. JudyT

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    I have engineers whom use the superscript quite often in their data within
    their tables. Is there any way to use this font capabilities within the
    tables so that it will show up on the report?

    Thank you.
    JudyT
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    You'd need to store their data as RTF (Rich Text Format), rather than
    straight text, and display the data using an RTF control.

    Stephen Lebans has a free RTF control at http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "JudyT" <JudyT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:59B2D8BA-C7A4-4C40-9AA7-544D1D6C3249@microsoft.com...
    > I have engineers whom use the superscript quite often in their data within
    > their tables. Is there any way to use this font capabilities within the
    > tables so that it will show up on the report?
    >
    > Thank you.
    > JudyT
     
  4. JudyT

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    Ok, great, now...what does that do to any other controls on my form, reports,
    tables?

    "Douglas J Steele" wrote:

    > You'd need to store their data as RTF (Rich Text Format), rather than
    > straight text, and display the data using an RTF control.
    >
    > Stephen Lebans has a free RTF control at http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    > "JudyT" <JudyT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:59B2D8BA-C7A4-4C40-9AA7-544D1D6C3249@microsoft.com...
    > > I have engineers whom use the superscript quite often in their data within
    > > their tables. Is there any way to use this font capabilities within the
    > > tables so that it will show up on the report?
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > > JudyT

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Douglas J Steele

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    It needn't do anything to the other controls (other than those controls that
    are bound to the field that's going to contain the RTF data)

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "JudyT" <JudyT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ED93577F-E420-4D61-B406-021FC924C830@microsoft.com...
    > Ok, great, now...what does that do to any other controls on my form,

    reports,
    > tables?
    >
    > "Douglas J Steele" wrote:
    >
    > > You'd need to store their data as RTF (Rich Text Format), rather than
    > > straight text, and display the data using an RTF control.
    > >
    > > Stephen Lebans has a free RTF control at

    http://www.lebans.com/richtext.htm
    > >
    > > --
    > > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > > (no e-mails, please!)
    > >
    > >
    > > "JudyT" <JudyT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:59B2D8BA-C7A4-4C40-9AA7-544D1D6C3249@microsoft.com...
    > > > I have engineers whom use the superscript quite often in their data

    within
    > > > their tables. Is there any way to use this font capabilities within

    the
    > > > tables so that it will show up on the report?
    > > >
    > > > Thank you.
    > > > JudyT

    > >
    > >
    > >
     
  6. Rick Brandt

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    JudyT wrote:
    > Ok, great, now...what does that do to any other controls on my form,
    > reports, tables?


    Beware that if you use a Rich Text control then you will be saving Rich Text
    control tags into your field. Consider the following two lines of text and
    imagine the second one being stored in Rich Text as bold face.

    normal text
    bold text

    In your table you will actually be storing something like...

    normal text
    \b bold text \b0

    Those tags that start and end the bold setting will be visible in your data
    and on your forms and reports anytime you try to use a control that is not a
    Rich Text ActiveX control. Those tags would affect searching and joining on
    that field as well.

    Overall not a good idea just to support the occassional superscript.

    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     
  7. Douglas J Steele

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    "Rick Brandt" <rickbrandt2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:pbZgg.39208$4L1.25924@newssvr11.news.prodigy.com...
    > JudyT wrote:
    > > Ok, great, now...what does that do to any other controls on my form,
    > > reports, tables?

    >
    > Beware that if you use a Rich Text control then you will be saving Rich

    Text
    > control tags into your field. Consider the following two lines of text

    and
    > imagine the second one being stored in Rich Text as bold face.
    >
    > normal text
    > bold text
    >
    > In your table you will actually be storing something like...
    >
    > normal text
    > \b bold text \b0
    >
    > Those tags that start and end the bold setting will be visible in your

    data
    > and on your forms and reports anytime you try to use a control that is not

    a
    > Rich Text ActiveX control. Those tags would affect searching and joining

    on
    > that field as well.
    >
    > Overall not a good idea just to support the occassional superscript.


    No argument from me on that, Rick! (Guess I should have mentioned the
    caveats...)

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)
     
  8. JudyT

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    Okay, great...is there a way to show this in the report area?

    "Douglas J Steele" wrote:

    > "Rick Brandt" <rickbrandt2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:pbZgg.39208$4L1.25924@newssvr11.news.prodigy.com...
    > > JudyT wrote:
    > > > Ok, great, now...what does that do to any other controls on my form,
    > > > reports, tables?

    > >
    > > Beware that if you use a Rich Text control then you will be saving Rich

    > Text
    > > control tags into your field. Consider the following two lines of text

    > and
    > > imagine the second one being stored in Rich Text as bold face.
    > >
    > > normal text
    > > bold text
    > >
    > > In your table you will actually be storing something like...
    > >
    > > normal text
    > > \b bold text \b0
    > >
    > > Those tags that start and end the bold setting will be visible in your

    > data
    > > and on your forms and reports anytime you try to use a control that is not

    > a
    > > Rich Text ActiveX control. Those tags would affect searching and joining

    > on
    > > that field as well.
    > >
    > > Overall not a good idea just to support the occassional superscript.

    >
    > No argument from me on that, Rick! (Guess I should have mentioned the
    > caveats...)
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  9. Rick Brandt

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    "JudyT" <JudyT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > Okay, great...is there a way to show this in the report area?


    Show what in the report area? Rich Text? You can use an RTF ActiveX control on
    reports, but there are more problems there. They don't do CanGrow and CanShrink
    as well as standard controls. I'm not familiar enough with Stephan Lebans'
    control to know how well his handles that, but I know the one from Microsoft has
    problems in that area.

    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     

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