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Rich Text Field w/ Access 2003

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I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of security
issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access 2003.
Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find a
copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text in a
report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export the rich
text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil

May 5 '07 #1
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e;o

"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net. ..
>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access
2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find a
copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text in
a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export the
rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil
May 5 '07 #2

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e;o

"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net. ..
>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access
2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find a
copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text in
a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export the
rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil
May 5 '07 #3

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"e;o" <A@gmail.comwrote in message
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"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net. ..
>>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access
2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find
a copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text
in a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export
the rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil

May 6 '07 #4

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"e;o" <A@gmail.comwrote in message
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>
"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net. ..
>>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access
2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find
a copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text
in a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export
the rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil

May 6 '07 #5

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Would you and "e;o" explain to us why you are posting copy after copy of the
message without adding anything to any of the copies? That's particularly
irritating, considering the number of newsgroups to which you crossposted
this.

For good suggestions on effective use of newsgroups, see the FAQ at
http://www.mvps.org/access/netiquette.htm.

Larry Linson
(posting from the comp.databases.ms-access newsgroup)
"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net. ..
>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access
2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find a
copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text in
a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export the
rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil

May 6 '07 #6

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e;o

"e;o" <A@gmail.comwrote in message
news:ed*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>
"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net. ..
>>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access
2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find
a copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text
in a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export
the rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil
May 9 '07 #7

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e;o

"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
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"e;o" <A@gmail.comwrote in message
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>>
"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net ...
>>>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in
Access 2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find
a copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which
I only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of
the code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text
in a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export
the rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil

May 12 '07 #8

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Is there a reason you replied to my message two times with a blank response?
"e;o" <A@gmail.comwrote in message
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"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
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>>
"e;o" <A@gmail.comwrote in message
news:ed*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>
"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.ne t...
I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in
Access 2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even
find a copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which
I only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us
into only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping
of the code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text
in a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c)
export the rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil



May 14 '07 #9

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I'd like to find that out myself. I replied to "e;o" originally because I
thought his reply was a mistake, that he intended to say something, but
accidentally posted a blank message. Thus, I thought my reply would show him
that, and he would post what he originally intended to post. But when he
replied again with a blank message, I realized that his original two blank
posts were not mistakes. I just posted a message to him asking him why he
posted two blank messages to me. If he doesn't reply, or if he replies again
with a blank post, I won't pursue it any further. But I'd be interested in
hearing from him what's going on.
"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.notwrote in message
news:6or%h.4226$Q96.1651@trnddc04...
Would you and "e;o" explain to us why you are posting copy after copy of
the message without adding anything to any of the copies? That's
particularly irritating, considering the number of newsgroups to which you
crossposted this.

For good suggestions on effective use of newsgroups, see the FAQ at
http://www.mvps.org/access/netiquette.htm.

Larry Linson
(posting from the comp.databases.ms-access newsgroup)
"Neil" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
news:kK***************@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net. ..
>>I need to implement a rich text box in an MDB file for a user base that
consists of Access 2000 and Access 2002. Unfortunately, I'm using Access
2003 on my development machine. My understanding is that because of
security issues, the Microsoft Rich Textbox Control doesn't work in Access
2003. Thus, I'm left with 3 options:

1) Downgrade my development machine to Access 2002 (if I could even find
a copy somewhere).

2) Upgrade all machines to Access 2007 and use its built-in rich text
property.

3) Use another control, such as Steven Leban's rich text control (which I
only just found out about).

I don't think option 1 is a good idea, especially since it locks us into
only being able to use Access 2002 or earlier, forcing a revamping of the
code if we ever upgrade. So that leaves options 2 and 3.

My uses for the RTF control are to be able to: a) display the rich text
in a report; b) work with the plain, unformatted text in code; c) export
the rich text to an MS Word document.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas regarding the above two options or any
others would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Neil


May 14 '07 #10

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