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How to edit an RTF object

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  • How to edit an RTF object

    I am following :

    I would like to use the rtf object, how do I edit it or open it or see what is inside?

  • #2
    Re: How to edit an RTF object

    Rtf objects are not mentioned in that thread. What are you trying to do?
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: How to edit an RTF object

      Stan thanks for responding. Yes if you got to response 12, Tim did create an interesting sample in count of.
      I belive you had help me in the past and I had created a script to do "count of total"
      I just notice using the code i was using, it has a flaw. The code works well, but if I click the browse view, it does not carry the selected records, it display all of the records. Tim came up with sample that address my issue.
      Here is his link from that 12 response;

      I download the sample and uses rtf object. I know about rtf fields, but this one is new to me. and I would like to change it to fit my needs.
      That is what I am trying to do.


      • #4
        Re: How to edit an RTF object

        Mike, you're kidding, right?

        Most of us who volunteer our time on the board enjoying helping folks figure out solutions to their questions. Almost none of us enjoy spending our energy trying to understand what the question is in the first place. Honestly, couldn't you spend a bit of YOUR time to make it easier for folks here to help you? You should think long and hard about the reasonableness of referencing a 21 post thread, expecting us to read each post, then download and study all the attachments along the way, just to discover post 12 refrences obliquely the issue you're posting about.

        With a bit of effort on YOUR part you could have supplied a sample, described the context in which the change is to be made, and then described the result you seek to achieve.

        [ deleted ... I needed a "Snickers", sorry. ]

        -- tom
        Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 02-11-2013, 03:46 AM.


        • #5
          Re: How to edit an RTF object

          Tom I apologize if I missguide you or any reader, my original question was:
          I would like to use the rtf object, how do I edit it or open it or see what is inside?
          I was hoping it will be a simple response.
          I did not intend to make your efforts overtaxing. The Mention of the thread, was only a reference where I got the idea.
          You are correct, I should have been more specific. I hope in the future, if I have a future in this board be more specific.
          I do appreciate the time all of you devote here.


          • #6
            Re: How to edit an RTF object

            Tim Kiebert
            Eagle Creek Citrus
            A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.


            • #7
              Re: How to edit an RTF object

              Mike, I apologize for my intemperate reply, above.

              Can you be more specific? what does "edit it, use it, or see what's inside it" mean? There are functions available that will extract raw text from the RTF memo field, is that what you're attempting? Or are you simply wanting to display the field on screen and let the user view / edit its contents. Cannot tell from what you're saying so far.

              -- tom


              • #8
                Re: How to edit an RTF object

                Tom is not you who had to apologize. I did review the page Tim had suggested. I had seen it before and I though I had a bit of understanding in how to use rtf.
                My confussion was not been able to see the whole code. I play with the form and I was able to recreate the rtf, but I could not see the code even after I created it.
                Even after double click the field, I did not see the code. By accident I double click one of the lines with dots and saw the code. If by any chance you double click in the "of" part, nothing happens.
                So the answer to the original question was: double click on the section/line with dots and you will se the codes.
                Now that we solved that issue, I see 2 challenging questions, but before I post them I will review them to make sure I will be as clear as possible with the questions.
                I will use Tim's sample with the old code I did use before and show the difference, advantages and disavantage of both codes. perhaps we cam come up with a solution to my problem.
                Thanks for taking the time to all. I will be back.