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Rich Text Editor Problem!

Q: Rich Text Editor Problem!


I'm trying to turn the RICH TEXT EDITOR option ON in hotmail, but when i get the message about it'll remove formatting, i click ok but nothing happens
same when i click the other option?

Any thoughts?

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i JUST bought a macbook yesterday. i'm learning everything as i go. my primary email is yahoo. i've noticed that the rich text editing function is not there. in fact, i've noticed that when i type in a web address it isn't even underlined. is there anything comparable to the rich text functions for mac users?


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FYI, I'm not an expert in this area, I am simply sharing my experience so that others can avoid the frustration I felt. I just finished a bitter struggle to the end to reconcile the differences between my computer and a mysterious problem I was having using the Rich Text Editor on this forum. Okay, so that sounds a bit melodramatic.The story goes like this: I was experiencing two problems using the editor on here with RTE enabled (in my settings) and one with it turned off. FYI, I'm using FF10.After entering the full editor from Fast Reply, or after clicking Preview Post, everything in the editor would be formatted just as in the preview. Well, almost everything. Some things were wrong. That means that, instead of plain text with BBCode and emoticon code, in the EDITOR I saw the preview of the codes, and I couldn't edit the coding.
If I used list tags and either went from Fast Reply to the full editor, then previewed once; or if I previewed twice, some of the list tags would be displayed incorrectly. Usually the first one or two * would be okay but, after that, they'd be replaced by <li>. When I paid close attention, I noticed that the first time there was a preview in the editor, the affected list tags showed up as bullets, not numbers, and the second preview both the preview and editor showed <li> for the broken * tags.

There was only one way to fix this problem. Before pressing "Use Full Editor" or Preview Post, I had to cop... Read more

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Hey all.

The situation is: I would prefer to use Firefox all the time but it doesn't sit well with Hotmail's rich-text editor. If you access Hotmail via FF and then try to reply a mail, the included original text turns into plain-text HTML code.

So I try to turn off the rich-text editor by using IE6 (WinXP SP2) to access Hotmail, but I can't. The same pop-up would come up warning that formatting will be removed from signatures and draft messages, and the rich-text toolbar would remain in place.

I looked at this post:
weblink = forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=390383&page=2
but it didn't help.

I've mailed MSN support and followed their suggestions (changed security and advanced options back to default) and still no luck. Am currently waiting for their follow-up mail.

I've replicated the problem on two different PCs and using two different Hotmail accounts. So I can safely assume that it's to do with the programming of that site?

Just want to put this out here to try my luck with you guys. Thanks.

p.s. Yes have considered moving away from Hotmail but I thought that there has to be a solution. M$ can't possibly force ppl to use HTML in Hotmail right?

A:Cannot turn off Hotmail's Rich-Text Editor

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Hi I belong to an MSN Group and when I try to reply to a post or make a new post in rich text, I cant get a cursor or anything I try to type doesnt show up. I switch to plain text and all is fine. No one else is having the same problem as I am.
I am using IE 6.0 - I have Windows XP also just in case that helps.
Is there some sort of script problem I am having?

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does anyone know of any reason why I can not use the rich text editor feature on msn groups and hotmail? I have not been able to use this feature since I bought this computer w/ WIN XP installed.

A:rich text editor (hotmail & msn groups)

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I have just installed Mozilla Firefox . Does Mozilla Firefox support Hot Mail's Rich Text Editor? When I composed my first e-mail rich text editing was available. When I went to reply it had dissappeared. Open tags are showing and the contact list looks completly different. Is there some kind of tweak or configuration I dont know of? Im lost. Please keep any answers fairly simple. As Im light years away from being a whiz at all of this. Lol

A:Hot Mail rich text editor supported by Mozilla


Hotmail, being a MS product, uses proprietary versions of internet software. You will need to use IE for most of MS sites (gee, I wonder WHY?), as well as a few others that do not support web standards.


PS, and this is in spite of a article in SLATE a couple of days ago recommending users "dump IE"---Slate is a subsidiary of MSN/MS.

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Hi, i have an email account with MSN hotmail and i have had it for a long time now, but recently i noticed that when composing messages the rich-text editor did not appear or appeared with icons missing or pictures or all the button missing or blank. I tried turning it off and on to see if they would appear but they didn't. If any one can tell me how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated, 'cause i like some color in my text!! Thank you

A:Hotmail won't show me the rich-text editor tool

I had the same thing happen to me......email hotmail support and they will email you the link and directions as to what you need to do. Sorry I can't help, but this was the only way to fix mine.

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Hi, when I type an e mail in rich text setting, I seem to get some different symbols! for example, if I type the "" sign I get something different (i'm not sure what it is!) How can I set rich text to type as per the keyboard?
[IE V.6 win98, 433Mhz]
thanx missmouse

A:rich text problem?

Do you have the keyboard language installed too? Down in the lower right hand corner do you see choices?

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Okay, I have a nice corporate email signature on the bottom of each email.

It looks great in HTML,
I have also check inside the txt and rich signature files inside
to make sure it looks good in those formats. and it would seem okay in those files.

When I open a new message to compose in outlook, it auto opens in html. when I change this
to rich text, there is an error>
it repeats my web address and also reveals and web address from my past company!

how is this hidden, and how can i remove it?

Thanks in advance.

A:Problem with html Signature in outlook 2003, when seen in plain/rich text.

I am Pretty good in HTML, But I am enable to suggest regarding your doubt. I too waiting for the suggestion. Please suggest us,,,

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Sorry if I picked the wrong spot. Nothing seemed to match my inquiry. I am having a problem with my wordpad retaining rich text when using the copy/paste feature. It was working until recently when I had to reinstall windows. I believe it may just be a feature I have not selected, but for the life of me I can't find the option, and I suppose it could always be something up to no good on my system causing this. What I am trying to do is copy and paste text directly to a text editor just as you see it, so that I can then paste that text into an ebay listing tool. I can't just paste it directly, it won't let me (thanks firefox) without causing lots of formatting issues. If anyone knows a simple way to do this (note I do NOT want to deal directly with coding and html, just the rich text that you see normally), please share! Thanks

A:Pasting text in Wordpad - What happened to rich text??

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HP Pavilion 20-b013w All-in-one PC
Windows edition: Windows 8.1
Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon ™ HD Graphics 1.40 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.58 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

Devices and Drives:
OS (C:) 311 GB free of 444 GB
Recovery Image (D:) 2.42 GB free of 19.7 GB
DVD RW Drive (E:)
SDHC (F:) 2.51 GB free of 3.73 GB
Removable Disk (H:) 13.2 GB free of 14.8 GB

I use with it the original wireless keyboard and a wired mouse (which isn't the original mouse that was wireless).
I use AVG anti-virus (free) and Zonealarm Firewall (free).
Hello to all of you. This is my first post. I hope that this is the appropriate forum for this particular problem that I have.
This morning I accidentally forgot to restore some text to a Rich Text Document (rtd) before closing it; as a consequence I lost that portion of text (which is a portion that I didn't have the luxury of losing). Is there a way for me to regain that portion of text after the fact of having lost it? (I haven't been able to figure out a way to do it.) If someone can provide me with instructions as to how I can do that I would appreciate it. And if it isn't possible that I can do that then I would appreciate someone confirming it for me so that I can just let it go and move on to my next fiasco.

A:Can I Regain Some Lost Text In A Rich Text Document?

Help.Help. Mod Edit:  Merged posts - Hamluis.

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Hello, Am not totally computer savy, evident by the fact it took me five minutes to find the button to submit a query, but enought about me. I do not know when this started happening, am sure must have been something I did, however, all messages I receive from my friends, in plain text format, turn up as garbled coding in the remarks section. I can go to the attachments and open and see, i.e. jpg file, pps display, wmv, etc. Any files received in rich text there is no problem. Only the plain text files. Surely there must have been a setting I messed up?? Would appreciate any help. Will say this is the fourth forum I have asked this question on with no results. So still hoping!!!

A:Oe 6 Text Versus Rich Text

If someone tries to send anything other than a text message...in text format...it probably looks like junk. It is a very limited format, with little formatting and other options available. Pure and simple.

The text format is not like the .doc format...pictures, etc. cannot be included as part of the message. This format is only for word messages, no frills.

Rich text (.rtf) is entirely different and more flexible, allowing use of graphics, text, and formatting options not found in the .txt format.

Soooo...if it were me, I'd go back to the sender and see what the garble might be.


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Hey all,

I have a rich text control on my page and need to pass the formatted text into a rich text memo field in an access database. The problem is, when I attempt to update the database, it throws an error saying I might be passing threatening code.
here is the exact error:
A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client (ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_FormView2_FreeTextBox1="<STRONG>Rotary</STRO...").

Does anyone know a way for me to legitimize this operation?

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I'm looking to use and manipulate a RIch Text Box in C++ (Windows). I rather not use MFCs. I am pretty good at Windows programming but would like to know how to initalize it and use it (change color, font, and size of selected text).

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I recently upgraded from Windows 98 1st edition to Windows SE. Afterwards, I found that I can no longer paste text as RTF in either MS Word or wordpad. I reverted back to Win98 1st edition and I found that RTF pasting worked in both applications. I redid the Win98 SE upgrade again and the RTF paste again no longer works. Are there any .dll's that are missing or registry settings that need to be changed?

A:Rich Text Format

here is an article that might help.


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When I access my Hotmail account using Firefox and I want to reply to an incoming email, and I click to enable the color and graphics extension sometimes I have no problem. Other times, either the email to which I am replying disappears or the html coding appears in it; the coding appears only in the email to which I am replying and not in the text I myself type as my reply. The color and graphics extension works fine when I am just composing an email and not replying to one.

I don't have this problem if I access Hotmail using IE6 and use Rich Text.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is wrong and as to how I might correct the situation? Thanks, grandpaw7

A:Firefox And Rich Text

This may sound a little anti M$ but I have always found that Hotmail hated non microsoft browsers. Even their new Windows LiveMail beta looses a lot of it's functionality in firefox (one more reason to justify my move to Gmail)

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I don't have a Rich Text document to use when I want to open a new file. I have WordPerfect X3. But I don't have the disk to download the program again.

So all I can use is a text document or WordPerfect X3.

The Rich Text Document has been missing for a while now.

Is there something that I can download from Microsoft to get it back? I have been searching and can't find anything.

A:Solved: The Rich Text Document is gone.

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I have Outlook set to create and send email in HTML. However, everything seems to go as Rich Text. I'm using Outlook 2003. The Mail format options are set to compose in HTML and to use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages.

I have the same problem even when I turn off the option to use Word as the e-mail editor.

The usual symptoms of Rich Text are happening. Recipients who do not use Outlook get the winmail.dat attachment and can't read it.

I've checked everything I can think of, but this still happens. Any help/guidance/suggestions will be appreciated.

A:OutlookHTML changing to Rich Text

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I am running Windows 8 using Hotmail as my email. When composing an email, I used to switch to Rich Text to vary the colour of the font. Now if I click on the "A" in the Hotmail title bar, the colour table drops down, but as soon as I move the cursor, the table disappears, making it impossible to change the colour of the font. I should point out that this only occurs in IE 10, Mozilla Firefox works fine. Can anyone advise please.........Dave

A:Rich Text Not Working Properly

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I will follow your advice to the letter and advise you of the result.....................Dave

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"Rich (WYSIQYG) editing unable to run on your current system - click "OK" to swtich to plain text editing."

i keep getting that when i try to write in my blog. i also cant click the email box to write. what's up with that? anyone know how to stop it?

(i didn know what kind of problem it was so i posted here)

A:rich editing/plain text

Closing duplicate, please reply here:


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"Rich (WYSIQYG) editing unable to run on your current system - click "OK" to swtich to plain text editing."

i keep getting that when i try to write in my blog. i also cant click the email box to write. what's up with that? anyone know how to stop it?

(i didn know what kind of problem it was so i posted here)

A:rich editing/plain text

Closing duplicate, please reply here:


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when I double-click on an icon for riich text document in wordpad to open it, the doc goes straight to printer......I've tried r-clicking on doc, open with,wordpad & notepad. same thing happens both times........goes to printer instead of opening........

A:cannot open rich text documents

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I accidentally clicked to turn on rich text format in hotmail and now it wont turn off. Every time I click to turn it off it comes up with a yellow error box saying to click here to fix, when I click a window comes up saying that turning off rich text will change the format of the email. I click OK and it just refreshes the screen with the rich text still on. This is a real problem as I am trying to contact someone who is unable to open the .txt file that the email is sending as. Any help would be appreciated

A:Hotmail Rich Text Format

Clear cookies and temp internet files.
Probably the cookie is not resetting to allow your change.

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"Rich (WYSIQYG) editing unable to run on your current system - click "OK" to swtich to plain text editing."

i keep getting that when i try to write in my blog. i also cant click the email box to write. what's up with that? anyone know how to stop it?

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Hi - I am hoping somebody out there can help me with a frustrating problem I have with my hotmail account at the moment.

My 2 month old Dell desktop has suddenly stopped me from applying the rich text format when composing a hotmail message. In fact it will not even revert to standard text only mode, and sends blank emails. In fact I see I have the same 'Error on page' message in the left hand corner of the browser with this website where I am writing this mail, as I do on hotmail new message window. I get the following error message:

Error: 'L_Default_Body_Style' is undefined

I thought it was a Java isssue, and have since uninstalled and re-installed it, but with no luck.

Any hints ?


A:Rich Text Problems with Hotmail

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Hi, I need some help with coding a rtf box. basically i want commands recieved by my custom server to have and output like this for example:

[code from server to client] \cf1 Starting Protocols: \cf3 OK \cf1

and it would print like:

Starting Protocols: OK
it would have to split text ect.....if anyone could help i would muchly appreciate it

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My manager wants me to always send emails in Rich Text Format. The problem is I am working as a tech support guy and we get automated emails in our Support mailbox in Plain text format whenever support calls are logged. So when I pick up the emails in our Support mailbox, I sometimes forget to change the format from Plain text to Rich Text before acknowledging the email. This irritates my manager because he is adamant that I always acknowledge emails in RTF. Is there any software that can alert me that the email is not in RTF before I send the email? Note: I have already set to Rich Text the option Compose in this message format.


A:How to always send emails in Rich Text Format


Help would be easier if we had an idea of just what email program you are using....

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I have a user that when she receives an email attachment in .rtf format she can't open it and gets the following error:

%1 is not a valid Win32 application

She forwarded it to me and I can open it. We both have XP Professional, Office and Outlook 2003. Like I said I was able to open it in .rtf format, so I saved it as a .doc format and sent it back to her and this time she was able to open it. Any ideas???

Thank you in advance for your responses they are appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Rich Text Format Attachments

That sounds like an absent or corrupted WordPad. But rtf files should be openable in MS Word, so I suspect her file associations are not what you'd expect either. Tell her to try Open With...\Microsoft Word.

BTW, a wink smilie indicates sarcasm, you should've used the smile smiley.

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I've got a screwy one goingon here. A friend uses outlook express to read email, and when he receives mine (sent from AOL web mail in rich text format), the links show as plain text.

When I send using "plain text format" from AOL web mail, the email shows the links correctly, and he can use them to go to the web site...

I am scratching my head as to what's causing this... others who receive my rich text formatted email say the links show fine and work... any ideas? Thanks!


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Hi ;

I am having problems setting Jarte Word Processor as my default rich-text program. It was all okay earlier in the week but I noticed the other day that all my .rtf files would all suddenly open in MS Word '07. I tried to change the settings in the Folder Options>File Types, select .RTF extension>Change>select Jarte from OpenWith box>OK.....but the Folder Options dialogue box does not show the "Apply" button. So when I close it all .rtf files "still" opens via MSWord compatibility mode.

Even if I set it to open to WordPad via the same procedure it "still" opens in MSWord.

I remember I installed some critical updates which I dowloaded manually from the Microsoft site prior to that. They are:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-033/MS10-042
KB978695- Security Update for Windows Media Player

Previous installed updates prior to this .rtf problem (Note: no problem with the .rtf opening in Jarte Word) are:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-035/MS10-034/
KB982381- Security Update for IE8

I tried to do a system restore prior to installing the updates but it was still the same behavior.

Tried NirSoft's FilesTypeMan freeware to change default program to open .rtf file from MSWord to JarteWord but instead it opened using WordPad . Still "not" JarteWord.

I use JarteWord as draft writer tool mainly because it loads much faster than MSWord and uses low resour... Read more

A:Default rich-text program woes

voltronDefender,Did you ever solve this issue?Jarte Support

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Hi there

I've been told a few times now by different people that they have issues replying to my emails or sending me emails unless they switch to rich text.

I hazard a guess that many people just give up so I need to get it sorted as I use my email for work and it's vital!

I use one.com as my host and mac mail as client.

After hours of failed online research, I wondered if anyone has faced this problem and if there's a way to fix...I don't want to make hard work for people trying to get in contact with me
Much appreciated


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My wife is running Windows 98 SE. She has a Hot Mail account. Starting yesterday, her Rich Text Toolbar disappeared and no e-mails could be sent. She can receive new e-mails but cannot send any. We note that Hot Mail suggests that when you go to Tools and click on Rich Text Off, it actually means it is on, and so you should be getting the Rich Text. We have done that. And while it shows Rich Text off, it is not, in fact, on.

I was wondering if anyone else is having problems of this nature or have had? We have written Hot Mail and are awaiting their reply. In the interim, I thought I would see if any of you guys have any thoughts.

Red Boy

A:Hot Mail -- No Rich Text and can't send e-mails

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I was trying to open a RTF file from a website, but when I tried to open it I got hexadecimal numbers and other garbage. What should I do?

A:Problems Opening Rich Text Documents

what program were you using to open it.

You need a word processing program like word, lotus or word perfect.

You should also be able to open in notepad.

If it is full of garbage then it's not a rtf file, it's probably a word .doc that has just been renamed and not saved as .rtf

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I have a .rtf from a customer whom I deal with on a daily basis which I cannot open. The error from OUTLOOK reads:
"Can't create file: Commercial Invoice.rtf. Right-click the folder
you want to create the file in, and then click Porperties on the
shortcut menu to check your permissions for folder."​1. I could open the same email on coworker's computer

2. from my computer I email the same file to yahoo and it opens.

3. emailed the same file to a different computer and it opens.

4. I had a coworker email me a .rtf file to Outlook and that opens.

5.. I've tried checking the properties of my destination folder (My Documents) and I don't see a "permission" tab or selection. Please help.

Thank you in advance

A:Solved: Cannot open .RTF (Rich Text File)

Off hand I don't believe it's a permission on your computer so much as it is a permission with Outlook. You may want to mention this to your IT team at your job or the system administrator. Outlook can be set on the server end to block particular types of files (like rtf files) or to restrict access to which files you can open and what you can do with them.

When you said you opened it on a co-worker's computer, was this under your account (i.e. you logged onto his computer with *your* account) or was it opened via his email account and under his login name?

The fact that you were able to get it open on your computer if you used your yahoo account suggests it's not a permission set on your particular computer. If it was, you wouldn't be able to save it via Yahoo either.

My recommendation is to talk to whomever manages your company's email accounts to see what permissions are set up on your account. Hopefully that fixes it. If not, let me know.



jdaries said:

I have a .rtf from a customer whom I deal with on a daily basis which I cannot open. The error from OUTLOOK reads:
"Can't create file: Commercial Invoice.rtf. Right-click the folder
you want to create the file in, and then click Porperties on the
shortcut menu to check your permissions for folder."
I could open the same email on coworker's computer, from my computer I email the same file to yahoo and it opens, and emailed the same file to a differ... Read more

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Looking for option in GMAIL to change Plain Text Format to Rich Text Format--any suggestions?

In a hurry,


A:Where is Rich Text Format Option in GMAIL?

Dear friend,
  Open the compose button, on left side check there is any option for Rich formatting? If you are selected plain text already, there will be the option. 
Regards Jinish.K.G|HCL Infosystems LTD

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Some contacts have somehow been coded to reply to them ONLY in Rich Text. I can only see this when I click on their name in a message received from this. I highlight the name, right click, and it shows to "reply to this receipient in rich format" and there is a check in a box there. I can remove the check, but is this stipulation also somewhere in the contact address book. I can find no where in contacts where you can specifically state that messages to this person should be in rich text. My options are set to plain text. The message coming in to me is not in rich text format. Any thoughts?

Pat Cassidy

A:OL2000 - turn off rich text for a contact?

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My wife has a new mac mini and ms office for mac and is set to receive html or rich text email from pc's
I use outlook 2007 and vista ultimate...anything I send her other than plain text turns into a "winmail.dat" attachment in her inbox...HELP???

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When I attempt to use the RichTextBox control that I added to my toolbox in VB5 I am notified that VB cannot find my authorization information and that I don't have user's authorization for that control. Opening the help box tells me that this is an Active X control and that I am missing registration information. The above description is not "word for word" because I'm using the Chinese edition of VB5 and it gives error messages and help information in Chinese. I've just roughly translated the meaning. Is my problem because I have the learning edition and not the professional or enterprise edition of VB?


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I have a list of all my MP3's in a text file. I want to delete everything on the line except for Artist - Song Name.mp3.

For example:
Green Day - Armatage Shanks.mp3 ::INFO:: 2.68Mb 2m17s 160/44.10/JS

I want to delete everything starting at ::INFO::

A:Need a text editor/program that can delete part of a line of text based on a string

I figured it out. I had to learn about regular expressions in text editors.

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I compile my own PDF for my personal use from texts copied from other sources and other ebooks I have purchased. When I copy texts from other PDFs, the chapter title, page # and book titile appear multiple times (same as # of pages) in the big single document I have pasted.
Is there any software which will find repeating phrases sentences in a big area of text so that I can replace/remove them?
the function/app should list all repeating phrases in the selected text area and offer suggestion to replace/remove
thanks in advance

A:Any Repeating text/phrase finder function/software for text editor? replace/remove?

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Text files were created within excel by concatenating cells in each row. Each row became a text file. The contents of the text file are the contents of an html file. After the text file is created I change the file extension of the text file to html.

I need a mass replace text editor so I can replace the word (paramark) in the txt file (to be renamed as an html file) with a real paragraph mark that shows as a paragraph mark in Front Page.

The problem with doing what I am doing is when all the cells are concatenated in Excel, all the html contents end up on one line rather than having paragraphs separate the html lines.

Example: The Way The HTML Code Should Be
<title>Memory Master Bible Memory Program - NIV - 1 Peter 4:9</title>
<meta name="Microsoft Border" content="tlb, default">

Example: The Way The HTML Code Turns Out After Using Excel To Create The File

<html><head><title>Memory Master Bible Memory Program - NIV - 1 Peter 4:9</title><meta name="Microsoft Border" content="tlb, default"></head>
I can place text to be replaced (paramark) next to each paragraph mark so if I can find a text editor to mass replace a real paragraph mark in place of the word (paramark) my problem is solved.

I have four thousand files to process so I need to do a mass replace across files.

Thank you in advance for any replies.

A:Solved: Need To Replace Text With Paragraph Mark In Text Editor

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When I email multiple recipients and when the email returns to me from multiple senders. The print out of the email end's up shrinking the text. I believe it's because of the senders with HTML formated email.

How do I strip this form without having forward the email and changing the format to Plain Text?

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 - Rich Text / HTML


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I have a friend that has this problem,When he tries to print from either notepad or rich text document it says that it stops working,With no error code.
Printing from Chrome browser and Thunderbird email client work just fine.And his other computer prints just fine from notepad and rich text document.

A:Notepad/Rich Text Document Stops When Printing


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Here's one I haven't run into before. When I try to type a Hotmail or Yahoo Mail message I have no problem ... if I set the rich text editor off (Hotmail) or set it at Plain (Yahoo). If I set the rich text editor on (Hotmail) or set "colour and graphics" (Yahoo), I can't even get my cursor in the message box. I don't know if this is connected, but I've also been getting some weird error messages regarding scripting (I can't make head nor tils of them), and I can't seem to access some on-line documents.

Anyone know whazzup??

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What is the significance of creating and saving Word Processed Documents in Rich Text Format? As a writer, I have experience in MS Word, Word Perfect, and Google Docs. I find that saving docs in RTF seems to create a much smaller file in MS Word, than saving a document in conventional DOC format. Furthermore, transferring files as downloads from Google Docs to Word seem to work better in RTF format than Doc formats.

I know that graphics sometimes do not transfer well to RTF formats. But other than that, what am I getting (or missing out) if I save something in Word as a RTF document? What I have noticed, when I worked in Word Perfect 12, the default file formats were generally 5-8 kb for simple letters. Using DOC extensions, when uploading from Google Docs, and saved in Word, (I have Word 2003 an upgrade disk from Word 97) that same Doc file format that used to be an RTF format expands to let's say 35kb. Is the data that is expanding in Conventional Word doc format really needed if you can get the same results as a RTF file? Or in using the Doc.extension in Word, is this Microsoft's way of just adding crap to a text file that is not needed?

When I have transferred letters from Google Docs to Word, I have seen instances where the Inside Address is double-spaced when I download it as a Word Doc from Google Docs. I cannot get the Inside Address of the letter lines to single-space. Saving docs from Google Docs to Word as RTF files, I may only have to modify one headin... Read more

A:Questions About Word Processing and Rich Text Formats?

As odd as it may seem, .RTF is also a semi-proprietary format (created by MS but released for general use by others) and, while it does make for smaller files, I find it to have major disadvantages in complex formatting. If my document is simple enough for an .rtf, it often is simple enough for a plain text (.txt) file, which is much smaller again.
The new Word format, docx, is a variation of XML, which is simpler in structure and leads (as I understand it) to smaller files also. However, until I get Office 2007, I can't give you any comparative sizes.

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