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Format Object causes HTML tags to show

I have a weird CR behavior that I can't figure out how to get around. I have multiple reports that have a "Notes" field, which displays text formatted with HTML tags. But I've found today that if I open the reports, do a Format Object on the Notes field, and then say OK and save the object (not having changed any settings), when I load that report in my web viewer again, the HTML tags are displayed with the text in the Notes field. I can't pinpoint when this started happening exactly, because the last time I tried to do it was 2 months ago. (At that time this issue did not occur.) Any ideas on why a memo box would suddenly stop recognizing HTML tags?

I've seen online references to the interpretation selection on the Paragraph tab of Format Object, but when I do the Format Object on my Notes field, it doesn't have a Paragraph tab. The only way to get one is to remove and add the Notes field, but then it's gone again the next time I do a Format Object, and the new Notes field has the same issue as the old one. So I think that's not a viable fix.

Thanks in advance!

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    Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 05:55 AM

    Hi Kevin

    Very strange...

    Nevertheless, you don't mention version of CR, VS, OS, web viewer, win viewer, WPF viewer, database, database client, etc., etc. If you could provide that info, that would be great and we'll see what the next steps should be.

    - Ludek

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    • Hi Kevin

      NP 😊

      We're all running at a 1000 miles an hour trying to keep up 😊

      Anyhow, all that info still does not lift the fog of strangeness. It may be worth while uninstalling CR and then doing a repair of VS 2012. Then reinstall CR - perhaps SP 12 will not be a bad idea (though I find SP 10 was the most stable SP of all of em...). E.g.; SP 10 will also be OK.

      Please do let us know if the above helped.

      Oh, and keep your fingers crossed.

      - Ludek

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