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Font sizes in 'rich text' control

I have run into a problem with the new rich text control in Access 2007.  It 
seems that you can only choose from 6 preset font sizes when entering or 
editing text.  The sizes are 8,10,12,14,18,24,36, which as I understand it, 
corresponds to Font Size=1 through Font Size = 6 in HTML.  Is there any way 
around this.  I have a need to display the data at 46pt, and also to make 
fine discriminations in font size depending on the data displayed.

Is there some other way to tell HTML to display a font size?  Is there some 
way to overcome these limits in Access 2007?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Randy
vtashore(at)roadrunner(dot)com 


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Here is a reply I received from Rick Brandt, an Access MVP.

<quote>
Let me state first that apparently Microsoft is not an "expert in HTML" 
either.  The HTML that Access 2007 uses is 1990 vintage stuff that any self 
respecting web developer would cringe at.  The font tag has been deprecated 
for years.  Standard HTML CSS styles are not recognized as I tried entering 
those and they were ignored completely.



In addition Access 2007 is apparently only set up to recognize this old 
fashioned HTML within further restricted confines imposed by MS.  From what 
I can tell <font-size = 2> has a very specific meaning to Access 2007 and it 
has very little to do with font sizes as they would be defined in a real web 
page.  This HTML they are using is ALL about being compatible with 
Sharepoint services with all other considerations being secondary.



If you were to ask MS directly I believe the answer you would get is that 
the RTF option in Access 2007 is there to provide "some" additional 
formatting of text beyond what would traditionally be available.  It is NOT 
really the same as an ActiveX solution that supports Rich Text or real HTML. 
You are probably stuck with what you are seeing.

</quote>



Anyone have anything else to add?

"Randy Shore" <vtashore.TakeThisOut@adelphia.net> wrote in message 
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>I have run into a problem with the new rich text control in Access 2007. 
>It seems that you can only choose from 6 preset font sizes when entering or 
>editing text.  The sizes are 8,10,12,14,18,24,36, which as I understand it, 
>corresponds to Font Size=1 through Font Size = 6 in HTML.  Is there any way 
>around this.  I have a need to display the data at 46pt, and also to make 
>fine discriminations in font size depending on the data displayed.
>
> Is there some other way to tell HTML to display a font size?  Is there 
> some way to overcome these limits in Access 2007?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help,
>
> Randy
> vtashore(at)roadrunner(dot)com
> 


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