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How best to use Domino's Rich Text abilities

I have been researching Domino's Rich Text abilities, and as expected I have run into some road blocks. I have come across some code for using IE's ActiveX Rich Text Control, but none of these seem to keep the message in the same format between the Notes client and the Web client as well as the iNotes editor does. I do understand that there are limitations, but the iNotes Rich Text editor is the best that I have come across.

I found a reference to the iNotes control being available to developers in a LDD article (Jeff Calow on new Web technologies in Domino 6). The article states: "For those using Internet Explorer as their browser, we've added the ability to use the built-in Internet Explorer Rich Text control (also used in iNotes Web Access) instead of the applet, to enhance the Rich Text editing experience." But I have not found any instructions on how to implement it.

Is there a set of instructions that I am missing somewhere, or can you send me in the right direction? Thanks.

In Designer 6, there is a new value for the Rich Text field display as property for Web access -- "Using best fit for OS." If you select this option, and if the user is using IE to access the Web application, the Web server will generate HTML to use the IE Rich Text control. If the user is using any other browser, the applet will be used. So all you need to do to get this new functionality in Designer 6 is to set this new value, and you will get the control you are looking for.

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