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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB955541

An application that uses the RichEdit control does not print some .rtf files correctly on a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based computer

Consider the following scenario:

  • On a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based computer, you use Word 2003 or a later version of Word to create a Rich Text Format (.rtf) file.
  • You develop an application that uses the RichEdit control (Riched20.dll).
  • You use this application to open the .rtf file.
  • You add a MergeField field to the document.
  • You merge some data in the file by using the MergeField field.

In this scenario, when you send the data to the printer, the application does not print the .rtf file correctly. For example, the paragraph tabs and indents of the MergeField field are ignored when the file is printed. Therefore, the text is printed in the wrong position.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB955541.

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