I am working with a custom list in Sharepoint 2010. The list has nine custom columns, some of which are rich text. I've mapped these custom columns to managed properties so that I can return them directly in search results.
When I look at the raw XML of the search results, the plain text managed properties are returned but the rich text columns are empty. If the search term is in the rich text column, the content is in the hithighlighted property but not with the rich text formatting.
I am considering trying to convert the columns to Enhanced Rich Text so that the results are stored as HTML.
Ideally, I'll be sending these results into an Office Research pane through a webservice but I figured that I would try getting the results working on the site itself first (walking before running and all.)