First time I've come across this issue, so I'm wondering if it is a known bug and if there are any workarounds.

I have a 'Multiple Lines of Text' field with Rich Text enabled. In IE, I get the editor toolbar on top of the field. In Chrome it is not there. What's up with that? Any ideas?

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  • What version of IE are you running? Is this created programmaticly? Dec 11, 2014 at 16:42
  • Running IE8. It's an OOB field and the screen shot is from NewForm.aspx Dec 11, 2014 at 16:57
  • We had a simlar issue with SP 2007 / 2010 and IE 9 (worked) vs. IE 10 (did not work) when working with rich-text fields. The solution was to set the document mode in IE 10 back to IE 9.
    – pholpar
    Dec 11, 2014 at 20:56
  • But it works in IE. It doesn't in Chrome. Do you think setting the doc mode to IE 9 will fix it in Chrome? I doubt it Dec 11, 2014 at 20:58

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SharePoint Rich Text editor is only supported in IE browser, thus they wont work as a RTE in Chrome or Firefox, rather they can work as a simple text editor. Here is the link to the Source -

SharePoint Rich Text Editor not working in Firefox and Chrome

  • little late to the party but I'll take it, thanks Oct 4, 2016 at 15:32
  • Cheers !!!!!!!! Oct 5, 2016 at 7:23

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