I have a list with some text columns as Rich Text. I need to edit the HTML behind the scenes.

Is there a way to do it?

  • Go to the list and edit the item(s) in question. Or do you mean something different with like Powershell like described in this post? Commented Aug 3, 2011 at 16:57
  • Can you explain what you mean by "behind the scenes"?
    – Laurie
    Commented Aug 3, 2011 at 18:02
  • when I edit via Edit Properties - it gives me the editor; I;d like to change HTML of the content
    – IMHO
    Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 19:42
  • no this is not giving me HTML since it's Rich Text col not Enhanced
    – IMHO
    Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 19:43
  • So you mean something along the lines of the HTML editor or Source editor in a Content Editor web part? Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 19:51

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May be ribbon will solve your problem?


  • yes, sure - the trick was to change column text mode from Rich text to Enhanced. There is still no way to edit HTML of a Rich text column.
    – IMHO
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 13:37

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