Top New Features

We've enhanced layout and formatting accuracy when displaying, printing and exporting documents. DPI settings are also no longer an issue. We're constantly improving our Rich Text Editor.

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Load, Save & Convert

Load, save and convert to and from today's most popular text-based document formats (DOCX, DOC, HTML, RTF, TXT, XML, ODT, EPUB, MHT, etc). Our Rich Text Editor can also convert a documen to PDF.

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Integration Made Easy

Whether you're using our Rich Text Editor to create your own word processor or you simply want to check spelling in a Memo field, you'll find that integrating Spell Checking across your entire project is as easy as 1-2-3.

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Text Formatting
Character and Paragraphs
Pre-built text formatting dialogs and live syntax highlighting.
Character and Paragraphs
The control ships with complete set of pre-built text formatting dialogs. Characters can be formatted using different settings for font, font size, character style - bold, italics, underlined, strike-through style, and different colors for background and foreground. Hidden text is supported. In addition to basic text formatting, you can enable live syntax highlighting so that text formatting is applied based on your document content/syntax similar to Visual Studio's code editor.
Lists
Bulleted / Numbered
Lists
Create bulleted and numbered lists in your documents to outline and arrange text. You can create a list from existing paragraphs using, or you can turn on the list feature and type the list as you go. To enable this feature, use the Bullets or Numbering button on the Home tab. You can use any character you like for the bullets.
Document Styles
Paragraph / Character / Table Styles
Document Styles
A document model contains the following style collections: paragraph, character and table. Additional styles can be created in code. End-users can modify existing styles via the Style Editor Dialog.
Tables
Table management UI inspired by Microsoft Word®.
Tables
You can add tables, split and merge table cells, insert and remove rows, and apply borders and shading to individual cells. End-users have access to a Microsoft Word® style table management UI, thus supporting many of the table management features you expect from a text editor.
Floating Objects
Pictures and Text Boxes
Floating Objects
Whether it's pictures or text boxes, your RTF documents can include any number of floating objects, with rotation support. Objects can be anchored in one of two ways: either inline, which means that the object is displayed within the text stream, or floating. Floating means that the object is positioned absolutely, not depending on the text flow. Multiple text wrapping styles are supported, so you can choose how text will flow around the object.
Inline Images
Working with images gets simpler.
Inline Images
Images can be placed in your document in two ways: either inline or floating. Inline images are treated exactly like a character of text, which means their position is constrained to the lines of text on the page.
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Editing & Clipboard Operations
Find & Replace
Search for a specific word or phrase within a document.
Find & Replace
The built-in Find and Replace dialog allows end-users to search for a specific word or phrase within a document (the Find tab of the dialog) or search for specific text and automatically replace it with the desired string (the Replace tab of the dialog).
Paste Special
Paste data from the Clipboard into a document in the selected format.
Paste Special
In the Paste Special dialog, end-users can select the format for data contained in the Clipboard and paste them into the document as if that data is imported from the specified format. For example, data copied from Word® 2007 can be pasted as a RTF, HTML, metafile or plain text. Available formats are determined by the Clipboard, so you cannot modify the list of formats displayed in this form.
Undo / Redo
Built-in support for operation history and undo/redo commands.
Undo / Redo
You can perform unlimited Undo and Redo operations. To undo an action, click Undo on the File tab in the Common group, or press CTRL+Z / ALT+BACKSPACE. To redo an action, click the Redo button, or press CTRL+Y / ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE.
Spell Checker
Built-in spell checker support.
Spell Checker
Integrated WinForms Spell Checker includes check as you go error detection and Microsoft Word inspired dialogs that can be fully customized to meet any business requirement.
Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
Navigate a long document with ease.
Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
Bookmarks and links allow you to quickly navigate to a specific spot instead of scrolling through several paragraphs or pages within a long or complex document.
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Layout & Navigation
Views
Simple, Draft and Print Layout
Views
Switch between Simple, Draft and Print Layout. These commands are available on the View Tab of the Ribbon or if you prefer, Views can be changed in code via the RichEditControl.ActiveViewType property.
Headers & Footers
Keep longer documents organized.
Headers & Footers
Headers and footers can help keep longer documents organized and make them easier to read. Text entered in the header or footer will appear on each page of the document.
Sections
Use multiple page formats.
Sections
Divide a document into sections, each with its own set of formatting rules.
Multi-Column Layout
Create newsletter columns.
Multi-Column Layout
Columns and column breaks can improve your document's organization, increase its readability and help utilize all of the available space on the page.
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Line Numbering
Insert line numbers to your documents.
Line Numbering
Insert line numbers to your documents - either on a per-paragraph basis or in the entire document. Font face and color are specified using the Line Number document style.
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Automation and Printing
Mail Merge
Create multiple documents at once.
Mail Merge
Use Mail Merge to create a set of documents based on the same template but contain variable data elements obtained from a linked database.
Fields
Add dynamic elements to your document.
Fields
Fields are placeholders that store and display data from a data source. The DevExpress Rich Text Editor automatically updates fields when the document is saved, printed, or a mail merge operation is performed.
Auto Correction
Correct as you type.
Auto Correction
As you type, each typed character is examined by the AutoCorrect service. When you type a character that typically means you have finished typing a word, AutoCorrect compares the word against its list of entries and updates if necessary.
Auto Generated TOC
Guide readers in finding specific sections.
Auto Generated TOC
Adding a table of contents to your document is easy if you have the proper formatting in your documents. Once the formatting is set-up (styles or outline livels), you can insert or update a table of contents with just a few clicks.
Print & Export
Print documents or save in a different format.
Print & Export

Turn the contents of your document into a printed report with a simple method call or using the Print Dialog. You can customize and preview the output using the built-in Print Setup dialog.

Import and export formats include XLSX, PDF, RTF, HTML, TXT, CSV, and others.

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Document Management
Document Protection
Enforce editing restrictions.
Document Protection

Keep your important documents password-protected from any unauthorized use. If you choose Protect Document on the Review tab, you can make a document read only or restrict a user to comment only.

With document protection, you can make only certain parts of the document editable and users will not be able to modify data in any other region in the document.

Document Restrictions
Restrict or permit formatting changes.
Document Restrictions

Controls which operations can be performed on a document, with the possiblity to grant permissions to specific people.

  • Character formatting
  • Text modifications
  • Document duplication or printing
  • The use of certain elements (pictures, tables, etc.)
Document Properties
View and edit document metadata.
Document Properties

Provide details that describe or identify a document (the date of document creation, the names of the author and most recent modifier, title, subject, etc). These document properties (metadata) are stored with the document.

End-users can use the Document Properties Dialog to specify built-in properties and create custom properties as well.

Comments
Add comments to provide feedback.
Comments
End-users can insert, modify and delete comments. Nested comments are also supported.
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UI Elements
Rulers
Horizontal / Vertical
Rulers

Use the rulers to align text, graphics, tables, and other elements in your document horizontally or vertically. The horizontal ruler shows across the top of your document and the vertical ruler shows along the left side of your document.

End-users can toggle ruler visibility using the Horizontal Ruler and Vertical Ruler buttons on the View tab.

Ribbon UI
Inspired by Microsoft Office
Ribbon UI
Ribbon UI
Inspired by Microsoft Office and optimized for WinForms developers, DevExpress Ribbons and Menus help you emulate today's most popular business productivity apps in a blink of an eye.
Standard Toolbar UI
Menus, Toolbars and Status Bars
Standard Toolbar UI
Standard Toolbar UI
When your project demands the use of traditional navigation elements, DevExpress Menus, Toolbars and Status Bars for WinForms provide all the functionality you'll need to build intuitive, easy-to-navigate apps.
Built-in Dalogs
Over 20 Dialogs
Built-in Dalogs
Built-in Dalogs

Built-in dialogs include:

  • Paste Special Dialog
  • Font Dialog
  • Paragraph and Tabs Dialogs
  • Find and Replace Dialog
  • Bookmark Dialog
  • Page Setup Dialog
  • Document Protection Dialogs
  • Table Layout Dialogs
  • and many more...

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