What is your data source and how are you viewing it in the source.
Some applications will hide the embedded code from the user while retaining it in the database. It may be possible to export your data without the code.
from the source I can view it two ways
1. is direct from the portal
2, click the 'text editor'
I'm sure it is the text editor causing the problem as it's a new feature of a recent upgrade. (before hand exports were fine)
is there anything i can do from the ODBC portal?
-->control panel -- admintools --> ODBC --> http://imgur.com/agrHl
or do i have to try and configure the other data base?
the other database uses *.TPS (Topspeed driver)
It may be something on the other database as I dont think FM would have a way to differentiate what is formatting and what is the text.