Subject RichEdit

Would appreciate any help I can get on this: If I want to use the
TIB_RichEdit control, can it be hooked up to a varchar field or must
it be a BLOB field? I've hooked it up to a varchar field and no
matter how I try to save it in RTF format, it's always saved in plain
text. I've set the PlainText property to false, BTW.

I would like to know whether BLOBs are necessary, because I have no
experience with BLOBs and would need to spend some time tinkering
with it.

Thanks in advance.