I have a VARCHAR2 column which is populated in apex4.0 using a Rich Text editor. I have a stored procedure(using xml code, htp.p) to download the data to xls. But the formatting for this column like bold, italics etc., does not show up in spreadsheet. The spreadsheet shows bold etc only for the data which is defined with xml tags in the stored procedure .
Can someone help me how to preserve formatting of the column data in the .xls file?