Why are there html tags in my free-form text fields?

This can happen with reports converted from Deski when the report conversion tool assumes all text in text boxes should be displayed as html. So, for example, all line breaks might appear as <br>. The text appears fine when simply viewing, but in editing mode it will not wrap properly and it will display as html.

To change from html display: Edit the report, select the text box, and on the Properties tab expand "Display", select "read cell content as" and choose "Text" from the drop down choices. (see below)