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When I use the hacksaw to truncate the formatting goes away. If I remove hacksaw it comes back. So, my question has changed, is there a way for me to truncate the text while keeping the formatting?

The return on the line below is from a rich text field and it will not show formatting unless I remove hacksaw.

 {{ workItem.summary | hacksaw(words='75', append='...') }}
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Hacksaw has an allow parameter where you specify which HTML tags you want it to pass through.

You might want to try something like:

{{ workItem.summary | hacksaw(words='75', append='...', allow='<strong><em><br><p>') }}

That allows p, br, strong, and em tags to pass through untouched. If you need to allow others, just add 'em to the list.

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