The Rich Text Format (RTF) is a method of encoding formatted text and graphics for transfer between applications. RTF uses the ANSI, PC-8, Macintosh, or IBM PC character set to control the representation and formatting of a document, both on the screen and in print. With the RTF, documents created under different operating systems and with different software applications can be transferred between those operating systems and applications. The format is widely supported by word processing applications on the MS-DOS, Windows, OS/2, Macintosh, and Power Macintosh platforms. Many other types of applications and tools on other platforms also supports saving and reading documents in the RTF format.
A commercial text to RTF converter that recognizes headings, bullets, tables, and URLs.
Rich Text Format 1.0 Specification
Original Microsoft specification, in plain text format.
Rich Text Format 1.6 Specification
Technical specification detailing the language and syntax of the format. From the MSDN library.
RTF to XML
Converts RTF documents to either XML documents or XSL/XML document sets that are compliant with the XML FO specification. System requirements, sample conversions, and documentation. Commercial software, with free evaluation version.
Wikipedia: Rich Text Format
Encyclopedia article on the format.
Last update:January 16, 2014 at 5:45:58 UTC