RTF File Type

- The quick facts

What are RTF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RTF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a RTF file?

A .RTF file is a Rich Text Format Document file.

RTF stands for Rich Text Format and is a document file format invented by Microsoft.

RTF files allow different word processing applications to transfer formatted text documents to one another. For example, if a user creates an RTF file in Word and sends that file to another user who does not have the Word word processing application, the recipient will still be able to open the RTF file on his or her computer.

RTF documents can contain a number of text formats including italic, bold, and underlined texts as well as a variety of font sizes and text colors.

How to open RTF files

We have identified 5 RTF openers that are compatible with this specific type of RTF file.

Programs that open Rich Text Format Document files

Last updated: January 29, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of RTF files. Remember, different programs may use RTF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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OpenOffice.org CalcOpenOffice.org CalcUser submitted
Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
OpenOffice.org WriterOpenOffice.org WriterUser submitted
LibreOffice CalcLibreOffice CalcUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
StarOffice CalcStarOffice CalcUser submitted
StarOffice WriterStarOffice WriterUser submitted

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