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Opening RTF files

Did your computer fail to open a RTF file? We explain what RTF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your RTF files.

What is a RTF file?

RTF stands for Rich Text Format. This file format was developed by the Microsoft Corporation. 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. RTF documents are not stored in binary format like many word processing documents. Instead, these files are stored in ASCII format.

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