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What is RTF format?

What is RTF format?

Rich Text Format
RTF stands for Rich Text Format and is a universal document file format and is easily read by many of the word-processing packages. It is particularly useful to those using a different word-processing package from those used on campus.

What does RTF look like?

A file with the . RTF file extension is a Rich Text Format file. It’s different from a plain text file in that it can hold formatting like bold and italics, plus different fonts and sizes, and images. RTF files are useful because lots of programs support them.

Why are RTF files so big?

RTF was intended to be a document interchange format, not a permanent storage format. The reason it’s so big is that everything is in ASCII, all formatting is done with tags, etc. It was intended to be easy for any program to parse, for import and output.

Which is the major version of the RTF standard?

The numeric parameter Nidentifies the major version of the RTF Specification used. The RTF standard described in this Application Note, although titled as version 1.4, continues to correspond syntactically to RTF Specification Version 1. Therefore, the numeric parameter Nfor the tfcontrol word should still be emitted as 1.

Where can I find the RTF file format?

The file format specifications are available by Microsoft for public download and can be referred to from developer’s perspective. RTF file format has underwent several revisions since its publication. Its official version for read/write was published as part of Microsoft Word 3.0 for Macintosh with version 1.0 specifications.

What are the control words in RTF 1.14?

RTF uses the following control words to describe the various font families. Control word Font family Examples \\fnil Unknown or default fonts (the default) \\froman

What was the first version of Microsoft RTF?

In 1992, Microsoft published version 1.0 of the RTF specification, the first of many 1.x versions introduced to handle new features of Microsoft applications, particularly Microsoft Word. However, Microsoft used earlier versions of RTF before that.