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Convert RTF to TXT

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How to convert rtf to txt?

How to convert txt to rtf?
Step 1

Upload rtf-file

Select rtf file, which you want to convert, from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.
Step 2

Convert rtf to txt

Select txt or any other format, which you want to convert.
Step 3

Download your txt-file

Wait till your conversion process will be completed and click download converted txt file.

Rich Text Format

File extension .rtf
File category documents
Description

Rich Text Format (RTF) may not be the most popular word processing file format, but it is one of the most versatile. It is used for exchanging text-based files from a word processing file to another. For example, you can create and transfer RTF files to someone using Microsoft Word, as well as convert the same to Portable Document File (PDF).

Here are some of the characteristics or distinctive features of Rich Text Format (RTF):

  1. 1. RTF files have a smaller size because document history data is not stored.
  2. 2. Most word processors, such as Microsoft Word can read RTF files.
Technical details

How to create and how to open an RTF file

Do you want to learn how you can create a Rich Text Format (RTF) file? We must mention that RTF files were one of the earliest word processing file types, as the development dates back to the 1980s. Microsoft Word team was the team behind the idea.

You can create an RTF file directly from your Microsoft Word.

If you want to open an RTF file, all you have to do is to send or transfer the file to any device (computer or smartphone) that has a word processor, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Word.

You can use the following applications/programs to open your RTF file.

  1. 1. Google Drive
  2. 2. OneDrive
  3. 3. Google Chrome
  4. 4. WordPad
  5. 5. Dropbox
  6. 6. LibreOffice
  7. 7. TextEdit
  8. 8. AbiWord
  9. 9. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Which other formats RTF can be converted into and why

Rich Text Format (RTF) is one of the most versatile word processing file types. As such, it can be used alongside other word processing file formats.

We present to you, some of the other formats that RTF files can be converted into:

  1. 1. DOC
  2. 2. DOCX
  3. 3. PDF
  4. 4. TXT

DOC is the most popular alternative to Rich Text Format (RTF) because it is developed by the Microsoft Word team – the same team that developed RTF. Thus, you rest assured that Microsoft Word can conveniently be used to create, as well as convert Rich Text Format (RTF). You might also need to convert RTF files to PDF ones as they are easily converted and support inserting images.

Programs
AbiWord
Kword
TextEdit
Main program WordPad
Developer Microsoft
MIME type
text/rtf

Raw text file

File extension .txt
File category documents
Description The organization of texts in rows applies to the TXT file format. Such text files oppose binaries, which have data that is interpreted as a text. For example images or sounds that are converted to coded forms. Raw text files can possess texts presented in formatted or in ways that are not formatted. The text files are elementary and are used for storing data in most cases.
Technical details Raw text files are not highly formatted, and this means they meet accepted formats by the system terminal and the basic text editor. These files are taken and used universally since any text-based program can read them. This is because it uses a standard form of encoding, making it easy for different language users to utilize the files. The ASCII- specific text files can be used in place of each other and can be read using Unix, Mac, and Windows. UTF-8 differs from ASCII, and this is attributed to Byte order mark differences, but it remains the most character set. Its compatibility with ASCII is backward.
Programs
Notepad
TextEdit
WordPad
Developer Microsoft
MIME type
text/plain
application/txt
browser/internal
text/anytext
widetext/plain
widetext/paragraph

FAQ

❓ How can I convert rtf to txt?
Firstly, select a rtf file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select txt or any other format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert rtf to txt?
Documents conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert rtf to txt very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert rtf to txt on OnlineConvertFree?
Sure! We delete your uploaded and converted files, so nobody has access to your information. All types of conversion on OnlineConvertFree (including rtf to txt) is 100% safe.
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