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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

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Step 2

Convert rtf to txt

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

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

Rich Text Format

File extension .rtf
File category documents
Description RTF – is a standard format intended for the exchange of text data. Created in 1982 with the participation of experts from Adobe and Microsoft, it is supported by most of the latter's software solutions. It is integrated with Windows with version 2.0, allowing to exchange between applicable annexes. The format provides the ability to create a document in one OS and transfer to another OS, while it is not designed to work with images and other objects. The user can print text in Word, save it with a .rtf extension, and export it to a recipient using WordPerfect 6.0, regardless of Windows's version. RTF files can be opened in any modern editor capable of formatting text documents. The format allows you to save the selection settings for text fragments, color solutions for the design of symbols, underlined text, and much more.
Technical details The specification of this format applies standards of ANSI, PC-8 symbols display, and some others. It sets control words and symbols that act as a command in the formatting process. If an extended text document is saved, the writer RTF processes it and adapts the word processor's symbols to the Rich Text Format language. During the reading process, the RTF reader formats the defining symbols, transforming the RTF language into the text editor's formatting that the document is to visualize.
Main program WordPad
Developer Microsoft
MIME type

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.
Developer Microsoft
MIME type


❓ 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.
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