Files with rtf extension can commonly be found as text files saved in Rich Text Format. Supported by most text editors.

There is one other file type using
the RTF file extension!

rtf file icon.rtf - ZKSofware FingerPrint Attendance System SKD file

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RTF file extension - Rich Text Format document

What is rtf file? How to open rtf files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

Text file type icon Text file type

rtf file icon: rtf filetype icon

The rtf file extension is used for documents written in Rich Text Format, a text format with some very basic formatting preserved.

RTF format stores data in plain ASCII text file with additional formatting commands somewhat similar to HTML files. It allows exchange of text files between different word processors or different operating systems.

MIME: application/msword
MIME: application/rtf
MIME: application/x-rtf
MIME: text/richtext
MIME: text/rtf

The default software associated to rtf file type:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word is word processor that started with Word for MS-DOS in 1983. Currently Word is a core application of Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easy create high quality documents.

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Help how to open RTF files:

Most word processors are able to read and write .rtf documents.

How to convert file with extension RTF:

You can easily save RTF documents to other format using almost any word processing tool.

Find conversions from rtf file:

rtf to doc

rtf to docx

rtf to eml

rtf to epub

rtf to mobi

rtf to pages

rtf to pdf

Find converter to rtf file type:

docx to rtf

oxps to rtf

pages to rtf

pmd to rtf

shs to rtf

spd to rtf

wps to rtf

File identification strings:

HEX code: 7B 5C 72 74 66
ASCII code: {\rtf

List of software applications associated to the .rtf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open rtf file, edit rtf file, convert rtf file, view rtf file, play rtf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the rtf files.

  • Open rtf file
  • Save rtf file
  • Edit rtf file
  • View rtf file
  • Convert rtf file
  • Create rtf file
  • Import rtf file
  • Export rtf file
  • Print rtf file
  • Others rtf file

Software that open rtf file - Rich Text Format document

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Windows Mobile/CE:


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