Short for Rich-Text Format, RTF is a mix between rich text files and plaintext files. Unlike text files, RTF files may offer such formatting features as bold, italic, underline, bullets, different fonts, and text justification. However, it might not allow all the features that may be found in a full word processor.
An example of a RTF editor is Microsoft Windows WordPad. However, any text or word processor program capable of creating documents with any of the above formatting features mentioned above is capable of creating a RTF document (as long as it's not saved as plaintext).
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