Short for Rich-Text Format, RTF is a mix between rich text files and plaintext files. Unlike text files, RTF files offer some formatting features like bold, italic, underline, bullets, different fonts, and text justification. However, it does not provide all of the features found in a full word processor.
An example of an RTF editor is Microsoft Windows WordPad. However, any text or word processor program is capable of creating documents with any of the formatting features mentioned above is capable of creating an RTF document.
How to convert a plaintext to a RTF file
- Open the file plaintext file in an RTF editor such as WordPad or Microsoft Word.
- Once open choose the option to Save As and make sure that the Save as type is *.rtf, *.docx, *.odt, or other RTF file format.
- Additional information about files and file extensions can be found on our file extension overview.