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Name Rich Text Format
Version 0
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/rtf
PUID:  fmt/969
Family Rich Text Format
Classification Word Processor
Description Rich Text Format (RTF) is a format developed by Microsoft to encode formatted text and graphics for use within applications or for data and formatting transfer between applications. It is closely associated with Microsoft Word, and new versions are developed with each release of Word. RTF files are encoded in plain text, typically ASCII, and consists of a series of control words, control symbols and groups. An RTF file comprises a Header section, containing various header tables, followed by a Document section, containing the document content and formatting. RTF0 may predate version 1.0 of the RTF specification which is known to date from at least 1992. Please contact the PRONOM team if you are aware of or have access to a formal specification for RTF0.
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by Microsoft Corporation
Source National Library of New Zealand / National Library of New Zealand
Source date 21 Sep 2016
Source description  
Last updated 21 Sep 2016
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