HEREFile Extension .RTF Information


File Type Rich Text Format File IconRich Text Format File
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

An RTF file is a text file saved in the rich text format. Unlike plain text files, rich text files support text formatting, including bold text, italics, and underlining. They also support different fonts and font sizes.

RTF is a standard text file format that can be opened by most word processing programs. Therefore, it is a common export option that can be used for transferring formatted files between different programs.

Open With

IconMicrosoft WordPad

IconMicrosoft Word for Windows

IconCorel WordPerfect


IconApple TextEdit

IconApple Pages

IconMicrosoft Word for Mac


IconAbiSource AbiWord

IconLes Hardy RTF Editor

Updated June 11, 2009