The latest version of the Rich Text Format (RTF)
Specification (version 1.7) is available for viewing on the Microsoft Developer
Network Web site.
The Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification provides a
format for text and graphics interchange that can be used with different output
devices, operating environments, and operating systems. RTF uses the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI), PC-8, Macintosh, or IBM PC character set
to control the representation and formatting of a document, both on the screen
and in print. With the RTF Specification, documents created under different
operating systems and with different software applications can be transferred
between those operating systems and applications.
The Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification is a method of
encoding formatted text and graphics for easy transfer between applications.
Currently, users depend on special translation software to move word-processing
documents between different MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Macintosh, and
Power Macintosh applications.
To view the Rich Text Format (RTF)
Specification, version 1.7, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
RTF Version 1.7 includes all new control words introduced by
Microsoft Word for Windows 95 version 7.0, Word 97 for Windows, Word 98 for the
Macintosh, and Word 2000 for Windows, as well as other Microsoft products.