Open RTF File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

Files type: Rich Text Format


The RTF file extension is used to save the documents in the common text files format. This means that the RTF files may be accessed, opened, created and modified using any text application.

Files of this type may include different text formatting types. These include italics, bold type, custom tab settings, different fonts, different font sizes, etc.

It may also support the images saved in the text file.


Detailed information 

Category: Text Files
File format: Open Source
Open with Windows: Nuance OmniPage Professional, Windows WordPad, Any text editor that supports formatted text
Open with Linux: N/A
The RTF format is also used in Windows Help files script.
Most of the time, a system is set so that a Word program opens every time the system encounter RTF files. They can be saved on the computer and may be viewed using any word processor, such as Notepad, Wordpad, Star Office and Microsoft Word.