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Microsoft KB Archive/35595

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RFT and RTF Format Descriptions PSS ID Number: Q35595 Article last modified on 08-08-1993 PSS database name: APpsConV

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c - Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.0 and 3.1



RFT stands for revisable form text, a format developed by IBM for transfer of documents between its word processing system and other word processing systems. RFT is the text formatting portion of the DCA (document content architecture) format developed by IBM.


RTF stands for rich text format, a format developed by Microsoft. RTF text is a form of encoding word processing documents in plain ASCII codes to allow easy transmission between programs that use the format. The format encodes text, formats, and graphics.

To receive the specification for RTF (rich text format), contact Microsoft Product Support Services at (206) 454-2030 from 6 AM to 6 PM Pacific time.

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Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.