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Microsoft KB Archive/924944

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Information about the Rich Text Format (RTF) version specifications for various versions of Word

Article ID: 924944

Article Last Modified on 2/21/2007


  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition


This article contains information about the Rich Text Format (RTF) version specifications for various versions of Microsoft Word.


The following table outlines the RTF version specifications for Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft Word 97, Microsoft Word 95, and Microsoft Word 6.0.

RTF version Word version
1.9 Word 2007/Word 12
1.8 Word 2003/Word 11
1.7 Word 2002/Word 10
1.6 Word 2000/Word 9
1.5 Word 97/Word 8
1.4 Word 95/Word 7
1.3 Word 6


For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

922681 Description of the changes to the Rich Text Format (RTF) specification, version 1.8 for Word

86999 Rich Text Format (RTF) specification 1.7

269575 Rich Text Format (RTF) specification version 1.7 available

96119 History of WinWord file converters categorized by release

171684 Differences between RTF and binary export converter

194487 Difference between RTF and RFT file formats

198517 Differences between RTF and RFT file formats

Additional query words: WD2007 WD2003 WD2002 WD2000 WD97 WD95 WD6

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