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Rich Text Format or RTF is a type of file that is used by word processors. Graphics are included in the file, but fonts are not; because of this you may need to find the correct fonts before printing out the file. RTF documents can be edited in most word processors.

Opening RTF Documents

Almost any word processor can open RTF documents. These include Apple Pages, Corel WordPerfect, Microsoft Word and

Printing RTF Documents

In order to print out an RTF document, first open it in your word processor, and then click on the File menu. Next, choose the Print option from that menu.


A problem with RTF is that text may flow onto pages where it should not be. For example, the last few lines of a page may end up on the next page, distorting the layout. This is typically caused by missing fonts on your system compared to the computer the file was originally made on.

If you do not have the right fonts, finding them should not be a major problem: if you look at the fonts used in the text, you can probably locate them with a search engine.

Whether or not you have the correct fonts, it is recommended to go through the file systematically, checking every page to see if things appear to be out of place, fixing those, and only then printing out the document.