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Saving and opening documents as an RTF [closed]

asked 2012-10-24 09:28:32 +0200

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updated 2012-10-24 09:29:44 +0200

I recently wrote a paper for class on my macbook and saved it as an RTF so I could open it on a PC. I forgot to save it as an ODT first and now canʻt open it on a mac or pc. Is there a way to recover the document? My paper is due tomorrow and I canʻt even open it.

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answered 2012-11-04 21:36:13 +0200

ttkos gravatar image

Thank you both, I did use LibreOffice. I created the document on my Macbook and only saved it as an rtf. When I tried to open it later on my Macbook and also on a PC, I couldn't. I tried to open it using LibreOffice, MS Word, text edit, Adobe, and Pages. Nothing worked. I was hoping maybe LibreOffice auto saves files under temporary documents but I couldn't find anything. I ended up re-writing the entire paper :-(

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Hi @ttkos, Sorry to hear that your RTF file was unable to be opened.

If you think that there's a problem in the RTF export of LibreOffice, please file a bug and provide a list of steps that can reproduce your problem. If you can include your RTF file (that doesn't open), that could also help us track down the problem.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-10 04:40:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-10-24 17:45:28 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

I assume you wrote the rtf-file on your Mac using LibO.

Beside opening and RTF file as described above, I don't understand that you can't open an RFT file with Writer.

I just made a test with writer. - Created a new files. - Added test in various formats. - Saved as rtf-file. - Double-click icon. - File opened all formats remained.

I am using 3.5.7 on PC

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answered 2013-12-18 23:02:27 +0200

I have this problem with Mac Pro 8-Core (OS X 10.8) with LibreOffice Writer 4.1. I can save a document in RTF, but when I try to open the file I have just created, LibreOffice tells me it can't open that file. Definitely a bug.

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answered 2012-10-24 12:23:11 +0200

Pedro gravatar image

An RTF is a plain text document with codes. You should be able to open it with a simple text editor. Have you tried opening it with Wordpad under Windows?

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