Topic: RTF converter macro (1 of 3), Read 330 times
Conf: VEDIT Macro Library
From: Ted Green
Date: Friday, January 08, 1999 06:03 AM

You may want to check out W. Hennings page
"Converters from PC Textprocessors to LaTeX" (and vice versa) at:

It has a list of RTF -> LaTex converters, some of them with documentation.



Topic: RTF converter macro (2 of 3), Read 347 times
Conf: VEDIT Macro Library
From: Deleted User
Date: Friday, January 08, 1999 05:52 PM

Thanks (Danke sehr) for the URL. I'm downloading some of the files for later looks like there's a lot of good information there. ...hj


Topic: RTF converter macro (3 of 3), Read 272 times
Conf: VEDIT Macro Library
From: Deleted User
Date: Sunday, May 16, 1999 10:19 PM

If anyone is still interested, here is where to get the actual specification from Microsoft. This is a paste from a Knowledge Base article.

WD: Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification 1.5 Appnote (GC0165)
Last reviewed: October 15, 1998
Article ID: Q86999


The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Word 97, for Windows
Microsoft Word for Windows 95, version 7.0
Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
Microsoft Word for Windows NT, version 6.0
Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1a, 6.0
Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0

Microsoft has an Application Note available "Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification and Sample RTF Reader" (GC0165) that contains the following:

Version 1.5 of the Microsoft Rich Text Format Specification
Addendum for the Japanese version of Word 6.0
Addendum describing how to create an RTF reader application
Source code for a sample RTF reader

The Rich Text Format (RTF) standard is a method of encoding formatted text and graphics for easy transfer between MS-DOS, Windows, Windows 95, OS/2, and Apple Macintosh applications.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Software Library:

~ GC0165.exe (size: 212192 bytes)
This 229 KB file contains the RTF Specification and source
code files (Rtfdecl.h, Rtftype.h, Rtfreadr.c, Makefile) for
a sample RTF reader.

For more information about downloading files from the Microsoft Software Library, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

TITLE : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

The RTF standard provides a format for text and graphics interchange that can be used with different output devices, operating environments, and operating systems. RTF uses the ANSI, PC-8, Macintosh, or IBM PC character set to control the representation and formatting of a document, both on the screen and in print. With the RTF standard, you can transfer documents created under different operating systems and with different software.

Version 1.5 of the RTF Specification contains all RTF controls introduced by Microsoft applications through the release of Word 97.