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Old 08-05-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
saipraveen
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opening .rtf files


Hello Everyone,

Can some one tell me about "How to convert .rtf files so that they can be viewed using a vi or an emacs editor"

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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I don't know any console command that do that directly, but you could open the .rtf with any wordprocessor (OpenOffice, KOffice...), select the text, copy to clipboard and paste in any text editor (Kwrite, vi, pico...). But I expect you already thought about that... 8-|
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:50 PM   #3
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Thank You.

I know that u can open that with ooffice or ooimpress. But i want to know if we could convert .rtf files so that they can be viewed with vi or emacs.

Bye.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 07:01 AM   #4
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I'm not sure to understand what you mean with "convert". Let's do some clearness. Emacs and vi can read all kind of files. But if you open .rtf files you see a lot of other characters mixed with text. These characters are the format information that specifies, for examples, size, font, pictures, etc. You know that Emacs and vi don't format the text but show only the ascii content of the file. If you want to keep only the text and throw away the rest you can do as i said: Open the file with OpenOffice, go to File->Save As, select the file type "Text (.txt)", write the file name and click "OK". If you now open the file you'll se only the text without format characters.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 09:23 AM   #5
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There's a bunch of converters out there, mainly RTF to HTML ones. You could always do it that way, view it with a browser and save it as text.
 
  


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