iCreate TrainingHow to convert .doc or .docxfiles to .rtf Answering your basic HOW TO questions Honoria Balogh, Instructional Designer
Why convert? Sometimes computer programs and files don’t talk to each other. To get around some of the problems with text editor incompatibilities, it is advisable to save your files in RICH TEXT FORMAT or RTF
Step 1: Open your text editor. I will use MS Word 2008 in my example.
Step 2: Open the file you want to convert. (File >> Open)
Step 3: Click on the Office button or File >> Save As Click on the Office button in the top left corner. Then Click Save As
Step 4: You will see this screen. Notice the Save as type dropdown window
Step 5: Click on Save as type dropdown. Select the Rich Text Format (or RTF) file type. Click Save.
You can also save the same document in a number of different formats, such as .txt, .doc, .pdfand so on. Please check with your instructor to find out what his or her file format preferences may be. Step 6: And that’s it. Your document is now in RTF format.