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Tools to suit your file conversion and file compression needs

You'll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you'll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

RTF Document Format

RTF Converter

RTF stands for Rich Text Format. The format was developed by Microsoft in the 1980s as a document type that is primarily text based but can also include other elements like images and text formatting options. RTF was the default format for Microsoft’s Windows WordPad software program.

After DOC and DOCX were introduced for Microsoft Word, RTF became less popular as a format. RTF files are typically larger than both DOC and DOCX, and modern word processing formats offer more functionality. Microsoft stopped updates for RTF in 2008. However, many programs can still open RTF files, including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, LibreOffice and Apple TextEdit. Because of this, some users will choose to save their text documents as RTF so that they can edit them in different software programs. You can also use these software programs to open old WordPad RTF files and save them as another format like DOC, DOCX or TXT.

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DOC Document Format

DOC Converter

DOC and DOCX are the most common word processing file formats. DOC was primarily used by Microsoft for its Word program until 2003. Since 2007, Word has used DOCX as standard, although you can still open DOC files and can still save to the older format. DOC and DOCX are used for formatted text documents like reports, letters or resumes. They can include pictures, charts, and graphs, as well as plain or formatted text, and can also contain an editable template.

Word is part of Microsoft Office, which is available as a paid software application or accessed online with a Microsoft 365 subscription. Microsoft Office was designed for the Windows operating system, but you can also install Office apps on other operating systems like Apple’s macOS and Google’s ChromeOS. A basic free ‘Word for the web’ program is also available online for Microsoft account holders. DOC files are easy to share and print, and can be opened by most word processing programs, including LibreOffice, Apple Pages, and Google Docs, as well as by Microsoft Word.

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How to convert a RTF to a DOC file?

  1. 1. Choose the RTF file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select DOC as the the format you want to convert your RTF file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your RTF file.

Convert from RTF

Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert RTF files to a variety of other formats:


Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

One of the easiest ways of converting RTF to DOC is by using an online conversion tool like Zamzar. This is because you don’t need access to Microsoft Office, or to open and resave individual files. You can also convert multiple files at once with Zamzar’s three-step tool. Simply upload one or more RTF files to Zamzar’s secure website, select DOC as the format, and then download the new Word document files.

If you have access to Microsoft Word, and just have one or two RTF files to convert, then you can also open the files with Word and save them as RTF files.

RTF and DOC are different file types for text documents. Rich text format (RTF) was developed as a way of including elements other than text. RTF documents are often larger than DOC files.

RTF documents will usually open in Word, but it’s also easy to convert from RTF to DOC using the three-step tool on Zamzar’s website. Just upload an RTF file to the online tool and click to convert it to Word before downloading the new DOC file.

One of the quickest ways to convert a whole RTF document to text is to use Zamzar or another file conversion tool. Zamzar’s online tool only takes a few clicks and works in real time. Simply upload your RTF file, select a text file format like DOC or DOCX, and then click to convert. You can then download your new file.

Another method is to copy sections of RTF text and then paste it into another program like Notes or Word before saving the new document.

You can open RTF files with Word and then save them as DOC or DOCX format. However, if you’re using a Mac and don’t have access to Microsoft Office apps, you can still convert an RTF file to Word using a free site like Zamzar. Simply upload your RTF file to Zamzar’s secure online tool, click to convert it to DOC or DOCX and then download your new Word file.

RTF files should open in Microsoft Word, but you can also convert them without opening the files or having Microsoft Office on your device. Zamzar’s website is a great free way of converting from RTF to Word. You can also convert multiple files at the same time – just upload your RTF files to Zamzar’s online conversion tool, select DOC or DOCX, and then ‘Convert Now’. Your files will be available to download in just a few clicks.