What is RTF?
Rich Text Format, a
system independent text format developed by Microsoft. It contains a
maximum possible intersection of text format instructions. Using thi
format, you can basically change documents between different text
proceeding programs and keep the formatting of the text from one
application to another identically.
All theory, dear friend, is gray ...
Of course you know like we know, that it is a long way from
concept to reality. During the development of RTF-ImEx we have met the
craziest RTF formats. Each application implements this exactly defined
format a little bit different. Some take
all you can eat and
spit it out the same way – other apps don't even
understand their own
blunder. Please don't expect miracles from
RTF-ImEx. It does a tough job when you transfer foreign, pre-formatted
text documents into Calamus, but it cannot proceed
stuff like other applications which expect valid RTF.
RTF-ImEx interprets the loaded RTF text and converts it into Calamus text as much as possible where almost all RTF text attributes, styles and formattings are kept and therefore don't have to be reformatted in Calamus after import.