The Rich Text Format (RTF) is a proprietary document file format developed by Microsoft that is widely supported across various word processing software, providing a means to exchange formatted text and documents between applications while maintaining text formatting and images. RTF is particularly valuable in help documentation creation because of its compatibility with numerous platforms and its ability to preserve formatting, such as bold and italic text, fonts, and text colors, ensuring the consistent presentation of text across different viewing environments.
Even though the Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF) could be considered as a legacy document format, it is supported by enough software and operating systems to be considered as highly portable and a great choice for cross-platform document exchange. Thanks to the HelpNDoc help authoring tool, you can produce your documentation projects not only as Microsoft Word DocX documents, but also as fully valid RTF documents, giving you a great choice of document format generation options. Let's see how easy it is to produce RTF documents using HelpNDoc.