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Old 07-13-2018, 11:05 PM   #1
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RTF files do NOT convert

I always get an error message for RTF files. No idea why. Using latest version.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:02 AM   #2
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The latest version of what? What error message? How do you convert them and why?
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:54 PM   #3
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If you are using Calibre, you should have no problem converting a RTF to Mobi or AZW3.

I have tons of Fan Fiction saved as RTFs that I have dropped into Calibre and have converted over to epubs and transferred over to my readers.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:39 PM   #4
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If you are using Calibre, you should have no problem converting a RTF to Mobi or AZW3.

I have tons of Fan Fiction saved as RTFs that I have dropped into Calibre and have converted over to epubs and transferred over to my readers.
Or there is the Fanfic olugin that downloads the file and converts it to an epub automatically.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:13 PM   #5
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We could guess all day long but if the OP doesn't come back and fill in the blanks, it won't matter much!
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:37 PM   #6
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We could guess all day long but if the OP doesn't come back and fill in the blanks, it won't matter much!
But this is so much more fun when facts aren't interfering with our speculation.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:49 PM   #7
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Why bother converting RTF? All readers read it, right?
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:50 PM   #8
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Why bother converting RTF? All readers read it, right?
Wrong.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:11 PM   #9
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Why bother converting RTF?
RTF is a very complex, recursive format, with a very rich formatting and long compatibility history. Almost no reader supports it adequately.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:08 PM   #10
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What does RTF stand for anyway? Now don't go and say something dumb like "Rich Text Format", It's gotta be better than that!
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:17 PM   #11
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RTF, when referring to a file format, stands for ... "Rich Text Format".

I can make up something else if you want though...

Really Tired File
Rarely Tried Fix
...
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:10 AM   #12
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RTF, when referring to a file format, stands for ... "Rich Text Format".

I can make up something else if you want though...

Really Tired File
Rarely Tried Fix
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We think along the same lines, I was thinking of "Rarely Tried Format".

BTW, if you find thinking like me disturbing, consider what it's like being me!
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:01 PM   #13
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RTF is a very complex, recursive format, with a very rich formatting and long compatibility history. Almost no reader supports it adequately.
That sucks, I think all of mine have.

I can't think of a time I needed to convert RTF. In fact, I usually prefer it.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:11 PM   #14
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To put an rtf document onto my kindle, I just convert it to plain text (txt). This doesn't even require Calibre.
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To put an rtf document onto my kindle, I just convert it to plain text (txt). This doesn't even require Calibre.
--and in the process, lose all that Richly Formatted Text. I'm pretty good at mentally "putting" italicized emphasis where it belongs in the dialogue, but I much prefer to have the author's suggestions as a baseline.
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