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Old April 4th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What will open RTF files?

using drop box now but cant read the RTF files that are placed in it. I have open office, but that doesn't work either.

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OffiViewer - Cyrket claims the ability.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OffiViewer - Cyrket claims the ability.
The only problem is that it uploads the RTF document to their server to convert it to PDF.
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MS WORD should be able to open RTF files. Are you sure that the RTF file is not corrupt or broken?
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Take a look on MultiReader
http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/market/apps/app/bse.multireader/MultiReader

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MS WORD should be able to open RTF files. Are you sure that the RTF file is not corrupt or broken?
Dude, seriously -- that's your first contribution to this forum? Did you not see this is in the ANDROID applications?

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thanks, but it doesn't keep much (well, any) of the RTF formatting including line breaks.

I'd welcome any other suggestions!
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Have you tried documentstogo or officesuite pro? They both have free versions that claim to open and read all sorts of stuff. Their blurbs don't mention RTF files but I would be kind of surprised if one or both of them don't handle RTF's pretty well.

Let me know if one of them works. They both have free versions.


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Yep, tried them both, thank you -- neither actually opened the RTF. When I went to open the file they just wouldn't show the RTF-files. I was surprised as well.
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Maybe this review could shed some light...?

Can you convert an RTF in Google Docs then access with this program?

GDocs Android App Review by AndroidTapp.com | Android Tapp. Android App Reviews


Or do you need a cleaner solution?
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Well, maybe I need another solution altogether.

The reason I'm trying to open an rtf-file is that it's sort of my to-do and remember the milk file which is in my dropbox and it's being synced between a few computers and mobile devices. Since dropbox doesn't like the UTF-8 txt file and messes up all non-english characters in there I've started using rtf file as a quick solution since even my ipod touch can open rtf.

Considering my woes with rtf on Android tho, maybe I'll just go back to txt file and figure out how can I make dropbox treat it properly.

I do find it strange that the rtf which is second only to txt in terms of the open standards has no support in Android tho.
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it is a little peculiar to be sure. I would say there are a dozen methods to solve the same problem.
I am trying to remember a couple of Apps that are WAY handy for this exact purpose....

There was one that is live synced with multiple devices (husband and wife have it on their phones and on the PC kind of thing) and when anything is changed it syncs with all devices within a minute or whatever. Nice for grocery lists and such.

There are a few Apps that do things like that. Wouldn't that be cleaner than fiddling with Drop Box at all?
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Well, we're sort of digressing, but that's exactly what Dropbox does and while there's a competitor called box.net (and I'm sure many others), I'm not sure if they all have clients for as many platforms as Dropbox does (Mac, Windows, Android and iOS).
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I think we can digress a bit without getting put in the spanking machine or anything....

I may not be describing the sort of App very cleanly, but Apps that are quite a lot different than Drop Box such as:

Remember The Milk - Android app on AppBrain


You've got shopping - Android app on AppBrain

List Master - Android app on AppBrain

cloudListPro grocery todo list - Android app on AppBrain


To me Drop Box is a bit of a work-around compared to some of these Apps. I particularly like that last one...it is paid but it sounds very nifty.

...and just to keep out of the spanking machine.

I am checking with another forum member regarding his new APP and RTF functionality as we speak...

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Ah, I see what you mean! While I'm sure all these apps are phenomenal -- I'm also sure that for my particular application Dropbox is better -- I need the ability to edit file with a simple text editor and ability to view/edit this file on many platforms.

I might have some addresses in there when I need to mail something from the PO, I have serial numbers for the software I own in there -- that sort of crap which will be useless if put in a specialty program.
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Ah!
I see what you mean...
You know I am fairly sure I have seen something like that around... I read a lot of this stuff but it falls back out of my head whenever I read something else apparently.

Well, this App or some of the ones suggested on the same page might be getting closer to the mark.... Or maybe you are right, Drop Box might be your best bet right now...but I really doubt it.

File Share - Android app on AppBrain

It is funny to me that google/android connection is there but searching the market and actually finding the App one wants is often a bit of a crapshoot. I OFTEN discover the exact sort of App I have spent hours searching for...by accident long after I needed it.
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I stand by my Dropbox tho -- it syncs file automatically however far the synced computers are from each other, where's with File Share I'd have to manually pull it and *only* while I'm on the same network.

BTW, maybe they've changed something since I've stopped using UTF-8 encoded text files, but they seem to be working/syncing just fine now.
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Whoops, so it is.

Sorry about that, when I saw that it was referencing a URL I thought it was live to the Net.

I am fairly certain I saw another App that really nailed this sort of solution but I am weary today.



Sounds like you may be up and running anyway...?

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Yeah, but still, would be cool to find something to view/edit RTF files on Android.
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Yeah, but still, would be cool to find something to view/edit RTF files on Android.
I will keep an eye open tomorrow when I am more alert and see what I can find.


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Maybe a workaround will help to work directly with .txt at Dropbox:

Text editor 'TxtPad Lite' has a setup for open and save text files with encoding not only with UTF-8 but also with Western (Windows-1252) and UTF-16.

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Has anyone been successful? I've been using Offiviewer which was perfect, until the service was taken down at the end of october. I get emailled rtf files from work & need to view them on the go & I've failed to get the company to convince the office that rtf is crap.

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CoolReader will display .rtf files. I still would like to find one that can edit .rtf files.
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Thanks I'll give it try.
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Easiest is to convert the rtf files to txt. It takes a minute for even multiple files. Quick office inherent in Android will open them easily.
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I'll have to give it a try
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If you want to keep the formatting (or most of it), and open the files in Android without any special application, you can change the files to HTML.

On my PC, I open the RTF files in OpenOffice, then save the files in HTML.

I also up the font size a bit. Then I put the HTML files in dropbox, and open the HTML files on the Android.
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Have you tried "CoolReader"?
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i cant believe this thread got hijacked ... Cool Reader was the correct answer!
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Office Suite Pro does the trick for viewing and editing.
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I know this is kind of late but I thought I would go ahead and post it for those who might be looking still, I was having the same problem as you with a file in dropbox. I did not fully read the whole thread so I apologize if I repeat an answer someone already gave but I was just playing around with it and I renamed the file and all I did was change the the .rtf to a .doc and it converted itself perfectly. I also was doing this on my TF101 so I don't know if this could just be a tablet thing or not.
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I just tried it and verified that OfficeSuite Pro can read and edit RTF files just fine. It has built-in integration with Dropbox too.
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I know this is kind of late but I thought I would go ahead and post it for those who might be looking still, I was having the same problem as you with a file in dropbox. I did not fully read the whole thread so I apologize if I repeat an answer someone already gave but I was just playing around with it and I renamed the file and all I did was change the the .rtf to a .doc and it converted itself perfectly. I also was doing this on my TF101 so I don't know if this could just be a tablet thing or not.
I tried converting to .doc, .html and a couple other things. Nothing worked.
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I came across this forum thru a search for an app to read rtf files on my android phone. I was shocked to see that this question was asked a year & a half ago & here I am w/ the same problem. What's up, Google?
Anyway, in case anyone else stumbles across this forum w/ the same question, I thought I'd post that I FOUND AN APP TO READ RTF FILES. Like someone mentioned above, so often w/ Google Play this happens by accident.
There were a lot of suggestions above. Some were too specific & not a solution for the original problem: the need to view & EDIT rtf files. So that eliminates readers such as CoolReader or Multireader. I never found an app called File Share in Google Play.
The other problem for me personally is I like free apps. So that eliminated Documento, Multireader, and DEFINITELY OfficeSuite Pro, which is $15! At $15, you better be writing my docs as well. But that's just me.
So, while browsing, I came across OfficeSuite Viewer 6. It's free, and I viewed my files beautifully. I haven't tried to do anything else yet, so I can only say that. This is a true and FREE solution. Yay! (I only wonder why that was so hard to find!)
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I sent my. rtf file to my Google drive. It opened it and let me edit and then saved in .pdf format. I'm okay with pdf since i can edit them no problem.
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I came across OfficeSuite Viewer 6. It's free, and I viewed my files beautifully. I haven't tried to do anything else yet, so I can only say that. This is a true and FREE solution. Yay! (I only wonder why that was so hard to find!)
Because it is only a very limited solution: OfficeSuite Viewer 6 doesn't allow editing, saving, or save as... of .rtf files.
 
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I sent my. rtf file to my Google drive. It opened it and let me edit and then saved in .pdf format. I'm okay with pdf since i can edit them no problem.
^Seems like a nice free solution to me. I so just downloaded a RTF file and just opened it in edit mode in OfficeSuite Pro.

2 options there, I'm sure there are plenty more options too.

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After downloading the free OfficeSuite app, I am now able to read and RTF download file. I could not make this work with any other app I tried, but OfficeSuite works beautifully.
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You can try Documento - office viewer . you can view RTF with him & also open file from Dropbox.
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