What will open RTF files?


Last Updated: 2014-10-10 07:25:20
  1. tjreishus

    tjreishus Well-Known Member

    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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  2. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Well-Known Member

  3. stangri

    stangri Member

  4. Julienne

    Julienne New Member

    MS WORD should be able to open RTF files. Are you sure that the RTF file is not corrupt or broken?
  5. stangri

    stangri Member

    Dude, seriously -- that's your first contribution to this forum? Did you not see this is in the ANDROID applications?

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

    I'd welcome any other suggestions!
  6. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

    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.


    Cheers and good luck
  7. stangri

    stangri Member

    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.
  8. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

  9. stangri

    stangri Member

    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.
  10. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

    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?
  11. stangri

    stangri Member

    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).
  12. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

    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...

    Cheers
  13. stangri

    stangri Member

    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.
  14. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. stangri

    stangri Member

    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.
  16. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

    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...?

    Cheers.
  17. stangri

    stangri Member

    Yeah, but still, would be cool to find something to view/edit RTF files on Android. :)
  18. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

    I will keep an eye open tomorrow when I am more alert and see what I can find.


    Cheers


    :)
  19. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    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.

    Harry
  20. Adrian4408

    Adrian4408 Active Member

    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.

    Any help would be ace!
  21. kiddm60

    kiddm60 New Member

    CoolReader will display .rtf files. I still would like to find one that can edit .rtf files.
  22. Adrian4408

    Adrian4408 Active Member

    Thanks I'll give it try.
  23. undeliverable

    undeliverable New Member

    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.
  24. Adrian4408

    Adrian4408 Active Member

    I'll have to give it a try

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