export RTF as file?

Dave Cragg dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Thu Jan 20 07:45:46 EST 2005

On 20 Jan 2005, at 11:49, Alex Tweedly wrote:

> Dave Cragg wrote:
> <snip>
>> I get the same result as you in Wordpad. (And the same if saved as 
>> "untitled.rtf".)
>> It opens fine in Open Office, and Notepad displays the full rtf stuff 
>> (as expected).
>> This doesn't square with Alex's report. Alex, do you have Word 
>> installed? Like Chipp, I don't. Does a Word installation add 
>> resources that are used by WordPad?
> No, I don't have Word installed (heaven forfend !).
> The Wordpad version I have is
>  5.1 build 2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158: Service Pack 2
> in case that might be the difference.

Running on XP SP1.
WordPad version here is 5.1 build 2600.xpsp2.040919-1003: Service pack 1
I wonder what that means. :-)

> Just to be sure I've said it right :
> Run the script as in Chipp's original email
> Wordpad shows "hello world" - no formatting or anything, just plain 
> looking text
> OO 1.1 shows the same
> Pure text editors (emacs, notepad, etc. ....) show
> {\rtf\ansi
> hello world
> \par }
Same here, *except* nothing shows when opened in WordPad. The WordPad 
wndow sets its title to the name of the file, but no contents show.


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