export RTF as file?

Dan Shafer revdan at danshafer.com
Thu Jan 20 12:45:19 EST 2005

I suspect all this OS X stuff I'm doing is useless because you seem to 
be more concerned about Wordpad but I thought I'd add this data point.

If I format the text in the field and then save it in an RTF file, Word 
recognizes the styling, it shows up in the raw RTF in BBEdit, but 
Apple's TextEdit, which is the default RTF reader in OS X) ignores the 
styling. The text shows up in the default RTF font but not styled.


On Jan 20, 2005, at 7:59 AM, Chipp Walters wrote:

> Dave,
> I'm using the same version of Wordpad as you. Alex is using a newer 
> version. That's probably the reason why ours doesn't work and his 
> does.
> -Chipp
> Dave Cragg wrote:
>> 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. :-)
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