Conversion of RTF format to PDF allows you to store your documents in a universally recognized PDF format and make an exact copy of all data including images and appearance of the original file.

So, how to change RTF to PDF? Firstly, PDF files have the same appearance on all platforms, so RTF to PDF conversion enables you to copy all contents and layout from RTF file to PDF, preventing possible troubles with fonts, styles, etc. Secondly, many people prefer PDF format, because Adobe Acrobat Reader can easily be downloaded whenever it is needed, whereas word-processing software can't be installed that easy. Also you may want to convert RTF format to PDF to prepare your documents for archiving, or to send them via e-mail in change-protected mode.

RTF format was created as a "common" format for interchanging documents between different word-processing applications. This means, that if you know how to change RTF format to PDF, you can use it as a link of a conversion chain: firstly you convert some document to RTF (e.g., using MS Word), then from Word RTF to PDF. RTF files are ASCII files containing special commands indicating formatting information. RTF converter to PDF preserves the original look of the document exactly: all fonts, images and layout appear as in the original document.

PDF files are searchable and indexable: this is also supported by RTF to Adobe PDF converters. If the original document contains a table of contents, it will not only be included into the PDF file with all internal hyperlinks, but also create the corresponding PDF bookmarks.

To sum up, we can list the features of RTF to PDF conversion:

  • Files converted from RTF format to PDF format preserve all text formatting, i.e.: font, color, size, style (bold, italic, underlined), line spacing, alignment, and other options.
  • Page formatting is processed without any changes: documents transferred from Word RTF to PDF preserve all page and section breaks, backgrounds, pagination, etc.
  • Embedded objects are transferred from RTF format to PDF files without any changes: PDF format provides the same support for all vector and bitmapped graphics.
  • RTF to Adobe PDF conversion supports correct and precise reproduction of all links, lists, columns, tables, tabs and other document objects.

A peculiar feature of RTF to PDF conversion is that it is performed absolutely standalone and doesn't require Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader to be processed.

Follow the links to learn how to convert RTF to image, how to convert rtf to txt, or how to convert RTF to PostScript.