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Chapter 20. Working with Other Features > Creating an RTF (Text) File

Creating an RTF (Text) File

Mac OS X Version 10.3 includes the TextEdit application for creating basic documents. Although you can use TextEdit to create plain text (TXT) documents, by default it creates rich text format (RTF) documents. Rich text documents can include various text formats and graphics, capabilities that aren’t available for plain text documents. As a bonus, most commercial word processors can open and read rich text format documents, so virtually any other user to whom you email an RTF file will be able to open and use it. While TextEdit offers features too numerous to cover in this section, follow these steps to learn the basics:




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