Solved rich /text vs plain text

November 12, 2007 at 17:35:57
Specs: Windows XP Home, 512 mb

Hi! There,
Please explain in detail the difference between rich text format and plain text!
Thanks in advance!

Matthew P Ebien-Pesa

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November 12, 2007 at 18:07:59
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Plain text is text. It'll look the same in a high-level editor (like MS Word), a basic text editor (like Notepad), or a Hex editor.

Rich Text allows for basic formatting, like bold, italics, and underlines; alignment and color. However, if you looked at a Rich Text document in Notepad, you'd see the raw formatting codes, and while the text is there, it's... well:

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Arial;}{\f1\fnil\fcharset2 Symbol;}}
{\colortbl ;\red255\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;}
{\*\generator Msftedit;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 Normal\par
\b Bold\b0\par
\i Italic\i0\par
\ul Underline\ulnone\par
\pard\qc Center\par

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November 13, 2007 at 10:58:47

Thanks Razor2.3 for your excellent explanation.It was a great help to me!

Matthew P Ebien-Pesa

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November 13, 2007 at 14:46:45

Sounds like a homework question to me.

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November 13, 2007 at 19:11:51

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