I have a client who is receiving files in .rtf format. I need to extract the plain text from the file (without any formatting information.) I found a VERY old (20+ years?) specification of .rtf syntax (Rev 1.5) and tried to use its basic formatting rules to filter out formatting and graphic information, but apparently newer features don't conform to the original syntax.
Does anyone have experience pulling text from .rtf files? Just a reasonably recent specification of the .rtf format would probably be enough. Or, if a utility already exists to do what I want, that would be great, too. My client is running PxPlus under Linux.
- Ned Lee
QA Solutions Division