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TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 26, 2006 01:12PM
Awhile back, I discovered that by copying and pasting a website page into TextEdit, it copies every single hot link and image as well. Pretty amazing.

I'm now trying to send the resulting TextEdit .rtfd file to a Windows person, but it's not readable by him.

Is there a way to do this, or is there another program other than TextEdit that will allow this to be cross-platform?



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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: Donkey Hotay
Date: January 26, 2006 01:18PM
Appleworks should be able to read the .rtf file
and output a .doc (MS Word) file. I think it is
using some 3rd party conversion tool to do it (DataViz?).

Worth a try...



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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 26, 2006 05:02PM
try renaming the ext. as .rtf and see if that carries over.
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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: hwystar
Date: January 26, 2006 06:52PM
Try pasting it into Word and saving it with an .rtf file extension.

Use Save As, and in the Save As dialog sheet set the Format combo dropdown to "Rich Text Format" and be sure the "Append file extension" check box is checked.

(Edit) Addendum: I tried this in Word and it worked fine, I tried it in Open Office, and it did not seem to work, at least on my first try. When I re-opened the test document the links were not clickable.

HTH
hwystar



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/26/2006 07:07PM by hwystar.
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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 27, 2006 08:21AM
hwystar Wrote:
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> Try pasting it into Word and saving it with an
> .rtf file extension.


Highlighting all on a net page, then copying, then pasting into blank Word 2004 (Page Layout view), doesn't end up looking much like the original page. When I do the same into TextEdit, it looks almost identical.




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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 27, 2006 09:26AM
tuqqer Wrote:
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> Is there a way to do this, or is there another
> program other than TextEdit that will allow this
> to be cross-platform?

PDF is cross-platform and supports links and images as you describe. But the trick will be finding a convenient PDF-creating tool that takes advantage of both of these features. The images will be fine, but the Print to PDF feature of Mac OS X won't preserve the clickability of the links (not in Panther, you could check Tiger).

Other options to try.
Adobe Acrobat can add hyperlinks links.
Adobe InDesign can do hyperlinks.

I just tested copying and pasting a Safari web page into a text region in InDesign. It preserved the hyperlinks and they stayed working when I exported to PDF. There is a specific checkbox for "Include Hyperlinks" in the Export dialog for PDF. The main trick would be in finding a convenient way to import the whole page conveniently.



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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: January 27, 2006 11:49AM
Sheesh.

TextEdit. Save As...Word
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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 27, 2006 12:57PM
Sheesh, no kidding.

When I go to "Save As..." in TextEdit, the only options I'm seeing are:

That's on TextEdit v1.4 (220).





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Re: TextEdit rtfd files: can I make them readable for Windows?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: January 27, 2006 02:34PM
Sorry, tuqqer. Tiger version.

As another poster said, save it as PDF via the Print dialog.
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