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Tool to convert .rtf to .tif

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Anyone know of tools to convert file from .rtf (rich text file) to .tif (tiff) format ?

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There is a two-step solution:

- Convert the RTF to PostScript. (Under Windows, get the Adobe PostScript printer driver, connect it to FILE:, then you can 'print' the RTF from WordPad)

- Use GhostScript's TIFF driver to convert PostScript to TIFF.

If you want to implement this in your own programs, there is a free library for creating TIFFs, and you can download the RTF specifications from Microsoft.
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Hi Fremsley,

As I'm not technically inclined, can you please be more specific.

How can I get the Adobe Postcript printer driver ?

and the last portion on free library for creating TIFFs and download the RTF specs from Microsoft ?

Please enlightened me further.

Thanks.
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Hi n_chai

You can download the Adobe PostScript printer driver from:

  http://www.adobe.com/

You will also need a printer description file (ppd), one called default.ppd is usually included with the driver.

At set-up you should connect the new 'printer' to FILE: not to LPT1: or the like, so whenever you print to that 'printer' a file selection dialog will be displayed.

The output file is in PostScript format, which many printers and applications understand.

Ghostscript is an implementation of a PostScript interpreter that is usually used under Unix to print on non-PostsScript printers (the lingua franca under Unix), but it can also produce pdf and various bitmap-formats.

Under Windows I recommend GSView (check e.g. tucows.com) -- an easy to use frontend for Ghostscript.

> and the last portion on free library
> for creating TIFFs and download the
> RTF specs from Microsoft ?

Since you asked your question in the C++ forum, i suggested you might want to code that tool yourself :-)

regards
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