How to Convert RTF to ePub for Free?
What is .rtf file? Why convert RTF to ePub?
RTF is short for Rich Text Format. It is a proprietary document file type published by Microsoft Corporation in 1987. Most word processors have the ability to read and write RTF type, including Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, etc. However, popular eBook readers like iPad, Nook, Nexus 7, Sony Reader, Kobo, etc., can not accept RTF directly.
To read RTF eBooks on a digital device, you will have to convert it to other formats. In most cases, choosing ePub as the output format is the best choice. ePub stands for electronic publication and it is the accepted standard format for digital book publishing, so almost all devices favor it. Here are alternative methods of how to convert an RTF file to ePub.
Method1: Online RTF to ePub Converters
The biggest advantage of online converters is that you don't need to install anything to computer. Here I list 2 sites where you can convert RTF to ePub online.
2epub.com - Just as the site name indicates, 2epub.com is able to create ePub from files of doc, docx, epub, fb2, html, lit, lrf, mobi, odt, pdb, pdf, prc, rtf, txt. You can select up to 5 files at one time and the max file size is 25MB.
convertfiles.com - On this site, you can convert eBooks, videos, audios, documents, drawings, presentations, etc. Only one file can be converted at one time. No batch conversion supported. It's capable of processing files up to 250 MB.
Method2: Convert RTF to ePub with Calibre
Whether you have learned it or not, Calibre is the most well-known eBook converter around the world. The most 2 attractive features are: Totally FREE, Supporting multiple eBook formats. Calibre is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. So you can freely convert RTF to ePub on Mac, or Windows platform.
Although Calibre works for converting RTF files to ePub, it doesn't care about pictures, font size, page breaks, and so on. In method 3, a commercial software is recommended.
Method3: Commercial Document Converter
AVS Document Converter is professional convert documents between DOC, PDF, DOCX, RTF, TXT, HTML, TIFF, JPEG, etc. This stand-alone program doesn't require additional software. It can convert various document formats, eBook formats, as well as protect documents, zip your files, adjust documents for web publishing.
The key formats supported are:
Read: PDF, HTML, HTM, MHT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, ODT, PPT, PPTX, TXT, TIFF, TIF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, DjVu, XPS
Write: PDF, HTML, MHT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, ODT, TXT, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2
The disappointing point is that it can't support Mac OS X. If you are using Windows, it is a great choice to convert RTF to ePub.
Another Method: Convert RTF to Word, then Word to ePub
iPubsoft has a professional tool which can create ePub files with perfect quality and super fast speed. The simple and clean interface is rather easy to handle. The supported input formats are DOC, DOCX, PDF, MOBI, TXT, HTML. Although RTF is not included, you can save RTF files as Word documents firstly, and then use iPubsoft ePub Creator to convert Word to ePub. Both Windows and Mac versions are supported.