Rich Text to Plain Text Converter

On a Mac:

  1. Launch TextEdit from within the /Applications/ directory and open a new blank document.
  2. Paste the rich text you want converted to plain text into the blank document.
  3. Pull down the “Format” menu and choose “Make Plain Text”, or just hit Command+Shift+T.

On Windows:

  1. Open Notepad in Windows.
    Notepad should save plain text files by default. WordPad in Windows. 
  2. Use File → Save As… and select the option that allows you to save the file as a Text Document — rather than Rich Text Format (RTF), which is the default.

Online RTF to TXT Converter
Paste your text into the box and convert it to Rich Text and Plain Text.