On a Mac:
- Launch TextEdit from within the /Applications/ directory and open a new blank document.
- Paste the rich text you want converted to plain text into the blank document.
- Pull down the “Format” menu and choose “Make Plain Text”, or just hit Command+Shift+T.
- Open Notepad in Windows.
Notepad should save plain text files by default. WordPad in Windows.
- 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.