How to Convert a Word Document to RTF in Node.JS

While Microsoft Word is a widely known and utilized word processing application, it is not universally found across operating systems. Furthermore, the specifications for formatting and style may differ between operating systems like Mac and Windows. In order to easily share editable documents without losing data due to compatibility issues, the following API will allow you to convert your DOCX files to RTF automatically.

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To use this API, run the following command to install the SDK:

npm install cloudmersive-convert-api-client --save

Or, you can add this snippet to your package.json:

"dependencies": {
"cloudmersive-convert-api-client": "^2.4.8"
}

Then, you can call the function:

var CloudmersiveConvertApiClient = require('cloudmersive-convert-api-client');
var defaultClient = CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ApiClient.instance;
// Configure API key authorization: Apikey
var Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];
Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';
var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ConvertDocumentApi();var inputFile = Buffer.from(fs.readFileSync("C:\\temp\\inputfile").buffer); // File | Input file to perform the operation on.var callback = function(error, data, response) {
if (error) {
console.error(error);
} else {
console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);
}
};
apiInstance.convertDocumentDocxToRtf(inputFile, callback);

You can retrieve the API Key for this function at no cost and with no commitment on the Cloudmersive website. This will give you access to 800 monthly calls across our entire API library.

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