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File Formats

Bean natively reads and writes these file formats:

• .rtf format (rich text)

• .rtfd format (rich text with graphics)

• .bean format (identical to .rtfd)

• .txt and plain text (Unicode and legacy)

• .webarchive format (Apple's web archive format)

Bean transparently imports and exports these formats:

• .doc format (MS Word '97, minus images, margins, and page size)...see note below

• .docx format (Word 2007, minus images and some formatting)...see note below

• .odt format (OpenDocument, minus images, margins, and page size)

Bean can export all of the above formats to these formats:

• .html (web page format)

• .pdf

• .doc compatible (with images intact)

Technical Notes

Bean should not be considered a replacement for Word, or any other word processor designed for complex documents involving, for example, citations or complex page layout. Having said that, formatted text is imported and exported quite well by Bean. Bean cannot import images from .doc or .docx documents, but can save images in .doc files.