Revisable-Form Text

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Revisable-Form Text (abbreviated RFT or RFT-DCA) is part of IBM's Document Content Architecture (DCA). It is sometimes referred to as Revisable Format Text. It was used by IBM DisplayWrite 4 and 5 word processors on System/360 and 370 mainframe computers, and OfficeVision/400 to allow transfer of formatted documents to other systems.[1]

RFT has a counterpart Final-Form Text (abbreviated FFT or FFT-DCA), which was not intended to be editable and was output-only.

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  • Williams; et al. (1996). Method and Apparatus for Multistage Document Format Transformation in a Data Processing System (PDF). United States patent number 5,513,323