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       Pod::Simple::RTF -- format Pod as RTF


         perl -MPod::Simple::RTF -e \
          "exit Pod::Simple::RTF->filter(shift)->any_errata_seen" \
          thingy.pod > thingy.rtf


       This class is a formatter that takes Pod and renders it as RTF, good
       for viewing/printing in MSWord, WordPad/write.exe, TextEdit, etc.

       This is a subclass of Pod::Simple and inherits all its methods.


       You can set these attributes on the parser object before you call
       "parse_file" (or a similar method) on it:

       $parser->head1_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
       $parser->head2_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
       $parser->head3_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
       $parser->head4_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
           These methods set the size (in half-points, like 52 for 26-point)
           that these heading levels will appear as.

       $parser->codeblock_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
           This method sets the size (in half-points, like 21 for 10.5-point)
           that codeblocks ("verbatim sections") will appear as.

       $parser->header_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
           This method sets the size (in half-points, like 15 for 7.5-point)
           that the header on each page will appear in.  The header is usually
           just "modulename p. pagenumber".

       $parser->normal_halfpoint_size( halfpoint_integer );
           This method sets the size (in half-points, like 26 for 13-point)
           that normal paragraphic text will appear in.

       $parser->no_proofing_exemptions( true_or_false );
           Set this value to true if you don't want the formatter to try
           putting a hidden code on all Perl symbols (as best as it can notice
           them) that labels them as being not in English, and so not worth

       $parser->doc_lang( microsoft_decimal_language_code )
           This sets the language code to tag this document as being in. By
           default, it is currently the value of the environment variable
           "RTFDEFLANG", or if that's not set, then the value 1033 (for US

           Setting this appropriately is useful if you want to use the RTF to
           spellcheck, and/or if you want it to hyphenate right.

           Here are some notable values:

             1033  US English
             2057  UK English
             3081  Australia English
             4105  Canada English
             1034  Spain Spanish
             2058  Mexico Spanish
             1031  Germany German
             1036  France French
             3084  Canada French
             1035  Finnish
             1044  Norwegian (Bokmal)
             2068  Norwegian (Nynorsk)

       If you are particularly interested in customizing this module's output
       even more, see the source and/or write to me.


       Pod::Simple(3), RTF::Writer(3), RTF::Cookbook(3), RTF::Document(3),


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       This module is managed in an open GitHub repository,
       <>. Feel free to fork and
       contribute, or to clone <git://> and
       send patches!

       Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to


       Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of
       merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


       Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <>.  But don't
       bother him, he's retired.

       Pod::Simple is maintained by:

       o   Allison Randal ""

       o   Hans Dieter Pearcey ""

       o   David E. Wheeler ""

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