These control words (described as in the syntax description) change character-formatting properties. A control word preceding plain text turns on the specified attribute. Some control words (indicated in the following table by an asterisk following the description) can be turned off by the control word followed by 0 (zero). For example, \b turns on bold, while \ b0 turns off bold.
The character-formatting control words are listed in the following table:
Reset character-formatting properties to a default value defined by the application. The associated character formatting properties (described in the section "Associated Character Properties") are also reset.
Marks the text as deletion revision marked*
Subscript position in half-points (default is 6)
Subscripts text and shrinks point size according to font information.
Superscript position in half-points (default is 6)
Superscripts text and shrinks point size according to font information.
Foreground color (default is 0)
Background color (default is 0)
The character data following this control word will be treated as a right to left run.
The character data following this control word will be treated as a left to right run. This is the default.
Designates character style; if a character style is specified, style properties must be specified with the character run.
Indicates any characters not belonging to the default document character set and which character set they do belong to. Macintosh character sets are represented by values greater than 255. The values for N correspond to the values for the \fcharset keyword.
Applies a language to a character. N is a number corresponding to a language. A \ plain resets the language property to the language defined by \ deflangN in the document properties.
The following table defines the standard languages used by Microsoft. This table was generated by the Unicode group for use with TrueType and Unicode.
To read negative \ expnd values from Word for the Macintosh, an RTF reader should use only the low-order 6 bits of the value read. Word for the Macintosh does not emit negative values for \ expnd. Instead, it treats values from 57 through 63 as 7 through 1, respectively (the low-order 6 bits of 57 through 63 are the same as 7 through 1).