I am on a mac and I use the CS5 programs. Whenever I import an rtf file into InDesign it loses all of the text formatting. It used to work just fine and then suddenly stopped. I have tried looking at the import options but it is already selected to keep the text formatting. Any suggestions? I also tried updating and that didn't help either. Thanks!
While RTF is supposed to be a standard, there are differences in how different applications code Rich Text Format. What editor are you using to generate your RTF. Try using a different editor and re-save the file.
It's actually a file that I get from my client so I don't know what editor he uses.
Try opening in Word or TextEdit or both and see if it makes a difference when you save it.