Jump to content


File Information

  • Submitted: Nov 27 2013 08:53 PM
  • Last Updated: Nov 27 2013 10:26 PM
  • File Size: 170.65KB
  • Views: 3692
  • Downloads: 487
  • Rules Version: HERO System 6th Edition
  • Output Format: RTF (Rich Text Format)

Download Hero Compact (RTF) v1.7

* * * * * 2 Votes
HERO System 6th Edition

The layout is a clean two column format with indenting and bolding for clarity. The Hero System logo is in the document, and nearly all character tags/information are included. Redundant information is avoided (e.g. STUN is listed only once).

Sections are by column. Usually you can condense a character to 2 pages just by rearranging sections.

The RTF in this format is only supported by MS Word, which is supported with the MS Word Viewer (http://www.microsoft...tails.aspx?id=4).

Other Notes
  • All skill levels put along side Combat Skill Levels
  • Encumbrance is only displayed if you have equipment
  • Equipment lists in a more "equipment like" format
  • Secondary STR produces Secondary ENC Table
  • If you have an image file the file size will be bloated if you just preview the character. Use Export to File to ensure the smallest file size possible.
  • Image should fit under background and must be a JPEG
Please feel free to send me comments or corrections.

Written by Shane Harsch (shane@tekhed.com)

What's New in Version v1.7 (See full changelog)

  • 30NOV2011 last update



Excellent, clean, versatile format; thank you!

My only comment is, the Advantages and Limitations in the Powers only list (+) or (-). I suppose this is because this is a "Compact" export, but it is still quite maddening not not have. The Export format itself is handy, however, so Im giving it 4 stars.

Narf the Mouse
Apr 28 2014 07:23 PM

The only downside I can find to this otherwise-excellent format is the reliance on a proprietary version of Word.

Oct 04 2015 06:00 PM

Hey guys, I'm putting up a new format. Narf - I've worked really hard to make it work in  LibreOffice. The problem is that while there is an RTF standard, nobody uses the same version (1.0 - 1.9) and, on top of that, they don't use all of the features of whatever version they support. It was a big surprise to me that LO/OO has poor RTF support, and Apple (default viewer) is even worse. Sadly, in order to have the fancy features, MS is the most full featured. 


Thanks for the solid reviews. 

Feb 25 2017 10:42 PM

I've downloaded this and tried opening it with Word as well as Word Viewer and it's not showing as an rtf file but an .hde extension, which just shows me a bunch of code. Help?

Other files you may be interested in ..

  • 407 Total Files
  • 11 Total Categories
  • 66 Total Authors
  • 54,880 Total Downloads
  • Encyclopedia Tuala 1.0 Latest File
  • Lord Liaden Latest Submitter

0 user(s) are online (in the past 15 minutes)

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users