Anyways, I have all my lessons saved as .docx files. They are working outlines with bolding, underlining, and the typical outline indenting process. How can I copy and paste them to either a text or web page activities?
So far I have tried saving them as .txt and .rtf but both left the bolding/underlining/indenting out.
Oo makes it easy to copy and paste or just save to HTML
if you wish to stick to msword, you can save as HTML, upload the file from course file menu, then link to the file you uploaded.
problem with converting docs is the need to reconvert when original changes. So, the real key is using a tool that is more useful.... OO will allow transparent production of wiki to epub as well as PDFs, all of which can be hosted inside moodle
real question is what is to be expected of target usage. In other words, if you want the students to print them out and fill them in convert to PDF as that is best way to preserve format. If a lesson, then build a moodle lesson from the content now in msword docs. If you want students to fill in online, do a student wiki template with all your outlines.
Having said all that OpenOffice.org, is very good, very free, available for the Mac and can read docx files (though it might mess up very complex tables)
AND it will all work under *n*x as well!
Seems as though everyone so far is talking about uploading the file... I think your question was about trying to get it into the webpage feature of Moodle. To do this, you will need to change to Html, view the source code, copy and paste that into the window after clicking on the <> which will toggle back and forth to html. The problem with Word is that there are some html commands that may be necessary in Word but will not be necessary in Moodle. When I worked with Office 2003, I was able to easily view the code. I can't find a way to do this in 2007... so you might need to get a WYSIWYG HTML editor and copy and paste the Word page into it and then view the code and copy and paste into Moodle. I have done that when working on fancying up a database page. That will also help you from pulling in any Word html extra lines. There are some free HTML editors out there.. I'm not familiar with what's available for MAC... been many years since I worked on one of those.
I hope that helps...
Though the best advice is still to dump ms office and give some thought to the actual anticipated usages of the resources.
Bryan...thanks for the reminder... I haven't used it in this version before...its the button that looks like a Word doc.