I do this all the time. We use M/C questions exclusively. What you need to do is create a macro that cleans up the GIFT file. Great fun recording creative search and replace with wildcards . I think I tested 7 or 8 tiny macros before compiling them into one and I am still tweaking it after all these years
I call the macro "Pretty GIFT".
Another handy macro is one to clean up a GIFT file for reimporting into a question category. My teachers like to use a question ending in a colon and we are still transitioning out of 1.5.3. Thus I change ":::" to "::". While I am at it change "a/an"
to "a-an" and delete any "[html]" .
I actually have another macro which is just like "Pretty GIFT" except this one adds standard comment lines we use in vetting after each question. Usually work with a paper copy of this and then go back and fill it in on the Word doc.
My Pretty GIFT macro produces something like:
//Question 1234 Why did the Moodle cross the road
Why did the Moodle cross the road?
= To say hello to Helen.
~~~~To give Bb a bad time.
~~~~To tell Chris a bad joke.
~~~~To tell Joseph a joke in French.
~~~~To import a PowerPoint at Lesson
//Question 9876 Why was the Moodle orange
and so forth.
Hope this helps Chris