We have uploaded some plain text files for students to download locally and then use in a practical ICT assessment task.
Left clicking on the file opens it in an IE window and it views OK.
Right click and save target as downlods the file but adds the following tags at start of the file:
and at the end ...
- Copy and paste from the IE web version is not acceptable for the assessment.
- Editing the tags out is also not OK as it would effectively involve editing the assessment or confuse the students in a timed scenario.
- Changing the file format to Word is not OK as the assessment involves intentionally importing plain text into Word.
Has anyone else come across this? If so any suggested solution to enable saving without the tags? (presumably this may be browser issue, perhaps another MS 'feature', though txt files downloaded outside Moodle seem OK)
TIA, Andy Hawkins