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Atto - paste from Word

 
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Atto - paste from Word
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Hi folks, hopefully I'm just missing something but is there a "Paste from Word" setting or a plugin for Atto yet? My "powers of search" seem to be coming up short!

 
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Re: Atto - paste from Word
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Atto always does some cleaning - there is no special function for it.

See: lib/editor/atto/yui/src/editor/js/clean.js
 
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Re: Atto - paste from Word
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Thanks for the pointer Damyon, much appreciated, will have a look later this avro smile

 
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FYI, the filtering is a bit over-enthusiastic - see MDL-46746.

 
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We've had a report that it isn't overly effective in some cases - it worked OK for me in some simple Word doc tests when we first upgraded to 2.9, I'm waiting for a copy of the document it didn't do so well on to see how it compares (I expect ones with more fancy formatting won't get such good treatment).

Where is this report of it being a dedicated button with better stripping coming late this year? I can't find it via google.

 
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Yeah, we are having this issue as well when people try to paste in from Word more complicated formatting that includes numbering and the like.  The spacing ends up being weird and text wraps at the wrong place.  Will there be improvements to the Atto text editor in Moodle 3.0?

 
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Just had a report of issues with this when dealing with advanced formatting as well (footnotes, blockquotes, etc). Switched the student back to the TinyMCE Editor.

 
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I've had some luck with this plugin: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/atto_pastespecial

Without it, pasting things into Atto seems disastrous.

 
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Just wondering . . .
Re: Atto - paste from Word
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Also check out this: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=322607

https://moodle.org/plugins/view/atto_wordimport

If someone trys out https://moodle.org/plugins/view/atto_wordimport, then how about submitting a review?

@Stephen, how about you doing a review here: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/atto_pastespecial

-Derek

 
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