Microsoft Word File Import (Atto)

Atto ::: atto_wordimport
Maintained by Eoin Campbell
Import entire Microsoft Word 2010 (.docx) files, including tables, embedded images and Microsoft Equation Editor equations, cleanly. Also imports LibreOffice and Google Docs files saved to .docx format.

Microsoft Word File Import (Atto) 1.3.6 (Build 2017111201)

Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Released: Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:29 AM
Release notes

Date          Version  Comment
2017/11/12    1.3.6    Treat formatted lists as Bullet Lists, remove default line-height property
2017/09/11    1.3.5    Disable Word Import button if the editor field does not support filearea
2017/08/25    1.3.4    Don't raise the memory limit for XSLT any more
2017/08/14    1.3.3    Handle list item duplication bug inside adjacent table cells
2017/08/07    1.3.2    Handle Bootstrap Alert components
2017/04/23    1.3.1    Use Bootstrap panel class for textboxes, use canonical tempdir reference
2017/02/12    1.3.0    Handle textboxes (convert from Word tables) and quotations
2017/01/05    1.2.1    Fix error when handling empty table cells
2016/12/13    1.2.0    Improve formatting of tables and figures, support RTL languages better
2016/01/20    1.1.2    Clean up spans to omit default text colour, remove underline from links.
2015/12/08    1.1.1    Fix code to pass codechecker, use POST instead of GET to upload Word file
2015/12/08    1.1.0    Fix error importing some files, clean code to pass codechecker, upgrade maturity to stable
2015/10/15    1.0.0    Make uninstall process safer, mark first officially approved release on Moodle plugins directory
2015/10/14    0.9.5    Use Moodle exception class to flag errors, parameterize heading style to element map
2015/10/12    0.9.4    Correct context ID handling to work on all platforms, improve error handling
2015/09/28    0.9.3    Implement drag and drop support
2015/09/25    0.9.2    Insert content whereever the cursor is, not at the end of the text area
2015/09/24    0.9.1    Automate installation process so that icon is added to files group in editor
2015/09/24    0.9.0    Add support for importing equations
2015/09/21    0.0.9    Fix security issues when deleting imported Word file, other code cleanup
2015/09/17    0.0.8    Ensure image names are always unique when importing multiple times
2015/09/16    0.0.7    Clean up code to comply with Moodle guidelines and implement reviewer comments, import images

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
1.3.6 (Build 2017111201)
Can be updated from
1.2.1 (Build 2017010502), 1.3.0 (Build 20170212), 1.3.1 (Build 2017042301), 1.3.2 (Build 2017080701), 1.3.3 (Build 2017081401), 1.3.4 (Build 2017082501), 1.3.5 (Build 2017091101)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.2
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3

Version control information

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VCS repository URL
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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Atto

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myeditorplugin") in the "lib/editor/atto/plugins" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish installation of the plugin.

To make the newly installed plugin available, you need to edit the Atto toolbar configuration so that the new plugin appears in the toolbar.

  1. Go to your Site administration ►Plugins ► Text editors ► Atto HTML editor ► Atto toolbar settings
  2. Add the new plugin to the desired position in the toolbar.