Import MS Word files directly by using Atto Word import plugin

October 20th, 2015

Another new plugin released in the Moodle plugins database is the Word Import plugin for Atto text editor which allows you to directly import all Microsoft Word files into your Moodle course including tables, embedded images and Microsoft Equation Editor equations, cleanly.

By using the Atto Word Import plugin you can import the entire contents of a Word 2010 (or later) file as clean HTML, retaining formatting such as headings, lists, bold and italic. The heading styles in Word such as “Heading 1” are mapped to corresponding tags in HTML such as h3, h4 (the “Heading 1” style is mapped to h3, etc.).

Atto Word Import plugin for MoodleThis plugin is derived from work on a question import format (Word table format) that supports importing Word files to populate multiple entire questions, including all the text fields associated with them.

You can download the latest version of the Word Import plugin from the Moodle Plugins database through this link –

The plugin is developed by Eoin Campbell and is available for Moodle 2.7 onwards.

Please note that this plugin is still in Beta and may not work. It supports .docx files only, not the older .doc format. Also note that the PHP XSL extension must be enabled on your webserver, and the plugin requires Moodle 2.7 or higher.