New Plugin – Import Microsoft Word files into Moodle Book as new chapter #MoodlePlugins

January 11th, 2016

Now you can import Microsoft Word files into Moodle Book resource as a new chapter by using the Microsoft Word file import plugin developed by Eoin Campbell.

The Word file is split into chapters and subchapters based on the built-in heading style of the Word document like Heading 1 and Heading 2 etc. along with the embedded images.

The initial version of the plugin was having some issues with images and .docx files created through Libre Office but it has been fixed promptly by Eoin.

Microsoft word file import plugin

In order to use this book tool you need to create a book and then under the Book Administration menu you will find the option to “Import chapters from Microsoft Word file“.

You can download the Microsoft Word file import from the Moodle Plugins database and test it on your Moodle site.

I believe that this can be a very useful tool to import MS Word files to your Moodle Book resource. What are your views about the same? How you are importing MS documents in your Moodle course? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Nancy K Hoke

    Greetings Jaswinder – I do hope all is well. In the plug-in for adding Word file to Book – I am assuming that this does not work for a PDF – but I thought I would ask? Thank you and I deeply appreciate your Moodle site – it is very helpful. Nancy K. Hoke Khalifa University

    • Greetings Nancy,
      Thanks a lot for all your kind words. Its very kind of you.
      Reg. the query – Yes, You are correct, it will not work with PDF files and is designed to work only with MS Word files.

      Jaswinder Singh