PDF Document file can’t be accepted

In a recent thread on Moodle.org forums, one of the fellow moodler posted that he was trying to upload the pdf file and it was showing the error “PDF Document filetype cannot be accepted”including zip files. He was able to upload only images.

Error: PDF File type cannot be accepted
Error: PDF File type cannot be accepted

After seeing the above screenshot shared by him, other moodle community member replied that  since he was trying to upload the PDF file type in the course summary section, which is not set by default to accept PDF files, so he has to change the file type settings and add PDF file type.

To do so the Administrator can add PDF file type in the field “Course summary files extensions” in Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Courses.


Reference: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=309441#p1241130


Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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