Learn@UW - Cannot View HTML Pages Created in Word

Using "Save as Webpage" in Microsoft Word or copying/pasting text may result in unviewable pages in Learn@UW.

1. Make sure that your file saved as an html file (.htm or .html) and not as a .mht file

Microsoft Word has the ability to save files as .mht or .htm webpages. Because the mht type is not supported by all browsers, you should make sure that your file is saved as htm. To save as htm:

  1. Open the original Microsoft Word Document .
  2. Under the File menu, choose Save As...
  3. In the Save as type dropdown menu, select Web Page.
  4. Choose Save.
  5. Upload this file to Learn@UW, and recreate your link from content to point to this new file.

Differences between browsers and versions of Word can affect the success of this solution. If the file is still not viewable within Learn@UW, try one of the next three options.

2. Copy/Paste into the built-in html editor

Another method of cleaning the html code involves copying the formatted text (not html) from Word and pasting into the design view of Learn@UW's html editor.

1. Open the original file created in Word (the .doc file), select all of the text by holding Control and A (⌘ and A on a Mac). Select Edit and Copy.
2. Start by clicking on the Materials drop-down menu in the navigation bar, and then Content.
3. Click on Add Content to open the drop-down menu, then New File.
4. Select the proper Parent Module heading, if it is not already the correct one.
5. Give the file a Title which will show as the link in the Content outline (short titles appear in the sidebar, but are optional).
6. Enter a File Name for the new html file that will be saved within your Learn@UW Course Files. Avoid special characters such as / or ?.
7. Click the Advanced tab.
8. In the main entry window, click the Paste from Word button.
9. The text should appear much as it was formatted within Word. Click saveandclose.jpg to save the new page within Learn@UW.
10. If the text formatting is not copied, try a different browser.

Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn html editor microsoft word disappear created cannot not view   Doc ID:3222
Owner:John T.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2004-09-20 19:00 CDTUpdated:2013-08-19 18:45 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison, Learn@UW Utility
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