Student: Accessing PDF and MS Office Files in Moodle ISU Moodle ISU
There are a variety of file types that you may encounter when using Moodle ISU.
This guide will help you to:
How do I view and print a PDF document?
(All the screenshots are of Firefox version 11.) Note: PDF stands for Portable Document Format.
To view a PDF document:
To save a PDF file while viewing it:
Note: Some browsers will use the Adobe Acrobat toolbar in the bottom right hand corner. This toolbar will appear if you hover your mouse generally over the bottom right hand corner of the page.
To print a PDF document:
Note: Some Browsers will have the Print Icon on the Adobe Acrobat toolbar.
Opening Microsoft Files from Moodle ISU using Firefox
To open a Microsoft file in Moodle ISU:
Note: If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can open the file with open source application like Open Office. To download Open Office, see Open Office.
Note: If for some reason the file does not appear to open, you can Click the download button in the upper right hand corner of the web browser.
Downloading to a Different Location
To download a file to a different location in your disk:
Note: Clicking on OK brings up the file type dialogue box, which allows you to select a location or folder in your drive and save file.
Accessing your Downloaded Folder
To access the folder where you have downloaded the file:
Changing the Default Download
If you want to change the default Downloads folder to another location:
Opening Microsoft 2002/2003 Files
There are three ways to open a file in a Microsoft application like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
To open a file:
Saving Microsoft 2002/2003 Files
There are two ways to save a file once you open a Microsoft application.
To save a file:
Opening Microsoft 2007/2010/2013 Files
Like Microsoft 2002/2003, you can open files by double-clicking them.
Also, you can open a file once you have a Microsoft application open.
To open a file:
Saving Microsoft 2007/2010/2013 Files
In Office 2007, Microsoft has introduced new file formats for saving files (docx, pptx, and xlsx). However, it is recommended that the files be saved in the formats that are compatible with previous editions of Microsoft applications (doc, ppt, and xls) instead of the new file formats. Otherwise, others will have to download an update in order to view 2007 or newer documents (Microsoft Download Center.).
To save a file that is compatible with previous editions of the Microsoft applications:
If you have any additional technology questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 282-HELP (4357). For questions about your course in Moodle please contact your instructor.
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