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Notes for improvements 2010

Formatting_text - GU, Nov 10, just check this for accuracy and currency with Moodle 2 Has (links to & explained) Moodle auto-format, HTML format, Plain text format, Markdown format

Tried to fix, see below--chris collman 22:51, 23 August 2011 (WST)

Purpose of page

I have a problem with this page after my edits(when in doubt delete) on 23 Aug 2011. First, formatting also refers to layout of the text on the page/content area, and as well to the character image. Second, the HTML editor has more information than anyone would want to know about its tools. This page seems like a repeat. Third, do we really need to tell people how to use each of the word processing tools. I do intro to word processing classes but do not think this should be part of Moodle. Should we tell people how to use a mouse? :)

We could separate out the text formatting tools in the HTML editor page and place them on this page for beginners. That would shorten that page so non beginners would like that. But what exactly is text formatting? Does it include emoticons, hyperlinks and stuff like that?

And of course as I mention below, demo.moodle.net is in 2.1 so I am clueless about 2.0 :) --chris collman 22:51, 23 August 2011 (WST)

Where to enable different formats for users?

so there is a pulldown menu below the "path" bar that I am calling part of HTML editor tool. demo.moodle only shows HTML when I used the pull down in Forum, Question edit or editing a topic label. Evidently there is/was a "Markdown" option. I looked in Site administration "Appearance" and "Plugins" (where I thought it might be a filter or text editor). Can someone help explain this in MoodleDocs? I am guessing this is not available in 2.1 but will be implemented later. --chris collman 20:04, 6 August 2011 (WST)

Formatting text options

Chris, thanks for your interest in this topic. It seems selecting different text formats could do with some improvements to make things more user-friendly, however David Mudrak kindly explained things to me. Hopefully Formatting text is a bit clearer now! --Helen Foster 17:11, 14 October 2011 (WST)