I have spent a lot of time creating a good looking syllabus in Word, but it loses all formatting when I cut and paste to Canvas. Can I keep my formatting from a Word doc?
Hi MARIANNE and welcome to the Canvas Community! There was a great discussion about options for situations like this in a previous question, Microsoft Word documents - How to cut & paste in Canvas? You might find this an interesting read. In short, depending on what type of formatting you have, it likely will not cut/paste into Canvas and retain the same appearance. One option is to upload the document itself so that if students use the inline preview option to view the syllabus, they see what you created along with your formatting. A guide page explaining this is linked in one of the responses in the earlier question.
I hope this helps and best wishes!
Hi, MARIANNE WEEMS and I too would like to Welcome you to the Canvas Community! Eric Werth has given you great advice (thanks, Eric!). As the linked discussion states, a straight copy-and-paste from Word brings along all sorts of unsupported formatting. The ultimate way to preserve your formatting is to use the inline preview of the actual document.
However, in the last week or so, I saw a different solution posted to Twitter, recommending the use of a Word-to-HTML converter—something I heretofore did not know was even a thing.
So I did a quick search and found this: Word Document to HTML Online Converter It worked beautifully for bringing a Word document over to a Canvas page, but I tested with a document that has relatively simple formatting, so your results may vary.
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