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Moodle editor – Plain text format

The text editorĀ is available in many areas of Moodle and is set to the default Atto editor.

Formatting text options

The Text editor is available for all text areas in Moodle and the format is automatically set to HTML format (Atto being the default editor).

However, if the setting ‘Editor preferences’ from the user menu top right > Preferences is set to ‘Plain text area’, then various format options are available in a dropdown menu below the text area.


Plain text format

This format is useful when you need to include lots of code or HTML that you want to be displayed exactly as you wrote it.

It still translates spaces and new lines, but otherwise your text isn’t touched.

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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