The problem is that at home they save them as docx as they have office 2007 but when it comes to open them, its as if in internet explorer 6 it doesnt recognise that docx is word 2003.
I can save the files as i have right click access, we cannot let the students have this ability for other reasons, so for now they have email me the file and which i can convert and pass back to them. I tell them at home to save as .doc as that open in word by default
Just tested this link
Test document - test.docx - WordVisualizer
did a search for any .docx and it opened under student logon, so it must be myclasses, does anyone know why this happens does myclasses need something set to recognise docx.
Can anyone else confirm this with myclasses.
I suspect it is the VLE, because I can download .docx files with no problems. It just needs a patch I would of thought. If you're based in Birmingham I would bring it to their attention and they can raise the issue with Netmedia.
Based in north east, middlesbrough area. I will have to raise the issue with them and see if they can do anything about this.
Yep, the VLE will be using the files 'magic' number to determine the file type rather than the extension or the mime type. It'll need patching to handle the special case of Office 2k7 and ODF documents where they are packaged in a zip but you don't want them to be handled as a zip file.
Originally Posted by Michael
I'd check your VLE providers site, it wouldn't suprise me if there wasn't already a patch out for this?
We use myclasses and have had the same issue. I have been onto them (here in Australia at least) with no luck. Firefox works better at allowing the .docx fuiles to open if the user has the Office Compatibility Pack installed.
Good luck with that! We asked for a repeatable event in the netmedia vle's calendar for about 2 years and eventually gave up to use sharepoint and moodle :) Works much better