How do I copy and paste a Word Document from Word to the discussion board?I browsed and uploaded the word document to the discussion board as a pdf file. My professor could open it, but I am not...

How do I copy and paste a Word Document from Word to the discussion board?

I browsed and uploaded the word document to the discussion board as a pdf file. My professor could open it, but I am not sure yet if this was acceptable as everyone else's opened  right away. I did not like copy and paste so never got in to it, but I may be thinking wrong.

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James Kelley | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Your post seems to me to be asking not simply how to copy and paste to enotes.com but rather to something that's being used in one or more of your univesrity courses, such as WebCT or Blackboard.

I think your confusion may be tied to your language. You ask: "How can I copy and paste a Word document...?" You don't want to copy and paste the actual document; you only want to copy and paste the text (which is in the document).

When you upload the entire document, the process is usually called "attaching." I get the sense that you attached a pdf file to the discussion board when everyone else in the course was simply putting their contributions in the text field. Attachments work, but to read them, the instructor or student has to go through another step; attachments, as you put it, don't open "right away."

I recommend not using attachments unless you have a question about formatting and want the person at the receiving end to see your document just as you see it. Instead, simply use the method that you used here to post your questions: type your text (or paste it) directly into the text field, then click the button at the bottom (it may be labelled "Post" or "Submit" or "OK").

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rlmorai | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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To copy and paste on a PC, select the text you want to copy/paste and then you can right-click and then click Copy. Then, go to the discussion board and right-click and click paste.

You can also do this on a Mac by selected Command C for copy and Command V for paste.

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