Customizing Resources Using Microsoft Office in VEX 123

Modifying VEX 123 Activities as well as other resources from the Teacher Portal using Microsoft Office can be accomplished in a few easy steps by using ‘Download.’

The following article will cover:

  • How to ‘Download’ a VEX 123 Google Doc to be opened in Microsoft Word
  • How to ‘Download’ a VEX 123 Google Sheet to be opened in Microsoft Excel
  • Some example resources

How to ‘Download’ a VEX 123 Google Doc to be opened in Microsoft Word

Open the Educator Resource or Activity you would like to modify.

For this example, the Block Pull VEX 123 Activity will be used.

Open the activity and select ‘File.’

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Select the expand icon beside ‘Download’ and select ‘Microsoft Word (.docx).’ This will download the file as a Microsoft Word document to your device’s download location.

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You can launch Microsoft Word and open the file from your device’s download location. Note that the file now has a .docx extension for Microsoft Word.

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You can now use Microsoft Word’s features on the document.

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Note: when opening a Google Doc in Microsoft Word, there may be formatting changes depending on the document.


How to ‘Download’ a VEX 123 Google Sheet to be opened in Microsoft Excel

Open the Educator Resource you would like to modify.

For this example, the VEX 123 Cumulative Pacing Guide will be used.

Open the activity and select ‘File.’

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Select the expand icon beside ‘Download’ and select ‘Microsoft Excel (.xlsx).’ This will download the file as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to your device’s download location.

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You can launch Microsoft Excel and open the file from your device’s download location. Note that the file now has a .xlsx extension for Microsoft Excel.

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Now you can use Microsoft Excel’s features on the spreadsheet.

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Some example resources

You can use the procedures above to ‘Download' many different resources. Some examples include:

  • Letter Home: another great example of a resource that is found in every VEX 123 STEM Lab. This letter can save countless hours by having all the pertinent information already created for parents and by using ‘Download,’ you can use Microsoft Word to customize it for each class!

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There are many other resources found within the VEX 123 STEM Labs Teacher Portal that can be easily modified using ‘Download.’

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