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Drag and drop editing in a doc won't work - I get circle-slash cur

Postby Q2hhcmxlc1RoZVBvcnRyaWF0QXJ0aXN0 » Wed, 09 Mar 2005 04:15:04 GMT

Suddenly Word 2003 has started this strange behavior.  If I select a blcok of 
text then try and drag and drop it within an open document the cursor becomes 
a circle-slash and I cannot drop it anywhere.  I can Ctrl-X and then Ctrl-V 
the text, but I cannot drag and drop it. 

Tools>Options>Edit Drag and drop IS enabled.  (turning that off only 
disallows the cursor from grabbing the text, no circle-slash appears.)

How do I get rid if this incredible nuisance?



Re: Drag and drop editing in a doc won't work - I get circle-slash cur

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Wed, 09 Mar 2005 07:37:30 GMT

Is the area where you are trying to drop it within the document margins and
within an area of existing text?

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