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Cannot drag a shape

Postby SnUtTWFu » Thu, 15 May 2008 05:57:02 GMT

I'm using Visio 2003. I cannot drag a shape from the shapes Windows unto the 
drawing. However I can copy and paste it there. But once it's there, I can 
only resize it but not drag it anywhere. Any ideas? Seems like there is a 
protection or shape lock somewhere. I've been through all the menus and 
couldn't figure it out.
Thanks in advance.

Re: Cannot drag a shape

Postby Paul Herber » Fri, 16 May 2008 05:49:19 GMT

On Tue, 13 May 2008 13:57:02 -0700, Ju-Man

Does this happen in other programs as well? What about selecting a
block of text with the mouse, does that work? Does any other drag and
drop operation have problems?
I'm presuming that this is a new installation of Visio.

a. Check that you have the latest video drivers for your machine.
b. Reduce any hardware acceleration - Control Panel -> Display

Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
Electrical for Visio           http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: Cannot drag a shape

Postby Doug.S » Sat, 17 May 2008 22:47:13 GMT

check help file for "protection"

select object and either right click, find protection in sub-menu or go to 
menu at top of screen to find it

Re: Cannot drag a shape

Postby Paul Herber » Sun, 18 May 2008 03:59:14 GMT

On Fri, 16 May 2008 09:47:13 -0400, "Doug.S" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

But that would only affect the shape once it was on the diagram.

Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
Electrical for Visio           http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: Cannot drag a shape

Postby Jan » Fri, 06 Jun 2008 18:03:05 GMT

On 16 mei, 20:59, Paul Herber < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

I had the same problem. I cannot drag and drop objects in Visio. I can
however copy paste or resize them. I can also move the object with the
cursos. However I found out that I also could not move my desktop
icons anymore. Logout - login did not work but a reboot did the job
for me.

Re: Re: Cannot drag a shape

Postby Emile Brugman » Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:47:07 GMT

Use the escape key to retuen to normal mouse function.

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