Turn on or off drag-and-drop editing

By default, drag-and-drop editing is turned on so that you can drag the pointer to move and copy text. This option can be turned off.

Which program are you using?


Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Excel Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Under Editing options, select or clear the Enable fill handle and cell drag-and-drop check box.

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Outlook

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Mail Format tab.
  3. Under Editor options, click Editor Options.
  4. In the Editor Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  5. Under Editing Options, select or clear the Allow text to be dragged and dropped check box.

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PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click PowerPoint Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Under Editing options, select or clear the Allow text to be dragged and dropped check box.

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Project

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Edit tab, and then select or clear the Allow cell drag and drop check box.

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Publisher

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Edit tab, and then select or clear the Drag-and-drop text editing check box.

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Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Under Editing options, select or clear the Allow text to be dragged and dropped check box.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007, Project 2007, Publisher 2007