Disable Drag And Drop Text Editing (Word 2002/2003)

Using Drag and Drop Text Editing, you can move and copy selected text using the drag and drop method. Select the text you want to move or copy (this can be a word, sentence or paragraph). Point to the highlighted text, hold down the Ctrl key, and drag the text to the new location.

Now you can see why this is referred to as Drag and Drop Text Editing. If you never use this method to move text around a document, you can disable it using the process listed below.

  1. Within Word, click Options from the Tools menu.
  2. Click the Edit tab.
  3. Select the Drag-and-drop text editing check box to remove the check.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

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