Disable Drag And Drop Text Editing In PowerPoint 2007

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.

  • Within PowerPoint, click the Microsoft Office Button and click PowerPoint Options.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Under Editing, clear the check box beside the Allow text to be dragged and dropped option.