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Hard to drag text box

When i create a textbox and want to drag it to another location it very hard to be able to select the textbox and drag it. I have to click like 5/6 times to select the text box correctly. Does anyone have any tips?


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Registered: ‎07-11-2015

Re: Hard to drag text box

Yes, ever since they removed the annoying top header to visuals this has gotten more difficult, guess that was good for something. Here is what I do.

1. Make sure nothing is selected

2. Hoever your mouse over the text box until the cursor changes to the cursor icon for text (looks like a capital I)

3. You will notice that gray lines appear around the border of the text box. Move your mouse slowly down within the text box to the bottom gray border until the cursor changes to the pointer icon

4. Click and drag

 

 


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Registered: ‎03-31-2016

Re: Hard to drag text box

If you hover over the 3 little dots in the top right or bottom right of the visualisation and left click and hold you should find that it will always drag easily. Have you set your headers to the "Modern" version in the Options --> Report Options?

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Posts: 10,499
Registered: ‎07-11-2015

Re: Hard to drag text box

Yes, ever since they removed the annoying top header to visuals this has gotten more difficult, guess that was good for something. Here is what I do.

1. Make sure nothing is selected

2. Hoever your mouse over the text box until the cursor changes to the cursor icon for text (looks like a capital I)

3. You will notice that gray lines appear around the border of the text box. Move your mouse slowly down within the text box to the bottom gray border until the cursor changes to the pointer icon

4. Click and drag

 

 


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Registered: ‎03-15-2016

Re: Hard to drag text box

Another way to easily select visuals (including text boxes) is to Go to View > Selection Pane, then find your visual from the list (usually named Text Box aptly) and you can select it from there. You can also drag it up over other visuals (like Bring to Front in powerpoint)