Working with Text

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Using Drag–and–Drop Text Editing

PowerPoint’s Drag–and–drop text editing makes moving and copying text on a slide easy.

Moving text

  1. Highlight the text you want to move.

  2. Click the highlighted text and hold down the left mouse button.

  3. Drag the text to its new location.

  4. Let go of the mouse button.

Copying text

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy.

  2. Press and hold the Ctrl key.

  3. Click the highlighted text and hold down the left mouse button.

  4. Drag the text to its new location.

  5. Let go of the mouse button.

  6. Let go of the Ctrl key.

Drag–and–drop text editing is turned on by default. If you want to turn it off, select Options from the Tools menu. On the Edit tab, deselect the Drag–and–drop text editing check box, then click OK.

(Posted 12/10/2000)