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    Drawing Tools (2003 sp2)

    Is there a way to get rid of the annoying "create drawing here" prompt that comes up everytime I try to draw a text box? Is there a setting somewhere to turn that off?
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    Re: Drawing Tools (2003 sp2)

    Select Tools | Options...
    Activate the General tab.
    Clear the check box "Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting AutoShape".
    Click OK.

    (This is always one of the first things I do if I have to work with Word on a new PC.)

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    Re: Drawing Tools (2003 sp2)

    THANK YOU. For the love of Pete that was really annoying. Do they think that actually HELPS us do our work!!!!!! I appreciate it...again.
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    Re: Drawing Tools (2003 sp2)

    It's a really incomprehensible "improvement". It definitely shouldn't have been on by default...

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    Re: Drawing Tools (2003 sp2)

    I almost agree that it shouldn't be on by default. However, there are times when I find it handy. If I decide to do some kind of line drawing in Word (a big if), having that canvass helps so that I don't have to worry about where my lines are going to be relative to the text - they all go on the canvass. When I'm done, I can re-position the canvass to where I want it to be. I didn't understand the benefit at first but I don't find it that hard to work with once I got used to it.

    Fred

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