Re: intrusive messages in Word XP

Subject: Re: intrusive messages in Word XP
From: "Martin Page" <mpage -at- csl -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:10:38 +0100

The "message" is in fact their new fangled "Drawing canvas" (which I haven't
had time to experiment with.)
To revert to your familiar environment:
Tool->Options->General, then switch off "Automatically insert drawing
canvases when inserting autoshapes"


"David Tillyer" <DATCC -at- CUNYVM -dot- CUNY -dot- EDU> wrote in message
news:159805 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Perhaps this has been discussed here before; if so, my apologies.
> Has anyone been able to bypass the very intrusive and disruptive
> message that appears in Word XP when you try to insert a textbox
> or autoshape in a document? (The message takes over the entire
> screen and says something like INSERT YOUR TEXT ELEMENT HERE.)
> I hate to sound like an old grump, but inserting these elements
> has been so simple in the last few versions that I really resent
> this "improvement".
> David Tillyer
> The City College of New York

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