If you have ever accidentally dragged and dropped a word in Microsoft Word 2013, then you might be looking for a way to disable that feature. Microsoft intended for this to be a simple way to move selections around within a document, but many users find that they drag and drop words unintentionally, and that it is difficult to get your document back to its original, intended state. Luckily this is not something that you must simply learn to deal with, and it is an option that you can turn off.
Our tutorial below will help you find this setting so that you can disable it and rest assured that you will not accidentally move a word to the wrong spot in the document.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Word 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Options button at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Advanced tab in the left column of the Word Options window.
Step 5: Click the box to the left of Allow text to be dragged and dropped to remove the check mark. You can then click the OK button at the bottom of the window to save your changes and close the Word Options window.
Now you can be confident that you will not inadvertently move words around in your document. If you find that you do need to move a word from one place to another, then you can use your mouse to highlight the word, then press Ctrl + X to cut. You can then place the cursor where you would like to move the word, and press Ctrl + V to paste it.
You can also quickly select a word by double-clicking it.