drag images doesn't follow the mouse path

Copper Contributor

Hello,

Until yesterday, it was always easy for me to move images in Word. I could just click and drag, and the image would follow the path I was making with my mouse. However, since today this doesn't work anymore. I can still click and drag, but the images won't follow my mouse. This makes it really difficult to choose the correct position for my images. It is strange because if I group an image and a caption and then move the image in the group, it does follow my mouse. I suspect it has something to do with the anchor position, but I don't know how to switch this off.

Word version = Version 2404 Build 16.0.17531.20140)

How can I solve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

How can I solve this isse?

 

Thanks in  advance.

5 Replies

@Remcodjong

What do you have set as the Layout Option for the image?

 

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@Remcodjong 

 

mine too! need help pls

I've tried every layout option but the images still won't follow when dragging

@Doug_Robbins_Word_MVP 

 

I've tried all six of the options however it simply doesn't seem to follow to path of the mouse.

I noticed that when I paste a image from google it does seem to work, but when I copy a image that is already in word or when I use smart-art it doesn't

@Remcodjong 

 

The image may snap to the document grid. Try holding the Alt key and see if you can then drag & drop more freely.