You are not able to drag page breaks in Page Break Preview in Excel

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SYMPTOMS

You are not able to drag page breaks in Page Break Preview in Microsoft Excel, although you receive a dialog box indicating that you can.

CAUSE

This problem may occur when the Allow cell drag and drop check box on the Edit tab of the Options dialog box is cleared.

Note In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, this problem may occur when the Enable fill handle and cell drag-and-drop check box is cleared. To locate the Enable fill handle and cell drag-and-drop check box, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Excel Options, and then click the Advanced tab.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem in Microsoft Excel 2000, in Microsoft Excel 2002, and in Microsoft Office Excel 2003, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the Edit tab, click to select the Allow cell drag and drop check box, and then click OK.
To work around this problem in Excel 2007, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Excel Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
  2. Click to select the Enable fill handle and cell drag-and-drop check box, and then click OK.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 214691 - Last Review: January 2, 2007 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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