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Hey guys, I've had this problem on and off but most recently its been impossible.  When I try and drag and drop a section inside another section (a text box into a column) it will not work.  The column does not turn blue.  It just goes above or below.


I've attempted to adjust my trackpad sensitivity but its not making any difference.


Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere on the forum, I searched my little heart out and couldn't find anything.

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James B

Hi there, that's strange. If you drop the issue elsewhere on the page can you then maneuver it into the section you originally wanted it to go into? I've found this is easier sometimes if there's alot on the page and the drag and drop window is half way up the page etc.


If you're still having problems can you screenshot or screencast dropping the element onto the page so we can see exactly where you are trying to add and what's happening.

Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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