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It could be a text box, or an image. I click on it and attempt to drag it to a new location, but I can't determine exactly where I'm placing it because Windows does not show me an outline of the image after I begin dragging it. So, I have to keep moving it in order to get it in the right spot. How do I enable the borders to be visible so that I can see exactly where I'm moving the image or text box to?

Solution: It looks like the reason why I couldn't see the placeholder borders was because I had set the "line color" of the text box to "no line." Visualizing the placeholder of the text box when dragging it requires a line to be present. I always thought the placeholder was like a "virtual line" that was always visible when dragged as long you have "show window contents while dragging" checked.

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Do you have the following option ticked?

Control Panel > All Control Panel items > Performance information and tools > Adjust visual effects > Performance options > Visual effects > Show windows contents while dragging

Show window contents

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Yes, I did. But, thanks for reminding me where I was supposed to check. I had forgotten. It looks like the reason why I couldn't see the placeholder borders was because I had set the "line color" of the text box to "no line." Visualizing the placeholder of the text box when dragging it requires a line to be present. I always thought the placeholder was like a "virtual line" that was always visible when dragged as long you have "show window contents while dragging" checked. –  H3br3wHamm3r81 May 19 '11 at 18:16

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