Why did MS Word introduce the box where you're supposed to draw things?

It used to be in Word that if you drew an arrow or square or whatnot, you pressed the button and the thingie would appear directly in the document.

But now, as an “improvement”(?!), when you try to draw something, a big ol’ box appears on screen with the message “draw in this box.”

You can draw in the box if you like, although I can think of no reason for doing so. You can also still draw elsewhere–IF the message/box is not blocking where you want to draw.

  1. Does anyone have a clue as to why this change was made?

  2. Can you turn off this “function”?

  3. Don’t you agree that MS Word is an abosolute disaster of a program? I genuinely like Excel and have no probs with PPT, but Word is just a nightmare.

Thanks for your help.–Aeschines

No ideas about this, friends?

Yeah, check the replies to your first thread.