why can't i drag a text component to my page?

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why can't i drag a text component to my page from the content panel? i get a "no go" circle with a diagonal line through it.
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johnywhy

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Posted 9 years ago

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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hello johnywhy

You are seeing this because you have not found the drop zone on your screen for the widget.

* Jiggle the mouse around until you see the solid green line appear on your page and then release the mouse button.
* If that doesn't work, try closing your page and opening it again.
* Try clicking the refresh button or exiting and coming back in.
* If you still can't add widgets to your page, please let us know.
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johnywhy

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Apparently, the drop-zones are defined by the layout template, correct?

How can i add a free drop-zone to the page?
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Emmy

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Hello jonhywhy,
Unfortunately it is not possible to add another drop zone to the site as they are set by the style. I'm sorry I don't have better news for you on that. Possibly if you look through the styles you will find one that suites you better.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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johnywhy

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i think you mean layout, not style. i can change the layout, without changing the style.

can i customize the layout, or create a custom layout?
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Hello johnywhy

My favorite way of creating a really customized layout is using the 1-column layout. Then, I use the Column Divider widget (located in the right-hand sidebar) which is a great way to change the look and design of your page. You can add widgets into the two columns, or add even more column dividers inside the column divider widget.

The center divider of the Column Divider widget can be dragged to the left or right to change the size of the columns. You can also edit the margins by clicking on the Properties tab in the right-hand sidebar. You'll see top, bottom, right, left margin entry box settings displayed that you can edit to see how your text and and/or images are altered.

You can also drag over a text widget box and hit enter to control the vertical spacing between your content.

I hope this helps.