Stopping data/ layout view refreshing?

Discussion created by David.Edmends on Oct 22, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2014 by ord5206
Does anyone know if it is possible to stop ArcMap refreshing the data view or layout view whilst editing annotations?

I currently have a task which require hundreds of annotations to be manually repositioned, this process is being slowed down by ArcMap constantly refreshing. All none essential layers have already been turned off which does speed things ups somewhat however if I could stop the view refresh after each reposition the task would be much quicker.

Any suggestions more than welcome