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    Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    Is there a quick and easy way to "hide" the cursor. When I go to take a screen show, I find having the cursor in the shot is not very pleasing. What I have to do now is scroll to a point outside the area that will be in the screen shot, position the cursor, and then scroll back to where I want to take the screen shot. It would be so much nicer if there were a quick and easy way just to hide the cursor.

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    I don't know if you can do it directly, but an indirect "relatively easy way:

    Create an icon file with an icon editor that is blank.
    Add a label on the screen: put it in a convenient place to "park and hide" the cursor

    label properties:
    No caption
    transparent background
    mousepointer to custom
    Mouse icon to that icon you created.

    Now you can just put the mouse over the label and the mouse pointer/cursor will "disappear"

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    Another way is to use Alt+PrintScreen, and then have the cursor pointing over, say, the Task Bar. (Alt+PrintScreen only captures the Active Window - so this will not work if you want to include the background behind a Messsage Box or a User Form.) HTH
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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    Many screen capture utilities offer a choice of including or excluding the mouse cursor in a screen shot, for example the often mentioned IrfanView.

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    I don't think the originator is referring to the mouse cursor. I think he's referring to the black box around the selected Excel cell.

    I think his current method is pretty convenient. Anything else would probably be more of a hassle.

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    If that is the case, you could create a macro:

    <pre>Option Explicit
    Sub HideSelector()
    Dim lTopRow As Long
    Dim iTopCol As Integer
    Dim lOutsideRow As Long
    lTopRow = ActiveWindow.VisibleRange.Row
    iTopCol = ActiveWindow.VisibleRange.Column
    lOutsideRow = lTopRow + ActiveWindow.VisibleRange.Rows.Count + 1
    If lOutsideRow > 65536 Then lOutsideRow = 1
    Cells(lOutsideRow, 1).Select
    ActiveWindow.ScrollRow = lTopRow
    ActiveWindow.ScrollColumn = iTopCol
    End Sub</pre>


    which selects something outside the current view and then resets the current view. without the selection.

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    Yes, I am refering to the box around the current cell. Since it makes the current cell darker and also changes the row and column marker for that cell, I do not want it in the screen shot.

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    See <post#=306836>post 306836</post#>

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    Would this macro have to be contained in every worksheet or is there a way to write it once and use it everywhere?

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    Re: Hiding Cursor (97 & 2000)

    You could add it to your personal.xls file.

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