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    Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    In slide show, right click then hover over Pointer Options, automatic is checked - can I select Arrow as default?

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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    You certainly can in 2002, so I presume you can in 2000 as well. But selecting Arrow may not be what you want if you want to do certain functions in the slide show where the pointer changes to other shapes.
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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    I use animations and hyperlinks in my presentations, I've noticed that if a full screen autoshape, that is a hyperlink is the last object in an animation, the pointer (sometime) disappears during that animation and on mouse click the next slide appears instead of the linked slide.
    I've found that if I select pointer as arrow then this doesn't happen. I wanted to default to arrow in case I failed to set pointer before presenting.
    I was thinking that with pointer in automatic, it might be switching to hide causing this problem.
    Is there another method I could use to correct this?

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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    I've not experienced the phenoma that you describe, but I've been running XP and 2003. You might consider upgrading to SP3 of 2000, though a quick scan didn't find anything like what you describe as being fixed. Certainly changing the pointer to an Arrow is worth a try.
    Wendell

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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    How do I set arrow as default?

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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    I don't believe there is a way to set it as the default, but you should be able to do it with a small VBA routine at the start of the slide show.
    Wendell

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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    I don't know of any way to do the arrow by default, but Ctrl + A switches to the Arrow. That's probably simpler than VBA.

    If you want, here is a macro to run the show with an arrow. HTH --Sam
    <pre>Sub RunWithArrow()
    ActivePresentation.SlideShowSettings.Run
    SlideShowWindows(1).View.PointerType = ppSlideShowPointerArrow
    End Sub</pre>

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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    Thanks WendellB, yes, I'll use VBA.

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    Re: Pointer (PP 2000 SR1)

    Thanks SammyB, for the short cut and the code.

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