Keeping pointer as visible by default

shreeram.maroo
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Keeping pointer as visible by default

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Hi,

Is there any way I can keep the pointer as visible while in presentation mode ? I know this can be done through pointer options-->Visible. But this needs to be done every time I present a particular slide which is quite irritating. Is there any way that i don't have to change everytime from automatic to visible ?

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Re: Keeping pointer as visible by default

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No, unfortunately that isn't possible. According to Always show the pointer during a presentation:
Note: It’s not possible to make the pointer appear by default for every presentation, so follow the instructions below for each presentation in which you want the pointer to appear.
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Re: Keeping pointer as visible by default

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You might vote for Enable laser pointer permanently on PowerPoint UserVoice. This site is monitored by the PowerPoint team.
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Re: Keeping pointer as visible by default

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Although Hans has answered your question, it really is as simple as pressing CTRL+A after initializing the slide show. CTRL+A (for arrow) keeps the arrow on-screen as is easier and more convenient than using the right click menu.

In addition to CTRL+A, you can also use CTRL+P (for pen/annotation) and CTRL+H (to hide the arrow/pen)
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Re: Keeping pointer as visible by default

Post by shreeram.maroo »

Thanks Hans and Rudi.. I wasn't aware of this short cut. That's really useful.

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Shreeram