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    Simple, non-important but would-be useful information-

    Can you change the default mouse icon in Excel?
    (yes I checked the manual)

    That's it,
    Corticus

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    G'day,

    I don't know of a standard way to do this with excel, but the windows method would be to go to start/settings/control panel/mouse/pointers.

    Hope that helps somewhat
    Adam

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    I actually wanted to change the cross looking thing in Excel , not Windows.

    Corticus

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    Corticus

    I don't believe you can change the cross icon. Bit of a pain, I've spent a lot of time in the past on XL97 and 2000 trying to do this.

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    Hi Corticus.
    Without messing around with the Windows API you only get four choices within Excel.



    Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Application.Cursor = xlNorthwestArrow
    'or
    Application.Cursor = xlDefault
    'or
    Application.Cursor = xlWait
    'or
    Application.Cursor = xlIBeam
    End Sub



    If you want to go the API route, you can use any valid cursor on your sys...

    Tom

    [ This Message was edited by: TsTom on 2002-05-13 09:22 ]

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    thanks!!

    I used:

    Sub Auto_Open()
    Application.Cursor = xlNorthwestArrow
    End Sub

    worked perfect, sub workbook_open() didn't work, though

    you just solved something my boss has been nagging me about since we started(almost a year ago)converted all of our Quttro Pro 9 files to Excel...
    This board rocks!

    -Corticus


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