How to Hide the Arrow in PowerPoint


PowerPoint's arrow may help others follow the points you are making, but it can also be distracting. Hiding the cursor arrow during PowerPoint presentations allows participants to focus on the body of information that you presenting -- and a variety of tricks allow you to hide that arrow in various situations. Turn the arrow on and off during your presentations, or keep it off and use laser pointer to call attention to areas on the presentation's screen instead.

  • Use a quick key command to hide the pointer's arrow when you are in a hurry. Press "Control" along with the "H" key to hide PowerPoint's arrow.

  • Turn the arrow off with your mouse when you are ready to begin your presentation. Right-click and select "Arrow Options," then scroll to the "Hidden" menu option and click.

  • Hide the pointer arrow for a few seconds during your presentation. When you are making an important point, hide the arrow pointer for 15 seconds by pressing the "Control" and the "U" key simultaneously.

  • Hide PowerPoint's arrow by turning your mouse into a laser pointer. Navigate to the "View" tab within the "Presentation Views" group and select "Reading View." Hold the "Control" key down then press and hold the left mouse button down as you drag the mouse to your presentation's point of interest.


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