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How to change double arrow to single arrow (older version)

  1. #1
    Ellen Hall
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    How to change double arrow to single arrow (older version)

    Hello,

    For many versions of Excel, when you clicked in any cell, then move your
    mouse pointer over any border of the cell until the mouse pointer changes to
    an arrow, you could right click and drag to its destination and then
    release. I now use Office XP, and instead of the single arrow I'm familiar
    with, the mouse pointer changes to a double arrow. It seems to perform the
    exact same functions, just a different image.

    Can anyone tell me how to change the double arrow to the older, familiar
    single arrow?

    Thanks,
    Ellen Hall



  2. #2
    David McRitchie
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    Re: How to change double arrow to single arrow (older version)

    Hi Ellen,
    Don't know about the double arrow, but you sound like
    you are describing the SHIFT + Drag when the pointer
    changes from a cross to an arrow.

    Check your control panel, mouse, pointers(tab), scheme: none
    (I have Excel 2000 so maybe it is really is different,)
    but compare what you see with what I see in Excel 2000
    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/icons/pointers.jpg

    More information on use of mouse at
    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/fillhand.htm#mouse

    ---
    HTH,
    David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel [site changed Nov. 2001]
    My Excel Pages: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
    Search Page: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm

    "Ellen Hall" <ellen_hall_@hotmailnospam.com> wrote in message news:I9h8f.1186$m81.721@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > Hello,
    >
    > For many versions of Excel, when you clicked in any cell, then move your
    > mouse pointer over any border of the cell until the mouse pointer changes to
    > an arrow, you could right click and drag to its destination and then
    > release. I now use Office XP, and instead of the single arrow I'm familiar
    > with, the mouse pointer changes to a double arrow. It seems to perform the
    > exact same functions, just a different image.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to change the double arrow to the older, familiar
    > single arrow?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Ellen Hall
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Ellen Hall
    Guest

    Re: How to change double arrow to single arrow (older version)

    Thanks, David. I agree that I am describing the act of dragging when the
    cross changes to an arrow. Only this adds the "MOVE" icon to the arrow. We
    have the same list of pointers in the Control Panel. I actually have Excel
    2002.

    The normal pointer is a white cross. When I double-click it on a cell
    border, or double-click inside a cell and move the pointer to one of the
    cell's borders, it changes to a white arrow pointing to the center of what
    I've been calling the "double arrow" shape (it's really 2 double arrows).
    So the arrow that I originally wanted to obtain is actually there, but it's
    attached to the "MOVE" pointer, which seems to be lining up with the border.
    Looking at it again, what I'm hoping to do is make the "MOVE" pointer go
    away, and just move with the white arrow.

    Poking around in Control Panel/Mouse I found all the cursor options. I'm
    experimenting with them now. Maybe I'll find a solution that entertains me.

    Thanks for responding.
    Ellen Hall

    "David McRitchie" <dmcritchie_xlmvp@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:eNJs3R32FHA.2196@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Ellen,
    > Don't know about the double arrow, but you sound like
    > you are describing the SHIFT + Drag when the pointer
    > changes from a cross to an arrow.
    >
    > Check your control panel, mouse, pointers(tab), scheme: none
    > (I have Excel 2000 so maybe it is really is different,)
    > but compare what you see with what I see in Excel 2000
    > http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/icons/pointers.jpg
    >
    > More information on use of mouse at
    > http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/fillhand.htm#mouse
    >
    > ---
    > HTH,
    > David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel [site changed Nov. 2001]
    > My Excel Pages: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
    > Search Page: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
    >
    > "Ellen Hall" <ellen_hall_@hotmailnospam.com> wrote in message

    news:I9h8f.1186$m81.721@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > For many versions of Excel, when you clicked in any cell, then move your
    > > mouse pointer over any border of the cell until the mouse pointer

    changes to
    > > an arrow, you could right click and drag to its destination and then
    > > release. I now use Office XP, and instead of the single arrow I'm

    familiar
    > > with, the mouse pointer changes to a double arrow. It seems to perform

    the
    > > exact same functions, just a different image.
    > >
    > > Can anyone tell me how to change the double arrow to the older, familiar
    > > single arrow?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Ellen Hall
    > >
    > >

    >
    >




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