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    Using VBA to add horizontal and vertical guides at the cursor position

    Hello all,

    I'd need a macro in PPT to add a horizontal and vertical guide at the point where the cursor is placed on the screen. I've looked online, and I understand that there is a Guides.Add method which could help, but for the life of me I can't understand how to get the position of the cursor and incorporate that into Guides.Add.

    Does anyone have an idea how I could do this in VBA?

    Thank you,

    -Isa

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    There's no easy way to get the cursor position. You can though add a shape and a guide aligned with it's top and left. There's also the problem of running the macro without moving the cursor!
    John Wilson
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson View Post
    There's no easy way to get the cursor position.
    That's a shame. I looked around and found a couple of suggestions, but they seem not to work. Well, I'll just have to find another way.

    Thanks for your help anyway.

    -Isa

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    Even if you could how would you run the macro?
    John Wilson
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    I was thinking about using a few seconds pause in the macro, which would allow me to place the cursor where I need it.

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    Far easier to have a guide shape you drag to the correct position.
    John Wilson
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