Cursor effects using pen on Microsoft Surface

Problem: I’m wondering if there is a way to be able to apply the cursor effect (spotlight, etc.) to my work when writing with the pen on my Microsoft Surface ProBook 2. I’m able to record great videos of work (primarily using OneNote) for my students and produce videos using AP version 8.x, but I’m only getting the spotlight on my cursor when moving it around with my actual mouse. It seems that I did get the spotlight to follow the mouse in earlier versions of AP, but now it doesn’t track my pen at all - the spotlight just stays wherever the mouse left it last.

ActivePresenter Version: Required. 8.0.5 (similar trouble with later 7.x versions)

OS: Required. Windows 10 Pro


Hi Ryan,

Unfortunately, the current version of ActivePresenter doesn’t support tracking pen when recording. We will try to find the solution for this problem in the future updates.