Print speaker notes

You can print your speaker notes, with or without thumbnail images of the corresponding slides, and hand them out to your audience to view after your presentation.

Print notes pages with slide thumbnails

Note: You can print only one notes page per printed page.

  1. Click File > Print.

  2. Under Printer, choose the printer you want.

  3. Under Settings, next to Full Page Slides, click the down arrow, and under Print Layout, click Notes Pages.

    Print your notes pages
  4. Click Print.

Print notes pages without slide thumbnails

Note: You can print only one notes page per printed page.

  1. Click View > Notes Page to open each slide in Notes Page view.

  2. Delete the slide thumbnail from each of the notes pages. On each notes page, click the slide thumbnail, and then press Delete. This doesn’t delete the slides from your presentation; it just deletes the slide thumbnails from your notes pages.

  3. Click File > Print.

  4. Under Printer, choose the printer you want.

  5. Under Settings, next to Full Page Slides, click the down arrow, and under Print Layout, click Notes Pages.

    Print your notes pages
  6. Click Print.

Export speaker notes so you can print them in Word

You can open a copy of your notes pages in Word to do with as you wish in that app, including printing them.

  1. With your presentation open, select File > Export.

  2. On the Export panel, select Create Handouts.

  3. On the Create handouts in Word panel, click Create Handouts.

    The Send to Microsoft Word dialog box appears.

  4. To export , select one of these page layout options in the Send to Microsoft Word dialog box:

    • Notes next to slides

    • Notes below slides

  5. Select the Paste option at the bottom of the dialog box, and then click OK.

For more information about exporting presentations to Word, see Write and print PowerPoint handouts in Word.

See Also

Add speaker notes to your slides

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