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How to Print PowerPoint Slides With Notes in 60 Seconds

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This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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Speaker notes are really useful as a way to remind yourself of key talking points or facts while presenting. These are useful cues that help make sure that your presentation stays on track. 

It's helpful to print those notes out before your presentation. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to quickly do that.

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How to Use PowerPoint Notes to Print Your Slides (Quick Video)

 

1. Click the Notes Button in PowerPoint

If you don't know already, you can add notes to your presentation by clicking on the Notes button here at the bottom of PowerPoint. You can type a note here at the bottom to add it to your presentation.

PowerPoint Notes are at the bottom of the screen
Add PowerPoint Notes at the bottom of the screen.

2. Access the PowerPoint Print Menu

To print your Powerpoint slides with the note showing, you need to turn on one simple option. To print any slideshow, just go up to the File > Print menu to start the process. The option that we need to change is in this dropdown box that I'm showing. When I click on it, just find the option labeled Notes Pages

Print PowerPoint Notes Pages
Access the PowerPoint Notes Pages.

3. Preview Your PowerPoint Notes and Then Print

When I select it, you'll see the preview here of how your slides will look. Notice that the notes are showing just below the preview of the slide. Now, all you have to do is print your slides and you're ready to go.

Print your PowerPoint slides with Notes
Print your PowerPoint slides with Notes.

Finishing Up!

This is a great way to keep those key reminders nearby and help make sure that your presentation is a big success. 

Note: In todays tutorial, we made use of the popular Simplicity PowerPoint Template.

More Quick PowerPoint Video Tutorials

Here are more video PowerPoint tutorials here on Tuts+ to help take your learning further: 

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