Learn about Notes Master view in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Each slide in your PowerPoint deck can have some notes associated with it -- and these are placed in the Notes Pane area. Do you want to print all these slide notes? Yes, you can -- however very few people realize that you can print these notes in the form of a properly structured Notes Page. This might be among the least used PowerPoint options -- but this certainly is among the most useful ones!
Incidentally, even the small number of people who print Notes pages never realize that the look of their printed Notes pages can be modified within the Notes Master. Any changes you make within the Notes Master view affects the look within Notes Page view, and the layout of printed Notes pages. Do note though that these changes do not influence the appearance of the Notes Pane in Normal view.
You can access the Notes Master view by selecting the View tab of the Ribbon, and then clicking the Notes Master button (highlighted in red within Figure 1).
This opens the PowerPoint 2016 Notes Master view, as you can see in Figure 2.
The Notes Master contains several placeholders, plus also the background area that can be modified as required. These are all explained below, as marked in Figure 2:
You can do the following tasks within the Notes Master:
Make the changes as required, and choose any of these options to get back to Normal view:
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