Notes Page View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Learn about Notes Page view in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version:Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
The Notes Page is one of ten views available in PowerPoint 2013, this shows you how your printed notes will appear -- in this tutorial, we'll explore this specific view for Notes Pages and learn about the benefits of this view. The Notes page shows the speaker notes that you add within the Notes pane for each individual slide. These speaker notes are visible in three distinct places within PowerPoint, depending upon the view you choose:
- Within the Notes Page view that we discuss on this page -- this is mainly used while printing slides
- Within the Notes pane in Normal view -- this is mainly used while editing slides
- Within the Notes area of Presenter view -- this is mainly used while presenting slides
The Notes Page view enables you to view your speaker notes in a page view
(see Figure 1). Each slide created contains its own Notes Page. You can print
these pages out to use as a reference while delivering the presentation. These notes do not show
on the screen during Slide
Figure 1: Notes Page view in PowerPoint 2013
To access the Notes Page view (without having to print them), select the
View tab on the
Ribbon, and click the
Notes Page button (highlighted in red within Figure 2). This brings
up the Notes Page view, that you have already seen in Figure 1, above.
Figure 2: Notes Page button
Here is a description of the various elements within Notes Page view, as marked in Figure 1:
- The large box on the top half of the page is a single slide that shows the same slide that you
see in Normal view.
- The box located on the bottom half of the page is the Notes area -- this contains the same notes
that are available within the Notes
pane of Normal view. You can also add notes and edit them here -- changes made here show within the
Notes pane of Normal view, and vice versa. Additionally, you can also format the text content here --
select the text that you want to format and right-click to bring up the
Mini Toolbar, as shown
in Figure 3, below.
Figure 3: Format your text using the Mini Toolbar
Remember that you can use the Zoom slider which is placed towards the right on the
Status bar to get a better,
zoomed-in view of any part of the Notes Page (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Zoom slider on the Status bar
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