Learn about the Notes Pane in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
The Notes Pane is the area that has been highlighted in red within Figure 1 -- right below the actual slide. This area provides space to add speaker's notes that can be so helpful to the presenter while presenting -- the Notes Pane can be also used to write any sort of information about the presentation or individual slides. When there are no notes added for a particular slide, the Notes Pane just displays the "Click to add notes" boilerplate text.
Figure 1 shows the Notes Pane in the PowerPoint 2011 interface. The Notes Pane is an important part of PowerPoint's tri-pane interface consisting of the Slides/Outline pane, the Slide itself, and the Notes Pane .
Figure 1: Notes Pane
Remember, each individual slide in your presentation contains notes associated with it -- so whatever you have in the Notes Pane area for any given slide will not show up for any other slide.
The Notes Pane can be seen in both Normal and Notes Page views. Notes also show up in Presenter View, but cannot be edited while in this view.
Follow these steps to enter text in the Notes Pane in Normal view:
Here are a few guidelines / tips / thoughts on working with both the Notes Pane and the actual notes:
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