How to create speakers notes for the PowerPoint presentation

PowerPoint 2016
When you prepare the presentation, you add some hints, the presentation plan, or even full text of your speech into slides of the PowerPoint presentation. Later you will be able to use these notes during the presentation (see how to view your notes in the presentation mode.)
Notes view in PowerPoint 365

You can type your notes for the slide:

    I.    In the Normal view – in the Notes pane:

Notes pane in PowerPoint 365

If you don't see the Notes pane in your slide, do one of the following:

  • Just drag and drop up the line in the bottom of the slide:
Notes cursor in PowerPoint 365
  • Click the Notes button in the status bar:
Notes button in status bar in PowerPoint 365
  • On the View tab, in the Show group, click the Notes button:
Notes button in PowerPoint 365

    II.    In Notes Page view:

Notes view in PowerPoint 365

To open the Notes Page view, click the appropriate button on the View tab, in the Presentation View group:

Notes page in PowerPoint 365

See also this tip in French: Comment créer des notes pour la présentation PowerPoint.

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