Chapter 5

Don’t Forget Your Notes!


check Creating speaker notes to get you through your presentation

check Adjusting the notes page to make long notes fit

check Adding a new slide from Notes Page View

check Printing your notes pages

Ever had the fear — or maybe the actual experience — of showing a beautiful slide, complete with snappy text and perhaps an exquisite chart, and suddenly forgetting why you included the slide in the first place? You stumble for words. “Well, as you can see, this is a beautiful chart, and, uh, this slide makes the irrefutable point that, uh, well, I’m not sure — are there any questions?”

Fear not! One of the slickest features in PowerPoint 2016 is its capability to create speaker notes to help you get through your presentation. You can make these notes as complete or as sketchy as you want or need. You can write a complete script for your presentation or just jot down a few key points to refresh your memory.

The best part about speaker notes is that you’re the only one who sees them. They don’t actually show up on your slides for all the world to see. Instead, ...

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