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Notes Page view
Notes Page view
When you give a presentation, your props usually include more than just your brain and
your slides. You typically have all kinds of notes and backup material for each slide —
ﬁ gures on last quarter’s sales, sources to cite if someone questions your data, and so on. In
the old days of framed overhead transparencies, people used to attach sticky notes to the
slide frames for this purpose and hope that nobody asked any questions that required
diving into the four-inch-thick stack of statistics they brought.
Today, you can type your notes and supporting facts directly in PowerPoint. As you saw
earlier, you can type them directly into the Notes pane below the slide in Normal or Outline
view. Just click the Notes button in the status bar to display the Notes pane, and start
typing away. However, if you have a lot of notes to type, you might ﬁ nd it easier to work with
Notes Page view instead.
Notes Page view is accessible only from the View tab. In this view, you see a single slide
(uneditable) with an editable text area below it called the notes placeholder , which you can
use to type your notes. See Figure 20.13. You can refer to these notes as you give an
onscreen presentation, or you can print notes pages to stack neatly on the lectern next to you
during the big event. If your notes pages run off the end of the page, PowerPoint even prints
them as a separate page. If you have trouble seeing the text you’re typing, zoom in on it, as
described in the next section.
Notes Page view offers a special text area for your notes, separate from the slides.