Add speaker notes

Enter presenter notes for each slide and see them in speaker view.

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Written by Stephanie Leong
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How to add speaker notes

Use speaker notes to note down key points (or important jokes!) that you don’t want to forget to mention when presenting. You can add notes on every slide of your presentation either through Notes in the editor or directly in speaker view.

Enter speaker notes for a specific slide

  • Click on the Notes icon in the bubble bar.

  • Type your notes. Highlight parts of the text to pull up the text editing capabilities (i.e., bold, italic, strikethrough, add link). To link to a slide, simply add a slide number instead of a URL.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to format selected text:

  • Command + V (or Control + V on Windows) to paste a link onto highlighted text

  • Command + K (or Control + K) to open the hyperlink field

  • Command + Shift + S (or Control + Shift + S) to strikethrough text

  • Command + Shift + U (or Control + Shift + U) to underline text

View and edit speaker notes while presenting

  1. Click on the Present button in the top right-hand corner.

  2. Enter Speaker view from the bottom right-hand corner.

Once you’re done typing your notes, the changes will be automatically saved and you can immediately move on to the next slide. If you duplicate a slide, your notes will not be moved over to the duplicated slide.

You can also edit speaker notes directly from the speaker view. Click on the Edit button to change the content of your speaker notes. Once you're done editing, click Done to save the changes.

If you move a document to a different workspace or if you move a document from your private folder to a workspace folder, all of your speaker notes will remain available in that presentation.

View and edit speaker notes while recording

You can also use your speaker notes while making a recording:

  1. Add speaker notes in the editor.

  2. Click Record.

  3. Click View on the bottom left-hand corner to view your speaker notes or the next slide.

View and add speaker notes on mobile

You can prepare key points, reminders, and other notes on the go using our iOS and Android apps. To add notes, you can open the slide view in a deck and tap Notes to prepare talking points to refer to while presenting.

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