When you make a presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint, you are often showing an audience an electronic slide show filled with data. This does not mean you have got to memorize everything not shown on the slide PowerPoint, such as asides or additional notes to tell the audience. PowerPoint facilitates a way for you to create notes to yourself as you design each slide. These speaker notes do not show up along with the slide; the audience will never know they are there. Instead, you print them out when preparing for the slide show.

Printing the speaker notes in PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 is a little different.  Add speaker notes on every slide of the PowerPoint presentation, in order to print it, go to ‘Print page’ with options. Find this option in the File menu but a shortcut is to press CTRL-P. Once there, choose ‘Notes Pages’ under the ‘Print What combo’ that is available.

Print the Speaker Notes in PowerPoint 2010

In PowerPoint 2010, to print the speaker notes in the slides is done by clicking on Print and then Notes Page to choose Print slides with notes.

how to print speaker notes

Click the Print icon. The Print dialog box will appear. Check your printer settings. Click OK to print. You now have speaker’s notes to refer to when you give your presentation. Click the Close Print Preview button to return the Ribbon to normal.