Powerpoint: Remove presentation notes

As part of my job, my role as head of my union local, and as a board member in my shooting sports club, I give presentations on a relatively regular basis. Whenever I do so, I usually share my slides so that people can refer back to them later on. I do not, however, share my presentation notes. I use the presentation notes feature in Powerpoint to write, edit, and keep track of the script I am presenting.

It used to be that I would go through, slide by slide, and manually remove these notes. As the saying goes, however, ain’t nobody got time for that. Luckily, Powerpoint has a feature to help you remove everything with just a few clicks. Here’s how:

  • In Powerpoint, go to File, then Info
  • Click “Check for Issues”
  • In the drop-down, select “Inspect Document”
  • In the Document Inspector window, scroll all the way down and ensure that “Presentation Notes” is enabled
  • Click “Inspect”
  • Click “Remove All”

That should see you sorted. Just make sure to do this to a copy of your presentation so you don’t lose any notes you may need to keep hold of.

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