Notes Pane

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A Notes Pane allows brief annotations regarding a specific page in a document, PowerPoint slide, web page, or other files containing multiple pages, worksheets, or other data.

The picture below is an example of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation; the Notes Pane or Notes Pages is usually in the bottom right section of each slide. Notes Pages may be customized to include charts or graphs, pictures, and other objects that compliment the content. However, customizations added in Notes Pages view are not visible in Normal view.

PowerPoint Note pane

How to enable Notes Pages

In PowerPoint 2007 and later, you can access the Notes Pages view by clicking the View ribbon and selecting Notes Pages in the Presentation Views section. In PowerPoint 2003 and prior, you can enable "Notes Pages" view by clicking the View menu option and selecting "Notes Pages" in the drop-down menu.

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