Setting Up Slide Notes for Recording

In this lesson, you'll learn how to enable PowerPoint's speaker notes so they display inside your narration window in Presenter '09. Displaying slide notes in the narration window consolidates your recording workspace by keeping everything in the same window.

To view the notes in your presentation:

  1. Open your PowerPoint file
  2. Click View > Normal View to view your Speaker Notes. If your notes aren't visible, click the Normal button again to open them.

We want to view those notes while we're recording so before we record, let's go to presentation options and make a quick change

Enabling speaker notes on narration window

This is one of those options you enable from Day 1 and never look back. I couldn't imagine recording or syncing without seeing my speaker's notes.

By default, speaker notes aren't displayed in the narration window. This means you're either recording from memory or you have a separate document open while you record. I find it considerably easier to keep everything consolidated in one window.

To enable your speaker's notes in the narration window:

  1. Click Articulate > Presentation Options > Other to bring up the Recording options
  2. Select Show notes pane on narration window
  3. Click OK

That's it. You'll get a better sense of just how important this feature is in the next lesson when you record your narration.

What's next?

Doha Re Mi Fa Sol La Teeeee. Warm up your vocal chords gang, it's time to record some audio! In the next lesson, you'll learn just how easy it is to record audio directly into Presenter!

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