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Inserting speaker notes


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Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training

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You can add speaker notes to each individual slide where you don't want to forget to tell the audience something. For example, in the slide about best sellers I can tap Notes in the bottom right hand corner and add a note about it. When I'm done, tap Notes in the top right hand side to minimize the speaker notes section. And you can go back to editing your slide. I can add notes to as many, or as little slides as I want. There's no right or wrong, and you might not even need them.

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1h 11m Beginner Aug 19, 2014 Updated Nov 07, 2014

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Learn how to access and edit your Office docs on the go with author Jess Stratton. In this course, she shows you how to start using the rich features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your iPad and iPhone. She explores the shared common interface conventions, and then dives into the unique features of each app. Learn how to format text and insert images and tables in Word, manipulate rows and columns and enter formulas in Excel, and add slides, pictures, and speaker notes to your PowerPoint presentations. In the last chapter, Jess covers collaboration tips: sharing your files, including with Dropbox integration, and working with tracked changes.

Topics include:
  • Installing Office for iPad
  • Exploring the interface
  • Creating new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Changing the page layout in Word
  • Inserting pictures and charts in Excel
  • Adding slide transitions in PowerPoint
  • Collaborating in Office for iPad and iPhone
Subject:
Business
Software:
Excel Office PowerPoint Word iPad
Author:
Jess Stratton

Inserting speaker notes

You can add speaker notes to each individual slide where you don't want to forget to tell the audience something. For example, in the slide about best sellers I can tap Notes in the bottom right hand corner and add a note about it. When I'm done, tap Notes in the top right hand side to minimize the speaker notes section. And you can go back to editing your slide. I can add notes to as many, or as little slides as I want. There's no right or wrong, and you might not even need them. It's important to note that PowerPoint for iPad currently doesn't support something called presentation view, so you won't be able to view these notes if you're presenting directly from the iPad.

However, it's not uncommon to create a presentation in PowerPoint for iPad on the go, say, on a morning commute on the train. You can save your presentation to OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service, and then access it on a desktop version of PowerPoint in which you will have presentation view, and you can access the speaker notes while you're presenting. Don't hesitate to add speaker notes just because the product currently doesn't support using them. They could add the ability at any moment, and it still is helpful when you're rehearsing.

For example, if you are going through your slides, I can see that there is a note in this slide because its turned red in the bottom right hand corner. So if I tap where it says notes, I can read what I was going to say. And in fact, I can keep this speaker note section up and continue to go through my slides. So I could quickly type out notes this way, and I can also quickly learn things and memorize and practice my presentation this way.

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Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2014. What changed?
A: We added new movies and updated existing ones to include the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone as well as discuss Dropbox integration. While most of the course was filmed on an iPad, the apps work very similarly on both the iPad and iPhone. Also check out the Office for iPhone First Look course to explore which editing features are available to all users and which require an Office 365 subscription. 
 
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