Add and view presenter notes in Keynote on Mac
You can add notes to any slide to help you present. If you’re presenting on an external display, you can refer to your presenter notes during your presentation when you set up the presenter display to show presenter notes.
Add and edit notes for a slide
Click in the toolbar, then choose Show Presenter Notes.
Type notes in the white area below the slide.
To change the font size or apply text formatting to the presenter notes, use the controls in the sidebar on the right. (If you can’t see a sidebar, or the sidebar isn’t labelled Presenter Notes at the top, click in the toolbar.)
To hide presenter notes, click in the toolbar, then choose Hide Presenter Notes.
Thumbnails for slides with presenter notes have a small lined square in the top- or bottom-right corner.
View presenter notes while playing your presentation in full-screen mode
To view your presenter notes during your presentation, play your slideshow in full-screen mode on a connected display. Your notes appear only on your screen, so your audience can’t see them. You can also view presenter notes when you rehearse your presentation.
With the presentation playing, click at the top of the presenter display.
If you can’t see , move the pointer anywhere on the presenter display to make it appear.
Select the Presenter Notes tickbox then click outside the dialogue to close it.
Do any of the following to change how the presenter notes look:
Change the size of the font: Move the pointer over the Presenter Notes window, then click one of the font buttons to make the font smaller or larger.
Invert the text and background colours: Move the pointer over the Presenter Notes window, then click the Invert Colours button to show white text on a black background or vice versa (other text colours aren’t affected).
To add or edit presenter notes while you play your presentation, move the pointer over the Presenter Notes window, then click Edit.
View presenter notes while playing your presentation in a window
With the presentation playing in a window, move the pointer to the top part of the slideshow window, then click , or choose Play > Show Presenter Display in Window.
Do any of the following:
Change the size of the text in the presenter notes: Move the pointer over the Notes window, then click a font button in the top-left corner.
Edit the notes: Double-click the notes window, or move the pointer over the Notes window, then click the Edit button.
To close the presenter display and notes, click the red close button in the top-left corner of the Presenter Display, or choose Play > Hide Presenter Display in Window.
To learn more about how to play a presentation in a window, see Present in a window.
You can also print your slides along with your presenter notes.