Keynote for iPad: Add and view presenter notes

Add and view presenter notes

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

  1. Tap the View Options button at the top of the screen, then turn on Show Presenter Notes.

  2. In the slide navigator, tap to select a slide, then type your notes in the presenter notes area.

    To make the presenter notes area larger or smaller, swipe up or down near its top edge. You can also scroll your notes.

    To change the font size or apply text formatting to the presenter notes, tap  the Format button and use the text controls.

  3. To add presenter notes to another slide, select the slide, or swipe right or left in the presenter notes area of the current slide to go to the previous or next slide.

  4. To preview the slide as you’re composing your notes, tap the Play button at the top of the screen; pinch the screen to return to your presenter notes.

  5. Tap the Hide Keyboard button to hide the keyboard when you’re done typing your notes.

To hide presenter notes, tap the View Options button, then turn off Show 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

To view your presenter notes during a presentation, you must be showing your presentation on a connected display. The notes appear only on your device, so only you can see them. You can also view presenter notes when you rehearse your presentation.

  1. Tap the Play button, then tap the Layout button.

  2. Tap “Current and Notes” or “Next and Notes.”

  3. Do any of the following to change how the presenter notes look:

    • Change the size of the font: Tap the Font Larger button to make the font larger, or tap the Font Smaller button to make it smaller.

    • Invert the text and background colors: Turn on Invert Colors to show white text on a black background or vice versa (other text colors aren’t affected).

  4. Tap the slide to advance to the next build or slide.

To add or edit presenter notes while you play your presentation, double-tap the presenter notes area. To return to the slide, tap Done.

You can also print your slides along with your presenter notes.

Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
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