How to Print Powerpoint with Notes (Powerpoint 2013)

Speaker notes are very important to have when you are giving a Powerpoint presentation in front of an audience, and you haven’t memorized the entire presentation. Unfortunately speaker notes do not display while the presentation is playing, so you might need to print them out so that you can use them while presenting.

One effective way to print your speaker notes is by printing them underneath the slide that they reference. Our guide below will show you how to print a page for each slide, along with its corresponding speaker notes, to help you stay on track when presenting with Powerpoint 2013.


Printing a Powerpoint File with Notes in Powerpoint 2013

The steps in this article were performed in Powerpoint 2013. You can print Powerpoint files with notes in other versions of Powerpoint as well, but the process may differ slightly. The end result of the method below will be a printed page that contains an image of your slide above the notes for that slide. If your presentation has 10 slides, then Powerpoint will print 10 pages.

These steps assume that you have already added speaker notes to your slides.

Here is now to print Powerpoint with notes –

  1. Open the file in Powerpoint 2013.
  2. Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
  3. Click Print in the column at the left side of the window.
  4. Click the second drop-down menu under Settings (by default the menu should say Full Page Slides), then click the Notes Pages option.
  5. Click the Print button.


These steps are also shown below with pictures –

Step 1: Open the Powerpoint file that contains the notes you wish to print along with your slides.


Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

powerpoint 2013 file tab



Step 3: Click the Print button in the column at the left side of the window.

powerpoint 2013 print menu



Step 4: Click the second button under Settings (the button says Full Page Slides by default), then click the Notes Pages button.

print notes pages in powerpoint 2013



Step 5: Click the Print button at the top of the window to print your Powerpoint presentation with notes.

print powerpoint with notes



While you can only print one slide/notes combo per page, you can print multiple slides on a page if you can forego the notes. This article will show you how to adjust the number of slides that are printed per page.