Removing speaker notes from PowerPoint

It is not really ALM related but man…I am so glad I know this feature that I really want to share it here.

When I speak at seminars or conferences, people always ask you for the slides. I always have a lot of notes in my slides that I don’t want to be shared.

Usually I walked through all my slides and removed all the notes manually but that was BEFORE I knew this feature. I do not know if there is something like it in older versions but in PowerPoint 2010 you can easily remove all personal things from your presentation with a few clicks (also in Excel, Word etc.)

Open a PowerPoint Presentation and go To File | Info and press Check for Issues

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Click Inspect Document

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Check all the boxes and especially Presentation Notes.

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Press Inspect. The next dialog shows you all the information. Press Remove All next to the subject to remove the data.

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Voila! All your personal info is vanished !

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Removing speaker notes from PowerPoint”

  1. Great info! There is a way to do this in 2007. Click on Help and then search for remove notes from presentation. The directions are a bit more detailed, but it achieves the same thing.

  2. Very helpful! The first few times I needed to scrub the notes, I hand-deleted them one slide at a time. When you have 60 slides, that’s not very efficient. Took me less than a minute after I read your article. Thank you!

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