Have you ever wanted to print just the textual notes from your PowerPoint presentation? I couldn’t find much in terms of helpful instruction, so here’s how I got what I needed (a plain text file) in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac:

  1. Go to File > Print.
  2. Select ‘Notes’ under ‘Print What’.
  3. Use the PDF dropdown in the bottom left corner to ‘Save as PDF…’.
  4. Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat (I used Pro).
  5. Go to File > Export > Text > Text (Plain).
  6. Review for odd inaccuracies.

That was all I needed to have for my speaking notes: plain text so that I could control the size of the font for printing notes and also pulling them up on the Dropbox app in iOS.

October 24, 2012 — 8 Comments — In Blog, PowerPoint, Presenting, Tutorial