PowerPoint 2010 Tip: Removing Speakers Notes / Comments / Annotations

Here is a quick tip on how to easily remove speakers notes in Powerpoint. This new feature was not available in previous versions (maybe in 2007). Back then, each note had to be removed manually.

Here are the 5 easy steps to removing speakers notes:

  1. Open a copy of your presentation in PowerPoint 2010 so that you don't loose your original version that includes the notes.
  2. Click on the File tab in the top left corner and then on Info.
  3. Click on the Check for Issues button and then onย Inspect Document
  4. Make sure the Comments and Annotationsย and the Presentation Notes boxes are checked and click Inspect.
  5. If there are any comments, annotations or notes, clicking the Remove All buttons will remove them all.

Don't forget to save your presentation under a different name if you want to also keep copy containing your comments, annotations and notes.


PowerPoint 2010 Tip: Removing Speakers Notes / Comments / Annotations — 24 Comments

  1. To remove the speaker’s notes, it’s not “Comments and Annotations” but “Presentation Notes” that you need to remove.

    • Thanks Pat!

      You are correct of course. I’ve updated the information in the article to include the “Presentation Notes” check box as well.

      Best Regards,


  2. Is there a way to copy comments/annotations from one PPT to another PPT all at once and they still keep their placement as long as the two documents are the same length, etc?

  3. I would have given up in due time trying to figure it out on my own. Thanks for the five simple steps. All done!

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