We had seen the steps for adding notes in PowerPoint and now we will see how to print only notes in PowerPoint 2016, 2013 and 2010. The default print settings in PowerPoint is set to full slides and you can change this using the Print option.

Click File menu and then the Print menu option.

Print notes PowerPoint 2010

In the Print screen, navigate to Settings section then option with the arrow pointing downwards and label as Full Page Slides.

Print layout PowerPoint 2010

By selecting Notes Pages for Print Layout will print only the notes added for the slides.

Default Print Settings

If you want to change the default Print Layout for the presentation to Notes Pages then you can do the following.

Click File menu then Options link and in the Options window navigate to Advanced option.

default print option in PowerPoint 2010

Scroll down to “When printing this document” section and select the radio option Use the following print settings and set the value for Print what to Notes. Click Ok button to confirm and save the changes.


  1. Dave Reynolds Avatar
    Dave Reynolds

    This actually prints the entire slide with notes, and only for slides with notes. What would be helpful is a setting to only print the notes, on one or two pages as necessary.

  2. Chris Mitchell Avatar
    Chris Mitchell

    This is nuts. It’s now 2019, and it still appears to be impossible to print Powerpoint notes only – despite the heading saying “how to print only notes” in Powerpoint. I’ve tried about a dozen different solutions that claim to let you print “only notes”, and they ALL print notes with slides.

    Come on, Microsoft. This isn’t rocket science! How the heck do I just print out notes and no slides?

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