How to save a PowerPoint as a PDF with notes.

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Wondering how to save a Microsoft PowerPoint as a PDF with notes but not sure how to get started? Learn how to save a PPT with notes as a PDF to keep all your hard work intact.

When you share a PowerPoint presentation with someone else, they’ll have to open it in the right software if they want to maintain the formatting. And the best way for them to maintain the formatting is to save the PPT presentation as a PDF. Here’s how to do it.

Steps — how to save a PowerPoint as a PDF with notes.

There’s a way to save your PPT with notes as a PDF using the correct “Save” options already in your PowerPoint editor. When you’re ready to export your presentation, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open the File menu at the top of the toolbar and press Print.
  1. Select Show Details.
  1. Find the Layout menu and click Notes from the dropdown menu.
  1. In the PDF dropdown, choose Save as PDF.
  1. Click Save.

Instead of sending your PPT to the printer, it will simply save it as a PDF. And since you clicked the Notes option from the dropdown menu, it’ll keep all your lovely notes intact during the conversion. You’re free to send your presentation without fear of formatting issues.

How to save PPT as PDF with notes online.

If you don’t have a PowerPoint editor — and don’t want to download new software — you can also convert a PPT file to PDF using your web browser with an online PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat online services. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the PDF converter page.
  1. Upload your PPT file.
  1. Let the software do its magic.
  1. Download your new PDF.

Once you download your new file, your PowerPoint presentation will be a sharing-friendly PDF, no matter which device you use to view it. You can also print your PowerPoint with notes to reference later.

Benefits of sharing a PowerPoint as a PDF with notes.

Converting a PowerPoint presentation with notes into a PDF format offers several advantages when sharing it with others. By saving it as a PDF, you ensure that anyone can view the presentation exactly as you intended, regardless of their device or operating system.

There’s no need for them to have specific software or worry about compatibility issues. And including your presenter’s notes in the PDF provides valuable additional information. These notes offer extra context, key points, or references that might not be evident from the slides alone.

Sharing your PowerPoint presentation with notes as a PDF promotes effective communication since recipients can review the material at their own pace, refer back to the notes, and engage more meaningfully with the content. It’s a convenient way to share your knowledge and ideas with others while ensuring they have all the necessary information at their fingertips. You can also easily include your PDF in presentations.

How to save PPT as PDF with notes that look professional.

When saving your PowerPoint presentation as a PDF with professional-looking notes, it’s important to ensure readability and proper formatting for others to follow along. Here are some key tips to achieve this:

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services to make it easy to save and share your PPT files.