There are two ways to insert notes to a slide:
From the Normal View, click on the
notes area at the bottom of the screen and start typing:
This method works fine when you have just a couple of lines to add as
If you want to add longer notes, you can click on the View
menu > Notes Page. In the Notes
View each page corresponds to a slide in your presentation and includes
a reduce image of the slide. You can insert text, drawings and even
pictures in the Notes view in the same exact way that you do in Slide
If you wish to add the date and time on your slides, you have the
option to add a fixed date or choose to have the date update automatically
(arrow 1). If you choose 'update
automatically', the date that will appear on your slides will
always be the date you run the slide show.
You can check the "slide number" box to show the slide
number show on a slide (2).
If any of the header boxes contains information that also appears
on the title slide, it may be a good idea to check the box "Don't
show on title slide" (3).
If you don't, you will end up having the same information twice on
your title slide.
At any point you can check the Preview Box (4)
to see which areas you have already used and which ones remain available.
Click on the ' Notes and Handouts' tab to specify your header and
footer preferences for your handouts (5).
For more advanced options for headers and footers, see
section on Master Slides.