Suppose I prepare a talk using the beamer class. To each slide I want to add personal notes (detailing what I exactly want to say, frequently asked questions etc.). So is there a smart way to write those notes into the same file and get a nice printed version of my slides with my personal comments (of course the presentation itself should be without those notes)?


You are interested in the \note command. Please refer to Section 19 Adding Notes for Yourself of the beamer manual.

A little example (taken from the manual):


%\setbeameroption{show notes} un-comment to see the notes



  \item<1-> Eggs
  \item<2-> Plants
    \note[item]<2>{Tell joke about plants.}
    \note[item]<2>{Make it short.}
  \item<3-> Animals



To print the note pages without hints or fancy settings, you can use the plain option for the note page template:

\setbeamertemplate{note page}[plain]
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