Is it possible to edit the visualisation of the notes using the Présentation tool?

By default, in the notes, it shows the date, the title (twice) and the captions of the figures (if any). I would like to have just the notes in the notes section. How can I do that?

I am using the following options

\documentclass[aspectratio=169, handout]{beamer}

\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}

Then I use the command \note whenever I need a note

\note{my notes somewhere}

Why is this even happening? Shouldn't it just visualise the notes inside the command \note{}?

From the guide, I can only increase and the decrease the font size of the notes.

  • Whilst it is very much Tex orientated It is a bit specialist Support site seems to be currently active however your requirements to edit notes at first glance seem to have been outstanding for some time though there has been recent movement see bitbucket.org/rndblnch/osx-presentation/issues/27/… perhaps worth a query there as to possibilities or wait to see if other TeX SE users can answer – user170109 May 28 '19 at 15:34

The manual mentions some options for the note page (section 19.1 Specifying Note Contents at the end). One of the options is [plain], which inserts only the notes and not the date and the slide preview.


\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}
\setbeamertemplate{note page}[plain]
A frame.
A figure.
\caption{A caption.}
\note{This is a note shown on the right.}


Result: enter image description here

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  • Note (pun intended): you didn't provide a minimal example so I took the one from the manual, if it does not work in your presentation then you need to provide a complete example yourself that shows the undesired behavior. – Marijn May 28 '19 at 15:45
  • This is partially solves my problem. At least, the the notes section now only contains notes. – nbro May 28 '19 at 15:49
  • By the way, which presentation viewer do you suggest for Mac? Presentation.app is a little too much rudimentary. – nbro May 28 '19 at 15:50
  • @nbro I'm not sure, I don't use Mac myself. Maybe pympress, that is cross-platform and supports second screen - I have never used it though. – Marijn May 28 '19 at 15:56
  • Or some other options mentioned on tex.stackexchange.com/questions/84622/…, most are for Linux but some are for Mac as well. – Marijn May 28 '19 at 15:59

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