Review Slides

PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 180+ time saving features including features to streamline the reviewing process. Add a virtual sticky note to the top right corner of your slides to note review comments and outstanding actions. Status stamps let you quickly denote slide status.

Tags let you track the source of slides when compiling from multiple decks and let you do bulk actions on tagged slides like print.

Sticky Notes

Annotate slides in your PowerPoint presentation using sticky notes. Stickies are perfect for reviewing and providing feedback for team members, or leaving 'to do' notes to self for required updates.

How to add notes in PowerPoint? It's easy with PPT Productivity's Sticky notes for PowerPoint feature. Sticky notes display as a shape added to the top right hand corner of your PowerPoint slide.

There are 4 sticky note colors to choose from and sticky notes display the authors initials and date added to make collaborative reviews easy. You can also customize the font, the sticky note color and the default information added (eg change your initials or use a role eg Review 1 Notes/ Final Review notes etc).

Also known as stickies, sticky notes are a great way to collaborate with comments for editing. Intended as a drafting and reviewing tool, Sticky Notes let you add notes to powerpoint that are easy for others reviewing the slides to read.

When reviewing sticky notes to action them, you can quickly navigate between sticky notes using the 'Find Sticky Note' button. Once your deck is complete, you can ensure all sticky notes have been deleted by clicking the 'Delete all Sticky Notes' button.

Sticky Notes can be added to your slide using the Sticky Notes feature buttons on the PPT Productivity ribbon or the Sticky Notes button on the Format Toolbar. The button on the Format Toolbar will always default to show your most recently used sticky note color, but you can select other color sticky notes via the drop down.

You can customize the sticky note font, background colors, initials and date format in Settings -> Sticky Notes on the PPT Productivity Ribbon.

Productivity Tip

Sticky notes make reviews easier than PowerPoint comments feature. When you use PowerPoint's comments feature, comments appear in a Comments Toolbar to the side of your slides - only a comment indicator appears on the actual slide.

PowerPoint Comments print as seperate pages when you print a draft to review (only the comment indicator prints on the slide). This means printing PowerPoint comments for review uses a lot more paper and comments end up on the back of slides if you print double sided, which makes them harder to read.

But using PPT Productivity, you can print notes on PowerPoint slides when you use Sticky notes. The Sticky notes appear on your PowerPoint slides when you print them (until the notes are deleted).

Shortcut Keys

All PPT Productivity features can be used via the Customizable Shortcut Keys for PowerPoint feature. You can update the shortcut keys to any preferred available combination, but to get you started we have set up the following for sticky notes:

  • PowerPoint Shortcut Key to add sticky note: Ctrl+Alt+M
  • PowerPoint Shortcut Key to find next sticky note when reviewing: Ctrl+Alt+N
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