BUG: Notes are partially hidden in Presenter View

I'm a huge fan of Presenter View as you can better organize a talk with hidden notes. Alas, Presenter View is buggy. Due to an oversight the first line of the notes is always hidden in the default Presenter View.

This significantly worsens the usefulness of the feature as the most important text is usually in the first line. It should of course be displayed by default. You can scroll up of course but in a fast moving presentation it remains a big drawback.

I'm using PPT 14.6.8 on a Mac.


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Last updated January 22, 2019 Views 336 Applies to:

Your's is the third report I've read about this in the last couple of weeks. Very likely it's a bug in the 14.6.8 release. I'm seeing the same bug here. Until it's fixed, start your notes with an extra carriage return to push the lines down by one.

Another user has already created a suggestion on the User Voice forum to fix this. You can add your vote to hurry Microsoft up: Fix the Presenter View notes field - the 1st line is hidden by default

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