How to Download Speaker Notes in Google Slides

With Creator Studio, you can easily convert your Google Slides presentation into animated GIFs and video slideshows. The add-on can also extract speaker notes from your slides and export them as a text file in Google Drive.

To get started, open your deck in Google Slides, go to the Addons menu and choose Creator Studio. Next, select the Speaker Notes menu and you’ll see just the speaker notes of all slides in a popup window that you can download and print.

How are Speaker Notes Generated

Internally, the app uses Google Apps Script to export Speaker Notes from your Google presentation and writes them to a text file inside Google Drive.

const downloadSpeakerNotes = () => {
  // Get the current Google Slide
  const presentation = SlidesApp.getActivePresentation();

  // Find all the slides in the current presentation
  const slides = presentation.getSlides();

  // Iterate through each slide and extract the notes
  const notes = slides
    .map((slide, index) => {
      const note = slide
      return { index, note };
    // Filter slides that have no speaker notes
    .filter(({ note }) => note)
    .map(({ note, index }) => {
      return [`Slide #${index + 1}`, '---', note].join('\n');

  // Create a file in Google Drive for storing notes
  const file = DriveApp.createFile('Speaker Notes', notes);

  // Print the file download URL in the Logger window

Export Speaker Notes PDF in Google Slides

Google Slides has an implicit choice for sending out your slides as a PDF record and this can be designed to likewise incorporate the speaker notes.

Open your deck in Google Slides, go to the File menu and pick Print Settings and Preview. Here pick the “1 slide with note” choice and snap the “Download PDF” catch to send out your speaker notes as PDF.

It just works however the lone drawback with this methodology is that it creates an enlarged PDF that isn’t ideal for printing. Additionally, the slides are consistently include with the speakers notes in the PDF, there’s right now no choice to save the speaker notes as it were.

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