How to See Your Notes while Presenting Online on 1 Screen

Some of you have been wondering how you can look at your notes while presenting in Cisco Webex without the need for a 2nd screen. Well, lucky for you and for anyone else who has had this issue, here’s a neat little trick to help you deliver a smooth presentation while your audience doesn’t see any of your notes.

All on a single screen.

How to view notes while sharing your screen

This is the easiest way to share your entire screen to deliver your online presentation and open the Notes box without the need for a second screen.

1. Before your presentation starts in Cisco Webex, hit the Share button here.

Cisco Webex: Share Screen

2. Before your presentation starts in Cisco Webex, hit the Share button here.

Share your screen in Cisco Webex

3. After you’ve started sharing the screen, click the More menu with the 3 dots to open the dropdown where your Notes should be the first available option to select.

Important Note: These notes are your own custom notes, not the ones that go under each slide in your PowerPoint presentation!

How to Share Your PowerPoint App

Another way is to only share the PowerPoint app itself so your audience doesn’t see the rest of your screen.

1. Hit the Share button and select Microsoft PowerPoint to share the app with your current presentation.

Share PowerPoint in Cisco Webex

2. Repeat the same step to open your Notes from the menu underneath the More button on the far right side of your toolbar.

CiscoWebex presentation notes

How to Share Your PowerPoint Presentation

The coolest feature is possibly the way for you to upload and share your PowerPoint presentation as a file.

1. Hit the Share button and select Share file.

Cisco Webex share PowerPoint presentation

2. Cisco Webex will warn you about possible compatibility issues that might come up if your presentation is using a certain version of PowerPoint, or has too many animations or dynamic content for it to run smoothly during your online presentation. Verify if your presentation is checking the marks and hit Continue.

3. When you use this method, the Notes you’re seeing are actually the notes underneath your slides. What’s even better is that your audience only sees the presentation, while you see the panel on the right so you can stay on track without needing a 2nd screen.

Simple as that

Start delivering smoother online presentations in Cisco Webex with your notes by your side from anywhere with just a single screen. No need for a second monitor, no need for complex setups, your notes will be right there without your audience seeing them.

Make sure to keep track of everything you want to share with them and don’t forget to share this guide with your friends & colleagues!