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Notes pages are odd-sized


Your presentation is set to the standard 10 x 7.5" page setup but when you look at your notes pages, one or more of them are set to some odd size and you can't change it back. See Solution A below.


Notes and/or the slide images on notes pages suddenly appear in the wrong place and/or incorrectly sized. See Solution B below.

Solution A

We've no idea why this happens, but here's how you fix the problem. You can also use the same techniques to deliberately modify the size of your notes pages. As always, work on a COPY of your important presentation.

If you have PowerPoint 2007 or later

The cx and cy values are in English Metric Units (EMU). 914400 to the inch or 360000 to the cm. Why the strange measurement system? The large numbers mean that we can express even very small measurements with great precision and still use whole numbers. The units chosen will convert between inches, cm and points and still give whole number results, and are also evenly divisible by 96 and 120, two common screen resolutions on Windows systems. Thanks to PowerPoint MVP John Wilson for the EMU info.

If you have PowerPoint 2000, 2002 or 2003

If you have Microsoft Script Editor installed

Your notes pages will now be reset to their default size.

If you don't have Script Editor installed:

Solution B

To restore notes page, do the following:

That should reset the notes page size and put the placeholders in the correct location.

If the placeholders are still not correct on each notes page, do the following on each notes page:

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Notes pages are odd-sized
Last update 05 April, 2019