Extracting speaker notes from a PowerPoint pptx file with PHP & Python
This tutorial was done on Mac and will need to be changed for your operating system.
First make sure you have Python installed. This should already be on your system on a Mac. Mine is locatted
/usr/local/bin/python3. In the python file we create later you will need to change the top
#!/usr/local/bin/python3 to match
Create a file called index.php in your root. In Terminal run
php -S localhost:8080.
In the index file paste.
$notes = exec("[Full path to your Py file we create in a minute] 2>&1");
Now create another file called notesexport.py in the root, paste the following.
from pptx import Presentation
file = 'presentation.pptx'
notes = 
for page, slide in enumerate(ppt.slides):
# this is the notes that doesn't appear on the ppt slide,
# but really the 'presenter' note.
textNote = slide.notes_slide.notes_text_
In your terminal navigate to the root folder and run the following commands:
sudo chmod +x notesexport.py
sudo easy_install pip
phyton3 -m pip install python-pptx
Create a presentation in your root folder called presentation.pptx and add some speaker notes to it on different slides. Go to localhost:8080 and you should now see the pages with the speaker notes.