I realize this is only going to be of interest to a select few Adobe users out there, but I’m going to share with you in the hopes that someday, somewhere, I may spare somebody the time and frustration I went through.
I was uploading a PowerPoint slide deck to my Connect Pro meeting room. After uploading, I opened the outline sidebar panel so I could look at my speaker notes. I could see the tab for the slide titles and direct navigation, but there was no tab for notes.
It turns out that at one point in the dim past, while playing with the Adobe Presenter settings in PowerPoint, I had de-selected the checkbox for “Notes” under Presentation Settings – Theme Editor. Lord knows why. Probably just randomly experimenting and testing features.
But the Connect Pro upload utility apparently looks at that setting when uploading a slide deck – Even if you don’t use Presenter to explicitly publish your presentation to the meeting room. So my presentation didn’t show the notes in the meeting room.
Changing the settings fixed the problem. Simple when you know what’s going on, but I never would have thought to check the Presenter settings, since I wasn’t consciously using it for this presentation.
And now you know.