Open a blank PowerPoint page
On the Design Tab - choose Slide Size (Custom)
Change Width to 36 in and Height to 24 in.
Use "Insert" to make Text Boxes and insert Pictures
To Save to .PDF
File-->Export -->Create PDF
Save on a USB drive
To set up poster
File --> Page Set up
Choose Custom, and set size in Inches
To Save to .PDF.
File --> Download as
Choose PDF Document
Thanks to @collinpurrington Check out his website, Designing Conference Posters, for more great ideas
Posters are visual presentations - the text and graphics should support each other
Write your Research Paper, first
Then, sketch your design arranging your sections in 3 or 4 columns; following a logical sequence, such as a section for your Abstract, Main Idea, Summary or Conclusion and the References or bibliography
Get to the point and LIMIT your text. Use photos, figures, and tables to tell your story
Blocks of text: for a cleaner look, do a Full Justify
Use only 2-3 colors
Suggested Type Sizes (approx)
FYI - 100 point font is approximately 1" high
If you are presenting at a conference, you may wish to add a logo.
Main parts of your poster may include:
(A 2' x 3' color poster would cost $12.00)
Please Note: This printer is reserved for large, single posters. To print multiple posters, faculty please contact Marketing and students please contact Student Affairs.
To make your poster more attractive, you may want to add images and graphics.
Creative Commons Licenses allow you to use the works of many others. Check out how to do this at this Research Guide.