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How to make a poster. Getting started… Importing graphs and pics A few tips. Getting started…. POSTER SESSION square format size 42’ x 42’ Use Powerpoint. Structure. Abstract Introduction (end with ‘Thesis Statement’) Methods Results and Discussion Conclusions

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how to make a poster
How to make a poster
  • Getting started…
  • Importing graphs and pics
  • A few tips
getting started
Getting started…

POSTER SESSION

  • square format
  • size 42’ x 42’
  • Use Powerpoint
structure
Structure
  • Abstract
  • Introduction (end with ‘Thesis Statement’)
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Key References (< 5)
key rules
Key Rules
  • Minimize Text
  • Maximize Graphs + Charts + Images
  • Only use tables if absolutely required
  • No background image/color
  • Leave 1 inch of empty space all around
  • FILE SIZE (< 5MB)
how to start
How to start
  • download template

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~martins/sen_sem/FLastname_poster.ppt

  • template has
      • preset custom ‘Page Setup’ (42’ x 42’)
      • recommended preset fonts

e.g., 54pt for title

24pt for text(=minimum font size)

  • Add date in corner
  • Save template as LastnameF_poster.ppt
tips 1 text
Tips 1 - Text

“Most people won’t read through all off your poster”

Most important: Title

Abstract

Concise Introduction (Motivation)

Graphs (with meaningful captions)

Text: re-write text (vs. thesis)

structure text by using BULLETS etc.

tips 2 graphs images
Tips 2 – Graphs & Images
  • Images should be 200dpi
  • Implementation of Excel Graphs

Use ‘Paste Special’ to Copy Excel Graphs as Picture (Enhanced Metafile)

  • Implementation of Graphs/Images

e.g., cut/past from pdf: Image Size/ Resolution depends on size on screen

FILE SIZE ideally < 5MB

poster printing
Poster Printing
  • sign up for Printing Session (20min)
    • bring PPTX file and PDF file
    • print from pdf on MAC
    • be ready to print when you come in!
  • put draft/final ppt file on courseworks website
  • ppt file < 5MB
poster session
Poster Session

For the Poster Session

  • Print your poster on ‘letter’ format for use

as “hand-outs” (optional)

(use ‘scale to fit’ option)

  • Be prepared to give quick

“tour through your poster”

focusing on the most relevant points of

your project

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