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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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