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Steps to Making a Poster Using PowerPoint Author: Carolyn Mitkowski, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graphics 515-6769 Method1 (continued) Start your poster with an > Abstract, Introduction, or Project Background info. Poster Method 2
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Author: Carolyn Mitkowski, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graphics 515-6769
Start your poster with an >
Abstract, Introduction, or Project Background info.
Poster Method 2
Posters are combination of text, pictures, charts and diagrams to describe information. They are a portable way to exchange information using pictures, graphics, charts, and text. Professionals generally use technical posters for conferences or client presentations. Students and Faculty use posters to explain scientific procedures showing the steps in the research process.
Note: Posters are the most interesting when they are Not JUST text. The best posters often use the least text while still conveying the information. The idea of a poster in the first place is to infer information using pictures, charts and diagrams and supplementing these with text.Adding a photo of your research site, the Materials used, or a photo of the research team at work are part of the posters visuals. Charts, diagrams, drawings, and clip art when used properly are self explanatory. Text which uses color, size, or type variations can highlight important points.
Next might come >
A List of the Materials, Methods and or Process Used
To make a poster you need:
TIP: for future engineers… Not all laminators and large format printers are the same size.
Basic Project Setup, Rationale, or Method Overview
Results and or Conclusions
Poster making results:
To create a large .ppt page—Use the main menu go to File/Page Setup- change “slides sized for:” to Custom and make the orientation Landscape. Make the width no more than 48” and height no more than 36”. BAE’s preferred size is 42”x36” which is best for printing and laminating.
The BAE large format requires one edge of the poster be no more than 36” the other edge in PowerPoint can only go to 54”. The BAE laminator is only 42” wide.
Carolyn Mitkowski BAE Graphic Designer
Acknowledgements and or CooperatorsNames of professorscompanies all who helped with information