PowerPoint for Posters Cynthia Vaughn, MLIS, AHIP Preston Medical Library Fall 2009
Choose Portrait or Landscape Choose Custom for slide size. Your poster is required to be 24” x 36”.
Tips • Use text boxes and charts/graphs to illustrate the poster. • Use graphics (logos) provided to you. • Be sure your text is large enough! Arial font works well. • For best readability, use a light background with dark font.
From the Format menu, you can change the background color as well as the font.
From the Insert menu, you can choose a picture to insert as well as text boxes Text boxes can also be inserted using the button at the bottom of the screen
If you would rather choose a template for your poster, click on Design (upper right part of screen) and scroll to the bottom of design template choices. Click on the Online link, and search for poster. Or use one of the design templates provided within PowerPoint.
Finishing Touches • Note that UT Medical Center machines use PowerPoint 2003. If you use 2007 at home, make sure to save as a .ppt instead of .pptx. • Have at least a couple people review your poster for typos and readability. • Sample posters are on Insite: http://insite.utmck.edu/cms/Poster+Presentations/955.html • Be creative! Have fun!