Making posters using PowerPoint. Making posters using PowerPoint. These slides give you some ideas – they may not be the best slides ever but contain some ideas and techniques that may be of help! The first two are set up as posters might be, the last slide has some links to web resources.
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Making posters using PowerPoint
These slides give you some ideas – they may not be the best slides ever but contain some ideas and techniques that may be of help!
The first two are set up as posters might be, the last slide has some links to web resources.
New text boxes can be created by dragging an existing one with the control key down or by clicking the "Text Box" tool and dragging in the poster.
Pictures can be used in the background, first get the size right then select "Washout" in the image control, finally send the picture behind the text (Draw, Order, Send to back.)
Pictures need to be .JPG to keep file size down typically scanned at 300DPI
Use guides to line up columns.
use View, Guides and line to switch them on.
Generally work in columns. Avoid fully justified text.
HEADINGS 12-14 point
BODY TEXT 8 OR 12 point
Typically for a projected PowerPoint we would go no lower than 18 point for a font size, but when creating an A4 poster to be printed at A1 or A0 we would go down to 12 or 14 point – it will be blown up when printed large.
Use File, Page Setup to change the size and orientation of the slide to A4 Portrait.
Do this before anything else.
General ideas & Examples;
The link below is an in-depth resource about planning and making posters – looks very useful!
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