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How to Build a Poster Using SPAN Printers (SPatial data Analysis Network) Michael Antolovich
Steps 1)Decide on a Layout 2)Consult CSU Style Manual (if using Logos etc) 3)Create Poster in PowerPoint 4)Send to SPAN 5)Wait for poster to arrive in mail.
1) Decide on Layout Start with size and orientation SPAN can accommodate A4 to A0 (or custom) – A4 is 21.0cm × 29.7cm – A3 is 2 × A4 (29.7cm × 42.0cm) – A2 is 2 × A3 or 4 × A4 (42.0cm × 59.4cm) – A1 is 2 × A2 or 8 × A4 (59.4cm × 84.0cm) – A0 is 2 × A1 or 16 × A4 (84.0cm × 118.8cm) – Or Custom to max size 100 cm × 130 cm NB Cost is based on Area currently ~$40/m 2.
2) CSU Style Manual Defines how to use CSU Logos – big section on what NOT to do… – Can pickup copies of the CSU logo
3) Create Poster in PPT Need to go into Page Setup and enter the correct page size for poster (use ‘real’ cm) – Hidden in left side of “Design” Menu for PPT 2007 Posters should have minimal text in easy to read font style and size Diagrams should be clear and ‘colourful’ (not necessarily gaudy).
3) Create Poster in PPT Pictures need to be high resolution (300dpi) to avoid blockiness or pixilation A large background image will need a higher resolution Images from Web pages are usually ~72dpi.
3) Create Poster in PPT Graphic from Web Not so good when ‘blown up’
3) Create Poster in PPT For best results, only use the following fonts: AlbertusMTAntiqueOliveApple-ChanceryArialAvantGarde BodoniBookmanCartaChicagoClarendon CooperBlackCopperplateCoronetCourierEurostile GenevaGillSansGoudyHelveticaHoefler JoannaMTLetterGothicLubalinGraphMarigoldMonaco MonaLisaNewCenturySchlbkNewYorkOptimaOxford PalatinoStempelGaramondSymbolTektonTimes TimesNewRomanUniversWingdingsZapfChanceryZapfDingbats
3) Create Poster in PPT Set Zoom to 100% and scroll around the poster to get a better idea of how features on the poster are going to appear (ie. text, images, graphs, and background) Step back 1 metre from the computer and see if the poster is readable.
3) Create Poster in PPT Check to make sure that the Page Setup has remained at the specified size during the process Print poster using “Fit to Page” to see overall layout (either A4 or A3 size) Search for ‘Powerpoint poster design’ if you need more ideas.
4) Send to SPAN Once PPT complete, send to SPAN Files are usually placed in: S:\Common\Special Projects\SPAN\Posters with a folder with the user name (eg “School of Accounting and Computer Science” or “mantolov”) Just this time, either to MA or burn to CD or hand over a copy via a thumb drive.
5) Wait for poster to arrive in mail Can’t really help here….
Some Examples Handouts with poster on one side and abstract on other