Presentation on theme: "TITLE SHOULD BE ALL CAPS AND AROUND 75 FONT Author’s names should be around 62 pt font Emporia State University, Department of [enter department name here]"— Presentation transcript:
TITLE SHOULD BE ALL CAPS AND AROUND 75 FONT Author’s names should be around 62 pt font Emporia State University, Department of [enter department name here] The flow of your poster should be from top left to the bottom right. The movement of the eye over the poster should be natural (down columns or along rows). Use headings that best represents what you are putting in this section. “Introduction”, Research Objectives”, Experimental Question”, “Purpose” are all good headings for this section. Try to get at least 36 pt font in all text boxes. Some people put their abstract here, but since it is included in the program it is not necessary to have it on your poster. Use bullet points or very short paragraphs This box shrink or grow with the amount of text. This template will result in a 3’ x 4’ poster size, in portrait format. You can move boxes around. Fonts Be consistent in your use of fonts ! Use copy format tool to ensure consistency, especially when copying in from other sources. Graphs Use “paste special” when copying and pasting charts and graphs from excel as photos. Otherwise you will link the file and it will create problems with saving and printing. Create the graph and format it for fonts and overall size in the graphing program before copying. Tables Create and import as a picture or use Powerpoint Table. Insert your acknowledgements here. Include all research funding sources and people that contributed to this work. Use bullet statements Don’t simply repeat results ! Focus on what the results imply what you think it all means “Materials and Methods”, “Methods”, “Experimental Design”, ‘Study Design” “Data Collection” ‘methodology” are good headings for this section Use subheadings for each experimental technique Be succinct, describe what WAS done. don’t tell someone how to do it. Subheading 2 Insert your text here. You can change the font size to fit your text. You can also make this box shrink or grow with the amount of text. Simply use the sliders to lengthen or shorten the box Subheading 3 Introduction Methodology Results Conclusions Acknowledgements Images Pictures for use on a poster should be scanned or taken at 300 dpi at >100% of the size that they will appear on the poster. Pictures imported from web sites are low resolution images. These images are made for onscreen presentations and web page use only. They should not be imported directly to a poster. Be cautious about stretching images or making them significantly larger than their original size. Instead use images scanned or taken at a size specifically to fit you poster needs (i.e. 150 dpi scanned at 100% of the size to appear on the poster). Do not enlarge pictures once they are inserted into your poster. Even if they look OK on screen, they will not print well. If you need to decrease the size of an imported picture or logo, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and then click and drag with your mouse on one of the corners in order to scale it proportionally. This will keep it from being distorted. Number each graph or picture as Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. and include a caption for each. Design Focus on readability. Avoid crowding at all costs. Maintain good contrast and coordinating colors between fonts, background and images. Do not use gradient fill. Most of the large format printers will have a problem with this. When finished. Save or print the image as a PDF and e-mail it to the ID center for printing. Use a different color/size font or text box background to provide emphasis. Keep things balanced and aligned. Enable grids and guides under the “view” tab to help.