3 Download Notes http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/computerlab/ Click on “Poster Templates” in left navigation bar. Right Click over the link then “Save Target As” (Just clicking it won’t allow you to edit it.) 1.Save the file to a flash drive or your desktop. 2.Keep a copy for future use. 3.Modify the template with your name and preferred layout and save it to disk. This will save you valuable time with later posters.
4 Quick Notes for Success Use PowerPoint to create the poster (Word or Publisher will not print to larger sheets) Use large fonts (24-36 point) for text Use very large fonts (60-90 point) for titles Use borders & boxes to outline the data Use lots of white space between items Remember that what works on presentations won’t necessarily work on posters. (Backgrounds)
5 Template Design Notes These are only suggestions to get your thought process started. You can change the color, line size, and shape of red boxes to match your text, data, and needs. The logos and black lines are part of the slide master. To edit these items, go to the view menu, slide master option. The boxes help organize the information and guide the viewer’s eyes.
6 Creating Your Own Poster 1.Open PowerPoint 2.File – New 3.File – Page Setup 4.Set paper size to 36” x 48” (24” x 36” or 11” x 17” for smaller posters) 5.Add frames, borders or logos as needed 6.Continue with the editing
7 Move Your Data Copy & paste items from your Word or PowerPoint documents to the new poster. Items you can copy & paste: Any Office item (text, charts, tables, images) Items from most Windows programs, including SPSS tables & charts JPEG, BMP, GIF, and TIFF formatted images Scanned images from books & articles
8 Text Formatting Problems Text copied from one Office document to another can cause formatting problems. Text may carry original formatting to the poster. Formatting can go strange, overriding both the original and poster formats. If the text “goes strange” on the poster: Delete the text box on the poster and create a new one. Copy the text to the new text box. If the original formatting carries over to the poster, use the format painter function to correct the problem.
9 Image & Colors Avoid large areas of images, wide borders, or colored backgrounds to save ink. Internet images are often too small to use. Large colored areas often wrinkle the paper. Dark images often do not print well. Clip art and simple images do print well. Try to blend images, borders and chart colors to create a pleasing effect.
10 Printing Tips – Preview Print To save paper, please print preview copies to the color printer on 11” x 17” paper. 1.Do not change your page setup paper size! 2.Select File – Print (window pops up) 3.Select \\hs-dell\306color, then “Properties” (pop up)\\hs-dell\306 4.Go to the “Paper/Quality” tab and change the paper source to “tray 3” 5.Click “OK” to close window 6.Check the “Scale to Fit Paper” box 7.Click “OK” to print
11 Printing Tips – Final Copy 1.Select File – Print (window pops up) 2.Select \\hs-dell\306plotter\\hs-dell\306plotter 3.Select the “Properties” button (new window) 4.Change “Paper Size” to Arch E 5.Click “OK” to close 6.Check the “Scale to Fit Paper” box 7.Click “OK” to print
12 Try It Yourself! Download the templates: http://www.hs.ttu.edu/computerlab or create your own starting template http://www.hs.ttu.edu/computerlab Copy your data or use the sample Create a sample of hometown due for your participation points on October 3 rd.