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About this template
This template was designed to produce a 48x36 poster.
You can modify it as needed for your presentation.
By using this template poster will look professional, easy to
read and sae you alua!le time from figuring out proper
placement of titles, su!titles and text !ody.
"or poster design !eginners we hae included many helpful
tips you can find on the poster template itself.
Poster Basics – Poster Layout
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Text Sizes
"or this template we use Tre!uchet and %rial font families at
seeral recommended text si&es. %lthough we recommend
these fonts, you can use any typeface you like and at any
si&e, !ut try to stay close to the suggested limits. '"igure 4(
gies a isual reference of what different font si&es look like
when printed at #))* and at $))*.
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Changing the poster’s column layout
+epending on how you layout your poster, you may want to
change the column layout configuration. "or your
conenience, we hae included alternate master layouts.
To select a different layout go to ",-.%T/012+3 1%Y,4T
The slide layout pane will open. "rom there you can select
an alternate layout.
Importing Photographs
2t is highly recommended to use the largest images you hae
access to for your poster. %oid images downloaded from the
we! and aoid copying and pasting images instead of using
the 52nsert6 command. To insert an image to your poster go to
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;hen the only source of a needed photo or graphic is the
;e!, scaling has to !e applied with caution. 0caling an
image more than three times its original si&e may introduce
pixeli&ation artifacts. -efer to '"igure #)( as an example. %
simple way to preiew the printing <uality of an image is to
&oom in at #))* or $))*, depending on the final si&e of the
poster. ;hat you=ll see is likely what you=ll get at printing
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2mporting ta!les, charts and graphs is easier than importing
photos. To import charts and graphs from 3xcel, ;ord or
other applications, go to 3+2T/9,8Y, copy your chart and
come !ack to 8ower8oint. ?o to 3+2T/8%0T3 and paste the
chart on the poster. You can scale your charts and ta!les
proportionally !y holding down the 0hift key and dragging in
or out one of the corners.
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Labeling your headers
The orange headers are used to identify and separate the
main topics of your presentation. The most commonly used
headers in poster presentations are>
Introduction, Summary
or Abstract
Materials and Methods Literature Cited
Results Acknoled!ements
Importing Tables !raphs
To start using this template you first need to delete most of
the contents of this page. @eep the poster title and one of the
!lue section headers.
The cleared template should now look like in '"igure #(.
%fter you decide how many sections you need for your poster
'2ntroduction, .ethods, -esults, -eferences, etc.(, use the
5copy6 and 5paste6 commands to create as many copies of
the orange section headers as needed.
.oe the header copies approximately to where you think
they need to !e on the poster, so you can get a !etter sense
of the oerall poster layout. 2t will help you organi&e your
content. '0ee "igure $(
You can now start adding your text. To add text use the text
tool to draw a text !ox starting from the left edge of a column
to the right edge and start typing in your text. You can also
paste the text you may hae already copied from another
source. '0ee "igure 3(

-epeat the process throughout the poster as needed.
Pro"essional Template "or a #$x%& poster presentation
'our name and the names o" the people (ho ha)e contributed to this presentation go here*
The names and addresses o" the associated institutions go here*
Changing the o)erall poster size
To select a different poster si&e go to "213/8%?3 03T48
The 8age 0etup dialog !ox will open. 9hange the width and
height to the desired settings.
%fter the poster is resi&ed select A23;/.%0T3-/ 012+3
.%0T3-. %dBust the upper !lue !ar and the white rule so
that it spans the entire poster width.