Poster Presenters: Tools & Best Practices (Fall 2018)

Friday, 9/28, noon-1:00 pm (Coram 110)
Monday, 10/1, 11:30 am -1:00 pm (Coram 110)

These sessions will provide an overview of best practice “dos” and “don’ts” for poster design. Topics to include templates, sources for images and graphics, and easy to use platforms for creating posters, including Google Slides and PowerPoint.  These sessions are ideal for students preparing posters for Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend on Friday, October 5, 2018.

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Should you be interested but unavailable to attend, you can view the presentation or consult the below resources.

Finally, read the following sets of guidelines Posters | Post & Print and Poster Mechanics to ensure your poster is properly submitted for printing and is ready for the Parents Weekend Poster Session.


Google Slides Resources

Text: Basic instructions for poster design using Google Slides

PDF: Using Google Slides to Make a Poster

Prezi, Use Google Slides to Make a Poster, by Barbara Lee

YouTube video, Using Google Slides to make a Poster, Tom Lademann

PowerPoint Resources 

Text: Basic instructions for poster design using PowerPoint

Text: Poster-making 101, by Brian Pfohl (Printable PDF version)

InDesign Resources

Download an InDesign template for a 36″H x 48″W poster here. Template fonts are available on Mac and Windows.