Determine what size you want your poster to be and set an appropriate dimension in PowerPoint (Design Tab/Select Slide Size).
The maximum custom slide size that PowerPoint allows is 56 x 56 inches.
Printing plotters also limit the size of the posters. Many can only print up to 42" or 44" on a side. For a 48' x 72" poster, set the PowerPoint slide to 24" x 36" which will be proportionate to 48" x 72" when printing on a plotter tha accommodates 72".(Remember, some graphics will lose quality when enlarged.)
Margins: Plotters will not print to the edges of the paper because of a quarter to a half-inch default printer edge; therefore, set one of the measurements at a half-inch (35.5 or 41.5) or an inch (35 or 41) less than the total width of the paper. An inch of white space around all the edges is visually appealing.
Handouts: If planning to have handouts on 11 by 8.5 inch size paper, you may want to adopt that scale and size the poster to 60.5” x 46.75” (or smaller, depending on printer specifications).
About designing the poster and making the presentation
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Sample Business Card
Consider using a a Quick Response (QR) code to invite people to scan a handout or other related materials. A QR code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. Here's a link to a QR generator:http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
Elaine R. Hicks, MSLIS, MPH, MCHES
Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences
1430 Tulane Ave., SL-86
New Orleans, LA 70112-2699
Liaison to Cancer Center for Research, Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, Hayward Genetics Center for Human Genetics, Heart and Vascular Institute, and Alumni Relations and Constituency Programs.
What I do in the library:
As the head of the Education Department, I am creating strategic initiatives to integrate information activities into the health sciences curriculum