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Adding a title to your research poster

The poster title is one of the most important elements of your poster presentation. It is the one part of your poster people notice first as they walk by and is what may trigger their interest in your presentation.



 

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Understanding text sizes in PowerPoint:
PowerPoint has a size limit of 56 inches (142.24 cm). In order to create a poster larger than 56 inches, the working document has to be created at half the size of the final poster. For example, a 48x72 poster will be printed from a 24x36 PowerPoint document. Than means that all the text on the original document is also at half the size of final.
If your document is 56 inches of under, the file will be printed at 100% the original which means that your fonts will print the same size as they are on the original document.

How to read the table below:
The table below is shows how big the fonts will print on a poster that is smaller than 56 inches and a poster larger than 56 inches.

Recommended sizes for the title: The font sizes that are generally used in poster titles.
Recommended sizes for main body of text: The font sizes generally use for body text
The RED row of numbers: These are the font sizes (in Points) you can set your text to be on the poster.
The third row down: Is how big the above Point sizes will appear in Inches on a printed poster that is up 48x56 inches.
The bottom row: Is how big the above Point sizes will appear on a printed poster that is larger than 56 inches.

Example One: You have a 42x56 poster template. Your text size is 36 points. When your poster is printed your text will measure half an inch tall.

Example Two: You have a 42x60 poster template. Your text size is 36 points. When your poster is printed your text will measure one inch tall.

 

Recommended sizes for the title

 

Recommended sizes for main body of text

Poster Size

72 points

66

60

54

48

44

40

36

32

28

24

20

18

16

14

12

11

10

Up to 48x56”

1 inch
tall

.91

.83

.75

.66

.61

.55

Half
inch

.44

.38

.33

.27

.25

.22

.19

.16

.15

.13

On side is longer than 56”

2 inches
tall

1.6

1.6

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.1

1.0

.88

.77

.66

.55

Half
inch

.44

.38

.33

.30

.27

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Tutorials



- Deciding on a poster size
- How to download a template
- Overview of the poster template
- Fast-forward a poster presentation
- How to add a title to the poster
- How to add text to the poster
- How to change the template colors
- How to change the column layout
- How to add photos to the poster
- How to remove the instruction guides
- How to import a table
- How to add an organization chart
- How to add a pie chart
- How to add a bar chart
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How to add bulleted text

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