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Our tutorials are for those who need to create a professional-looking scientific research poster presentation as fast as possible.
This series of short video and animated tutorials will show you step-by-step answers to the most common questions regarding the research poster making process.
Not sure what size poster you need for your presentation? This page offers simple instructions on how to get started.
How to check the size of a template you already have
If someone has provided you with a PowerPoint poster template it is wise to confirm its size before you start working on your poster. It is often that templates are altered for various reasons while keeping the original name and that means trouble!
This video demonstrates how to download a PowerPoint poster template from the PosterPresentations.com website, how to save it and how to open it in PowerPoint.
Poster creation overview
A short video overview of the PowerPoint poster template, what’s on the template and how it can make your design experience easier.
A time-lapse video demonstrating the complete process of putting together a scientific poster presentation.
Organize your content before you start working on your poster to speed up the process.
Working on the poster
Unless you have a huge screen it might be hard to read, write or edit your poster at the default PowerPoint magnification. This tutorial demonstrates how to use the magnification tool to zoom in and out.
Deciding what font sizes to use is hard but there are tricks that make it easier.
A demonstration of how to add a title to your poster template and what to avoid.
A demonstration of how to add text to the poster template.
This video demonstrates how to insert a photo into your poster by simply dragging and dropping it directly onto the template.
How to copy and paste a table from another document to your poster.
How to personalize your poster
Don’t like the default colors and want to change everything? If you have basic PowerPoint skills the process is easy.
How to change the column configuration using the built-in layouts.
Although they will not affect the printing of the poster, it is easy to delete the black Quick Guide bars.
How to order and print your poster
Ready to have your poster printed? It's quick, easy and it can be there tomorrow morning!
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Don't have PowerPoint?
Google Slides to the rescue!
Google Slides offers a great alternative to PowerPoint. It has everything you need to make a professional poster. It is almost identical and free. Click here for a quick tutorial.