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Community Relations, Research Services, and the Library all provide research poster support for faculty, staff, residents, and students, including poster design consulting services and poster templates. Review the Research Poster Support webpage for more information about specific services and access to UICOMP templates.
As there is no oversized poster printing service available at UICOMP, there is the option of using an online order printing service. There are many options available below. For institutional logos, please see the Research Poster Support webpage.
The following links contain advice on research poster design:
-Click in the text box
-Simply highlight the existing text and type over it with your content
-Resize boxes by clicking on the box and placing your cursor over a corner mark; ‘click and drag’ the box to the proper size
-Move boxes by clicking on the box and placing your cursor over the box until you see a four-way arrow; then ‘click and drag’ the box
-Click in the text box & highlight the text to be changed
-Click on the Home tab
-Select your font style from the list (remember that Sans serif fonts work best for titles and headers)
-Select your font size from the list (remember that bigger is usually easier to read)
-Choose font options like bold or colors (remember italics and underlining are harder to read and sometimes confusing)
-Click on the text box (you will see a dashed outline)
-Click on the dashed line until it becomes solid
-To remove - Use either the Cut or Delete function to remove the box (you may need to repeat this to remove the header box too)
-To add – Use the Copy function; then click outside of the box and use Paste; move the new box and edit the content
-Know where your image, chart, etc. has been saved
-Insert visual elements by using the Insert tab
-Use large-format images to not lose image quality when printing - example: include .png files