How to make a poster:

1. General

2. Text

Fonts

2. Images, graphs and tables

Images

Graphs

Tables

3. Printing

Printing on regular letter paper

HP DesignJet 500ps Poster Printing Instructions (from Mac,401 Altschul Hall)

If you saved your file as PDF:

  1. Open file in “Finder” (happens automatically when you open it)
  2. Choose “Select” from the options at the top of the window
  3. Outline the poster so the margins are tight
  4. Choose “Tools” from the toolbar
  5. Choose “Crop”
  6. Choose “File” from the toolbar, and “Print”
  7. Under “Paper Size”, select “Manage Custom Sizes”
  8. Page size should be 42 in by 42 in
  9. Printer Margins should be HP DesignJet 500PS
  10. At the bottom, choose “Scale each page to fit paper”
  11. Click “Print”

If you saved your file as Powerpoint/Keynote presentation

  1. Open the document
  2. Choose “File” from the toolbar
  3. Choose “Save As”
  4. Under “Format”, select “PDF”
  5. Click Save
  6. Continue with the instructions above

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