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)

Put your file into the desktop folder "20xx Senior Posters"

If you saved your file as PDF:

  1. Open the folder with your file in it and put the mouse over it
  2. Place two fingers on the track pad and click
  3. Open file in “Preview”
  4. Choose “Select” from the options at the top of the window
  5. Outline the poster so the margins are tight, put leave a little bit of white space all around
  6. Choose “Tools” from the toolbar
  7. Choose “Crop”
  8. Choose “File” from the toolbar, and “Print”
  9. Under “Paper Size”, select “SR Posters”
  10. Page size should be 42 in by 42 in
  11. Printer Margins should be HP DesignJet 500PS
  12. At the bottom, choose “Scale each page to fit paper”
  13. 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. Check the pdf file by opening it in Adobe Acrobat
  7. Continue with the instructions above

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