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Old 04-01-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I'm supposed to make a poster about a topic for one of my university classes. The teacher gave a handout explaining specifically how to do it on MS Powerpoint.

I hate this kind of stuff. I don't use or have MS programs, I only have Corel software (I use Wordperfect) and I don't have the time or money to set this up for just one small project.

I can't seem to figure this out with what I've got, but it sounds like as long as I can modify the page to print out at 90.8cm (35.75") by 60.3cm (23.75") I should be able to whip something decent up. I'm not artsy and have never done a university-level poster, so I'm sorry if I sound completely inept here.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I have experience with Corel Draw which is a graphics program like Adobe Illustrator. I've made posters with it.

Is Corel Presentations like Microsoft PowerPoint? I have heard of people using PowerPoint to make a poster. They basically make a 1 slide project and design it as they like as poster using the graphics in PowerPoint and print it out on a plotter.

You can download free graphics programs similar to Corel Draw($$). I think Inkscape is much like Corel Draw. I think a graphics program would be a bit less clunky to use to make a poster than something like PowerPoint would be.

There are also free downloads of programs that are like PowerPoint. Check Open Office and Libre Office.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Use the proper software

PowerPoint and/or Corel Presentation are not the correct software to use for a poster as they are bitmap focused.

You need vector focused software such as Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator.

Read this
http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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its really about the image size if you are making poster.
Offset printing will require 300ppi at size for good output.
Digital printing is more forgiving and I get "acceptable" quality at 65 ppi.

You an use almost document program to create a poster as long as you can export to press quality pdfs
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