How to Create an Academic Paper Poster with Power Point


Several days ago my wife – an academic medical lecturer, asked me how to create an academic paper poster. What is the easy way to create it, darling? Hmmm… I tried to search what kind of tool that is user friendly and no need to have a good design skill.

At first, I thought Adobe Illustrator is a proper one. But it turns out that this tool is too much flexibility and complexity. Moreover the templates are NOT widely available.

Second. My wife told me that her peers use Microsoft Publisher. Well, that’s true. You can use that tool to create or produce some kind of high resolution poster, since Publisher were created and mean to be used to publish printed stuff. I recommend you to use it if you have time at least several hours to master it.

Third. And this tool was finally used. Microsoft Power Point! Everybody knows Power Point, right? Well, it is very uncommon that this tool is used to create poster. But considering that she is familiar with this tool, so… this is the best one. The problem is, as default, ppt is not able to produce 300dpi JPEG. Since it is mandatory for the authors, and the conference/publisher can print it with high resolution, I should find the workaround to create the high resolution JPEG file.

Finally I got this link.  This is useful for you to produce high resolution JPEG (with 300 dpi).

Besides, you can find plenty of some poster templates from here.

Enjoy and Good Luck for your paper presentation, darling!


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