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Template Files for Student Use

Student Computing Services is happy to provide the following templates to help students, faculty and staff get started on documents that involve custom formatting. Similar resources and services for faculty are available from the Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology (CIAT).

The text and graphic objects contained in the templates are provided as examples of how information might be formatted and arranged. They do not reflect adherence to any particular presentation standards. To quickly clear these initial objects from your poster, use Ctrl-A to select all, and then press Delete. For additional advice, consult the following sources:

To download a template, click the appropriate link in the Available Formats column of the following table, and then Save the file to your computer. Those with basic PowerPoint or Publisher skills will find it easy to replace the template text and images with their own content, but assistance is always available from SCS and OTS Training.

Icon PDFIf you plan to print your poster in the SCS Lab (CK-35), we strongly encourage you to convert your finished PowerPoint or Publisher file to PDF format. After conversion, use View> Rulers to verify that the dimensions are correct--in other words, that you didn't inadvertently scale your poster down to letter size. If you are not sure how to do this, SCS will be happy to help when you come in to print.

Lightbulb IconThe shapes, text boxes, and other objects contained in the following templates are intended to demonstrate various design approaches. Too much design variation on a single poster can lead to a "busy" appearance that works against the purpose of the poster. We recommend that you use no more than two text box styles--one for standard text and a contrasting style to highlight featured text.

Poster Templates Compatible with the SCS Large Format Printer (in Cook 35)
Size Style Available Formats Notes
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single
24"x36"
sheet
Poster Template 24 by 36
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PowerPoint 2003 Version PowerPoint 2003
PowerPoint 2007 Version PowerPoint 2007

 
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single
24"x36"
sheet
poster 24 by 36 with gold background PowerPoint 2007 Version PowerPoint 2007
Publisher 2003/2007 Version Publisher 2007 
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24"x36"
center panel
+
two 12"x36"
side panels
Poster Template 3-Panelspacer
PowerPoint 2003 Version PowerPoint 2003
PowerPoint 2007 Version PowerPoint 2007

 
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48"x36"
as two overlapping
24"x36" sheets
Poster Template No Backgroundspacer
PowerPoint 2003 Version PowerPoint 2003
PowerPoint 2007 Version PowerPoint 2007
Publisher 2003/2007 Version Publisher 2003/2007 
 
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48"x36"
as two overlapping
24"x36" sheets
with a blue
background
Poster Template Blue Backgroundspacer
PowerPoint 2003 Version PowerPoint 2003
PowerPoint 2007 Version PowerPoint 2007
Publisher 2003/2007 Version Publisher 2003/2007 
 
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48"x36"
as two overlapping
24"x36" sheets
with a gold
background
Poster Template Gold Backgroundspacer PowerPoint 2003 Version PowerPoint 2003
PowerPoint 2007 Version PowerPoint 2007
Publisher 2003/2007 Version Publisher 2003/2007 
 
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single 24"x36" sheet
Poster Template 24 by 36  

A single poster or a set of separate posters based on this template represents the simplest process, chiefly because no trimming and taping is necessary.

This template includes a border line--in part, to promote adequate margins. With the printers available from SCS and CIAT, it is not possible to print all the way to the edge of the paper (i.e., full bleed), but using the border line you can simulate a full bleed if you like.

If you want to remove or modify the border line, open the master slide or page, select the border, and go to it.

For additional advice, consult our Poster Production Guide or attend one of our Poster Production workshops.
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24"x36"center panel +
two 12"x36" side panels
Poster Template 3-Panel

We prepared this template specifically for use with the three-paneled presentation boards readily available in cardboard and foam core from the University Store and most office supply shops.

The template consists of two 24"x36" pages. The first page represents the center panel; the second page is bisected by a dashed line and, cut in half, produces two 12" side panels.

This template includes border lines--in part, to promote adequate margins. With the printers available from SCS and CIAT, it is not possible to print all the way to the edge of the paper (i.e., full bleed), but using the border line you can simulate a full bleed if you like.

If you want to remove or modify the border line, open the master slide, select the border, and go to it.

For additional advice, consult our Poster Production Guide or attend one of our Poster Production workshops.
   
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48"x36" as two overlapping 24"x36" sheets 
Poster Template No Background

This template is designed for a single, double-width poster. It produces two overlapping sheets. To combine them after printing, you will trim away the border from one sheet and then attach the sheets with some sort of adhesive (e.g., double-sided tape).

This template includes border lines--in part, to promote adequate margins. With the printers available from SCS and CIAT, it is not possible to print all the way to the edge of the paper (i.e., full bleed), but using the border line you can simulate a full bleed if you like.

If you want to remove or modify the border line, open the master slide (PowerPoint) or the master page (Publisher), select the border, and go to it.

For additional advice, consult our Poster Production Guide or attend one of our Poster Production workshops.
   
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48"x36" as two overlapping 24"x36" sheets with a color background 
Poster Template Blue Background

Like the preceding template, this file is designed for a single, double-width poster. It produces two overlapping sheets which share a single background image. (Available colors include blue, gold and green, but you can certainly substitute an image of your own.) To combine the sheets after printing, you will trim away the border from one sheet and then connect them with some sort of adhesive (e.g., double-sided tape).

This template includes border lines--in part, to promote adequate margins. With the printers available from SCS and CIAT, it is not possible to print all the way to the edge of the paper (i.e., full bleed), but using the border line you can simulate a full bleed if you like.

If you want to remove or modify the border line and/or the background image, open the master slide (PowerPoint) or the master page (Publisher), select the border or the image, and go to it.

For additional advice, consult our Poster Production Guide or attend one of our Poster Production workshops.
   
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Printing from your laptop

Download the Cook Library printer popup for PC and Mac - This will allow you to print to Pay for Print printers in SCS and Cook Library from your personally owned computer.  If you have problems, visit the SCS Service Desk (CK 35). 

 

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