Designing Effective Posters

Learn how to design and publish effective posters. This guide includes sections on design elements, the poster design process, and using software to create posters.

Using Software Overview

Using Software

This section describes techniques for creating a poster using Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign for Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Some background in PowerPoint or InDesign is helpful but not required. This section does not discuss many features of the programs not specific to creating posters.

To learn software techniques for creating a poster click on one of the following:

PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 for Windows

Powerpoint 2010 for Windows

PowerPoint 2016 for Macintosh

Powerpoint 2011 for Macintosh

Adobe InDesign (Macintosh and Windows)

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