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Hi, 

 

I have a couple of questions:

 

1. What should a proposal for a poster presentation contain? Does anyone have a link for an example?

 

2. What programs do you usually use to design the posters?

 

Thanks in advance,

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1. I'm not sure what you mean by a proposal. An abstract? It would normally look exactly the same as an abstract you write for a talk. You can find links to accepted poster abstracts on a lot of conference websites these days. Since I see you're also in linguistics, here is a recent one: http://nels45.mit.edu/program.html (you'll also find some version of a poster guidelines there).

 

2. I use powerpoint. You define the slide dimension to the size you want the poster to be, then you work from there. There is a lot of advice out there if you search for "poster guidelines" on google.

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2. I use powerpoint. You define the slide dimension to the size you want the poster to be, then you work from there. There is a lot of advice out there if you search for "poster guidelines" on google.

Your department might also already have power point poster templates made up with the school logo and at the correct dimensions for their printer. You can also find a variety of templates on the internet that you can personalize.

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Yeah, sorry, I did mean the abstract. What you send the organizers for them to decide whether you can present your poster. Thanks for the link.

 

I started using PowerPoint like you mentioned, just wondering if that was the right way to do it and whether there is a better program to do this.

 

Thanks. My questions have been answered.

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There are more advanced options than Powerpoint--for example, you can use Adobe InDesign or Illustrator. These programs are a lot more complicated so it might not be the better choice if you don't already know how to use it. I don't know how to use it well so I stick with Powerpoint. But my friend who does design as a hobby makes amazing posters using InDesign. He also makes slides this way.

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Yeah, I don't have much experience with design related program either (unless you consider Paint :rolleyes:), so I think i'll stick to PowerPoint. Basically, I wasn't sure the poster abstract is the same as the regular kind, so thanks for clearing that up for me.

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If you are going to be doing posters frequently, and competing for poster awards ect ... you should learn how to use InDesign or Illustrator. How good a poster can look in powerpoint is capped, but after playing with illustrator for a few hours I was able to make very good looking posters in significantly less time. Plus, ai files print faster on most plotters because of vectorization.

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That was, for lack of better expression - Chinese to me. However, I will take your advice if and when I need to make more posters. Currently it's just the one, and even that is not certain yet, since the abstract was not accepted (or sent!) yet.

 

Thanks for the advice.

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