Creating and printing posters using Microsoft PowerPoint
Posters can be created in anyone of the following software packages: Macromedia Freehand, CorelDraw, Abobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign to name a few. At Researchposters.co.za our software of choice is Adobe InDesign and we generally work in tandem with both Abobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop when preparing graphics and images for use in posters.
Although Microsoft® PowerPoint® (hence referred to a PowerPoint), can also be used for the creation of large format posters, Researchposters.co.za strongly recommends against using it, as PowerPoint is not designed as a print package due to limitations in the software. PowerPoint files don’t always print the way they appear on-screen and files can encounter problems when moved from one computer to another – Colours change, graphics disappear or misprint, text and labels shift position, Greek letters or symbols can vanish.
Neither Imago Visual nor Researchposters.co.za will assume responsibility for poorly rendered or formatted posters printed from PowerPoint files, nor will reimbursements of printing charges be made.
Notwithstanding PowerPoint’s unpredictable print output, and as it is being widely used for presentations (ideal) and posters by most academic/business institutions the world over, Researchposters.co.za has been designed to assist anyone creating posters using PowerPoint.
A solution – Conversion of PowerPoint files to PDF
To overcome some of the problems encountered when creating posters using PowerPoint, Researchposters.co.za recommends converting PowerPoint poster files to a PDF. If you submit your PowerPoint files, we can convert them to PDF for you and send you “digital proofs” to review before we print the final poster. Please bear in mind that the sending of electronic proofs takes time, so an extra day, at least, is needed and should be added to the shipping time.
Proof carefully and submit the resulting file for printing by using the order from.