Note: We offer two poster workshops for Dundee students - one using MS PowerPoint and one using MS Publisher. Make sure you download the correct set of files for the workshop you are attending today!

PowerPoint poster workshop

Poster content © Dr Jenny Gregory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, IMS, University of Aberdeen. Image, chart and text may not be reproduced, copied or distributed without permission.

Topics covered in this workbook...

  • Launching PowerPoint and creating a new presentation
  • Specifying poster size
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Applying backgrounds
  • Working with guides and the grid
  • Adding a poster title
  • Creating Text Boxes
  • Importing text from Word
  • Formatting text
  • Formatting Text Boxes
  • Positioning Text Boxes
  • Insert and resize images
  • Copy a chart from Excel
  • Insert a table
  • Add captions
  • Printing out an A4 copy

Publisher poster workshop

Poster content © Dr Jenny Gregory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, IMS, University of Aberdeen. Image, chart and text may not be reproduced, copied or distributed without permission.

Topics covered in this workbook...

  • Launching Publisher
  • Set up new template/create new poster based on template
  • Set up grids and guides
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Applying backgrounds
  • Adding a poster title
  • Creating Text Boxes
  • Importing text from Word
  • Formatting text
  • Formatting Text Boxes
  • Positioning Text Boxes
  • Insert and resize images
  • Copy a chart from Excel
  • Insert a table
  • Add captions
  • Preparing for printing