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MEPI Civic Engagement Posters: PowerPoint Guidelines


How to use PowerPoint to design your poster:

—Open Microsoft PowerPoint

Create a “New” presentation (only a single “slide” is needed)

 Resize the slide.  To do this, please follow these steps:

If you are using Windows: Go to Design > Page Setup. Under Page Setup, select the “Custom” size for the slide and change the measurements to 24 x 36 inches.  Select “OK” to proceed.

If you are using a MacBook or other Apple Computing Device: Go to Themes > Page Setup. Under Page Setup, select “Slide Size”, then selects “Page Setup” from the menu. Change the width and the height, and then choose the orientation. Select “OK” to proceed.

—·     General Instructions:

 To insert text, go to Insert > Text Box.  Then, click on the slide and type in the information you would like to present.  You can do this multiple times to create separate, movable text boxes.

Note: make sure it is set in inches. If your computer is set for the metric system, use the measurements: 61*92 centimeters.

Your slide may be portrait (24*36 inches) or landscape (36*24 inches).