Choosing a Background Design
You will create your poster on a single slide in PowerPoint. You may use a blank slide (and insert UVA logos manually) or a template (which typically has the UVA logo embedded).
UVA slide backgrounds can be found in several places:
IMPORTANT: set the size of your slide (poster) before you begin adding text or images. If you start out with one size poster and later change the dimensions, your images will be distorted and your text may be out of place. While this can be fixed, it is easier to take care of these steps before you start.
There are several printing options for posters, including UVA-based, local, and mail order. In addition, many printers can now print on different surfaces, including fabric. This is just a partial list:
National printers (some with local stores)
There are many sites with step-by-step instructions on creating a poster in PowerPoint. Some favorites:
In addition, if you want to take your posters (and presentations) to the next level, there are some excellent resources with expert guidance on design. See: