Creating Research Posters

Setting Up a Poster in PowerPoint

Because PowerPoint is available to WSU students, faculty, and staff, it's one of the easiest options for creating research posters. Unless you are working with a template, though, using PowerPoint in this way requires some setup. The video below, from the Graduate School and Libraries at Illinois State University, provides a succinct guide to your initial setup.

Note that your initial setup should be done in a desktop version of PowerPoint and not the online version. Many of the options mentioned in the video cannot be set in online version. After setting up your poster using the desktop version of PowerPoint, you can then use the online version to collaborate with any co-authors, group members, or faculty mentors you may have.

If you are looking for additional guidance in creating your poster, there are more videos from ISU that cover populating your poster with content:

betterposter in PowerPoint

If you are interested in creating a poster using Mike Morrison's #betterposter model, a landscape and portrait template for use with PowerPoint is available via the Open Science Framework:

A thumbnail image of the betterposter layout

WSU PowerPoint Poster Templates

Several schools, colleges, and departments at WSU have made PowerPoint poster templates available online.