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Title (size 60, bold) Authors (size 42) Department of Family Medicine, Mc. Master University

Title (size 60, bold) Authors (size 42) Department of Family Medicine, Mc. Master University Include authors’ Twitter handles here. Delete Twitter icon and this text if this is unused. www. fammedmcmaster. ca @Mc. Master. Fam. Med

12 Tips for Making a Great Poster 1. You should be able to read

12 Tips for Making a Great Poster 1. You should be able to read the poster from 1 m away. Ensure your font size is large enough to be read from a distance (at the size of this template, 28 pt Arial is a good size for body text). 2. Use sans serif fonts (Arial is suggested) to make it easier to read. 3. Use dark text on light backgrounds (or vice versa to highlight specific content). Always ensure that there is a high contrast between background and text colours. 4. Text should be left aligned. Do not use justified text as large text blocks appear overwhelming. 5. Write concisely and use images/graphs whenever possible instead of words. 6. Always hold the shift key while resizing images. This will ensure you don’t squish the image. You can crop the image in Power. Point if it is not the right aspect ratio. 7. Avoid using low resolution images. 150 pixels per inch is a good minimum. Save photos as jpg and anything with line art (eg. Graphs/Tables) as png if they must be images. 8. Use appropriate subheadings and provide a clear flow of information. Usually posters are read left to right, from top to bottom of a column. Consider using a design that makes your most important message (probably in your conclusion/discussion) very obvious. This could mean placing it at the top, or highlighting it with a border or colour. You don’t need to follow the typical order of sections found in an academic paper just for the sake of following that order. 9. Use a short, attention-grabbing title. 10. When placing a logo on top of a dark background, make sure the logo has been designed to go on a dark background (e. g. , it has white letting). Logos should not have visible background (if there is a white background in the image, it must be on a white background on the poster). 11. If using text boxes, ensure there is equal spacing between the boxes. 12. Check the size requirements of your poster and make sure to use the appropriate dimensions when designing your poster.