Poster design

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oreomac, May 13, 2005.

  1. oreomac macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2005
    I have designed a poster for the univeristy course I'm on, people where I work are impressed with it & want to put copies of it on the wards at the hospital. I don't know the best application to use, I only have what came with my iBook & office. My poster is A1 size but needs to become A2 size. I just don't know if this is going to be possible.
  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    I always use PowerPoint for my posters. The best is Adobe Illustrator, but sometimes that's a beast to use.

    If you have PowerPoint, use that. Otherwise, also has a presentation package that is PowerPoint compatible, and it's free.

    To make a poster in these programs, just set your page size to custom, and set the dimensions.
  3. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    Maybe your local copy-centre can help, paper copy to smaller size or scan it in for editing.
    How did you make the poster?
  4. oreomac thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2005
    I used a cardboard & then cut out letters, printed the text etc. I didnt' see how I could print it A1 size.

    I'll give powerpoint a go, hopefully it will be ok
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    A1 & A2 are exactly the same shape. When you print it, there may be an option in the print box to scale it down by 71% (70.716% to be more exact :) )
  6. klaus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2004

    Just a correction, A1 is not the same shape as A2 :) That would be saying A3 is the same shape as A4 ;)

    A1 is the size of 2 A2 posters. Since you are downsizing, you could use indesign for the page setup, and then export to a pdf and go to your local printshop. They'll have plotters which can print up to A0 (twice an A1). They'll fix you up in no time!

    Care to show us a preview of the poster? You made me curious!

  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Which it is. I didn't say anything about size.

    You misunderstand me and perhaps I was unclear, but they are the same shape in the sense that their sides have the same ratio to each other which is the square root of 2.

    So scaling the artwork up or down would be entirely appropriate.
  8. AppleMatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2003
    UK paper measurements are done in ratios, so they are the same shape and they have the same scaling factor.

  9. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    wow i never knew that, but thinking of it, it makes perfect sense!

    you learn something every day!
  10. oreomac thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Thanks for the help, it was so easy. I've now put it to A1 size & then it can be scaled. The only thing I don't know how to do is when I typed the text in word for the poster I made, i put it in oval shapes can that be done in powerpoint? I've only ever used powerpoint a couple of times & then it was just doing a slide show with bullet lists.
  11. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Zing!! :D

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