Poster Software

posted
03-Jul-18, 12:16
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by rewt
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posted about 2 months ago
Hi Guys,

Usually, I use powerpoint to make my posters because it was easy. But recently a friend recommended Inkscape (it is a knock-off version of illustrator) because you could make betterlooking posters. His posters look amazing but the Inkscape is very different

So I was just wondering what software do you use to make posters? Or are we all boring powerpoint users?
posted
03-Jul-18, 19:22
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posted about 2 months ago
Yeah, I had an issue with this quite recently. We had a poster competition and I was using Powerpoint, and then I looked at some of the other students' and they looked amazing, and most said they used other software. I'm hunting down something that isn't horrendously expensive too.
posted
04-Jul-18, 11:46
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posted about 2 months ago
Hey all! Just to say, my posters have always worked fine with Powerpoint... I even (wait for it...) won a prize one time! BUT... maybe it differs across fields... maybe if you're in computer sciences or something very technical more sophisticated graphics are more appreciated...
posted
09-Jul-18, 14:04
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posted about 2 months ago
I normally use Word -- stick with what you know! And recently won an award for my poster!
posted
09-Jul-18, 14:27
edited about 19 seconds later
by rewt
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posted about 2 months ago
In hindsight, I agree with you both (tudor and nutty) about powerpoint and word being good.

I was trying to make a few good infographics to explain my concept and making diagrams/infographics in Office is pretty horrible. I tried both Inkscape and illustrator, while very good for graphics they are woeful for text and making a poster. I would clarify and say that if you want some nice graphics, make them outside powerpoint and then just import them. So much easier.
posted
09-Jul-18, 14:46
edited about 23 seconds later
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From rewt:
I would clarify and say that if you want some nice graphics, make them outside powerpoint and then just import them. So much easier.


i do exactly this with word! so much easier i find !
posted
26-Jul-18, 09:47
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posted about 2 months ago
There are a number of software tools available for creating poster presentations. However, it depends completely on the type of content being presented. Most often, PowerPoint seems to be the default standard among most people. However, there are some other tools like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel, Microsoft Publisher, Inkscape, etc. that can be used to accomplish this task. You may also experiment a bit with Canva or Visme, although mostly for scientific illustrations or flowcharts.
Following are the links to these tools -

https://www.adobe.com/in/products/illustrator.html
https://www.coreldraw.com/en/
https://inkscape.org/en/
https://www.adobe.com/in/products/indesign.html
https://www.canva.com
https://www.visme.co/

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