making poster titles using PC
GERLACHJ at QUCDN.QueensU.CA
Thu Jul 15 16:26:01 EST 1993
In article <9307150209.AA24081 at kona.cc.mcgill.ca> IVAN at MNI.lan.mcgill.ca writes:
>From: IVAN at MNI.lan.mcgill.ca
>Subject: Re: making poster titles using PC
>Date: 15 Jul 93 05:04:34 GMT
>> we need to print poster titles that extend over three
>> > or four sheets of paper continuously. MacPaint or MacDraw or something
>> > like that does this on the Mac, but most of us here use PC's with
>> > Windows. We've got LaserJets and Postscript printers on the network.
>> > Any suggestions?
>> > David Garber
>> > University of Alabama at Birmingham
>> > garber at aru.dom.uab.edu
>> I have used WordPerfect quite successfully to make such a poster title.
>> You can choose fonts (ctrl-F9) and select sizes in the range of about
>> 140-200 then each letter/word will fill a page. By choosing a 11x8.5
>> page setting and left justification, you can essentially space the
>> words in such a way that they are uniform distance from the left margin.
>> You can now paste the sheets in such a way that the letterings are
>> fairly uniform.
>Do you have any drawing packages already in use? CorelDraw!,
>Designer, something in that range? Several packages allow you to
>extend the drawing over several pages, which will allow more precise
>positioning of text and such.
>Ivan Shaw "The Angel of Death"
>Montreal Neurological Institute
>Montreal, Canada H3A 2B4
>Internet e-mail: Ivan at MNI.LAN.McGill.CA
>Telephone: (514) 398-8534
>FAX (514) 398-7371
I have used three different packages for poster titles, all of which allow
you to print across as many pages as required:
1) Bannermania (DOS) - cheap (less than $50) but quite limited in terms of
fonts and line lengths, BUT much better than nothing
2) CorelDraw 2.0 (Windows) - mentioned above, works just fine, professional-
looking titles, even allows for overlap between pages, expensive solution if
all you need are titles
3) WordPerfect Presentations 2.0 (DOS or Windows) - also produces
professional-looking titles, also useful for preparing figures for posters
(it is a presentations package), relatively expensive but educational
discounts are available
I currently use WP Presentations 2.0 (DOS) for most of my poster
presentations. My only complaint is that printing is relatively slow
(although I must point out I am printing to an HP LaserJet 4 at 600 d.p.i.).
I understand print speed has been improved in the interim release. The only
other problem is that you end up doing poster titles for everyone in your
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