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Research Guides@Tufts

Hirsh Library has shifted to remote operations and virtual library information services are available during online staffed hours.

Research Posters and Presentations

Choosing a Design Program

There are several software programs that you can use to create a poster.  When choosing a program, consider what software you have access to, what you are comfortable using, and whether or not you are willing to learn a new program.

Here are a few programs that you can use to make your poster:

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesign

Recommended program for creating posters.  InDesign has page design and layout features that allow you to create a polished and professional poster.

Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator

Typically used for creating vector graphics, such as logos, diagrams and illustrations.  Can be used to make posters, but not the preferred program.

MiMicrosoft Publishercrosoft Publisher

Microsoft's program for page design and layout.  Not as sophisticated as InDesign, but may be easier to learn how to use due to general familiarity with Microsoft products.

Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is easy-to-use and probably already installed on your computer.  Can be used to make posters, but not the preferred program.

Design Software Available at Tufts