Posters for the Maine Law Student Impact Summit MUST BE created in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you do not currently have Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer, you can download free http://office.com/getOffice365. Create your account using your University of Maine System credentials.
There are also online infographic tool creators which can be used to create your poster wholly or just components. Easel.ly is a website that features thousands of free infographic templates and design objects which users can customize to create and share their visual ideas online. Using the site is as easy as dragging and dropping design elements, and users can either choose a template from our extensive library, or they can upload their own background image and start from scratch.
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An academic poster should be both professional and concise, so a general rule is only to include graphics that really support your content.
After your poster is complete, please export as the highest quality PDF available.
Free PowerPoint Templates and useful guidelines available about http://www.posters4research.com/templates.php
Free images can be found through creative commons.
Easel.ly has hundreds of customizable template to create infographics for your poster.
Once you have created your infographic, export your design using the high quality jpeg option. You will then be able to import it into your PowerPoint document.
Maine Law has a repository of images that may be useful for your academic poster. We can provide you any image used on our digital or printed footprint. You may also request any image located at https://www.storyblocks.com/ Please email email@example.com with the details of the image. We will download and send you the file.