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PPT 2007 Slide Size Limit

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Hello! - I am attempting to create a poster for a forthcoming conference. I

have never done this before in a way that creates a single giant poster that

I can print on a poster printer, but it has become the most common way to do

them lately. In my discussions with people that have done this before, many

have done it in PowerPoint and recommend it. The size limit we have for this

poster is 48" x 96"; I would like to make it a bit smaller than that (say,

48" x 84"), but PowerPoint 2007, which I only had installed last week, won't

let me set a page size with anything wider than 56" (or, at least, I have not

found a way around that absurdly small number). Is there a workaround for

this, or do I need to abandon PowerPoint and move to a graphics program

instead to get the size I need? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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    • Yes, 56" on a side is the largest you can do in PPT natively. You can either

      move your poster creation to a different application (Publisher would be my

      suggestion). If you really want to stay with PPT, you can set up your slide

      size to have the same proportions as the desired printed page and then print

      to the larger size paper using "Scale to fit paper" (found in the lower part

      of the print dialog).

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      Kathy Jacobs, Microsoft MVP OneNote and PowerPoint

      Author of Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint

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      "dinogami" <dinogami.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:3BF7B4AC-9E9A-4F0C-B6B3-51ECCA1E5167.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > Hello! - I am attempting to create a poster for a forthcoming conference.

      > I

      > have never done this before in a way that creates a single giant poster

      > that

      > I can print on a poster printer, but it has become the most common way to

      > do

      > them lately. In my discussions with people that have done this before,

      > many

      > have done it in PowerPoint and recommend it. The size limit we have for

      > this

      > poster is 48" x 96"; I would like to make it a bit smaller than that (say,

      > 48" x 84"), but PowerPoint 2007, which I only had installed last week,

      > won't

      > let me set a page size with anything wider than 56" (or, at least, I have

      > not

      > found a way around that absurdly small number). Is there a workaround for

      > this, or do I need to abandon PowerPoint and move to a graphics program

      > instead to get the size I need? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:46:00 GMT
    • Print posters or other large format output

      http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00537.htm

      --

      Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com

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      "dinogami" <dinogami.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:3BF7B4AC-9E9A-4F0C-B6B3-51ECCA1E5167.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > Hello! - I am attempting to create a poster for a forthcoming conference.

      > I

      > have never done this before in a way that creates a single giant poster

      > that

      > I can print on a poster printer, but it has become the most common way to

      > do

      > them lately. In my discussions with people that have done this before,

      > many

      > have done it in PowerPoint and recommend it. The size limit we have for

      > this

      > poster is 48" x 96"; I would like to make it a bit smaller than that (say,

      > 48" x 84"), but PowerPoint 2007, which I only had installed last week,

      > won't

      > let me set a page size with anything wider than 56" (or, at least, I have

      > not

      > found a way around that absurdly small number). Is there a workaround for

      > this, or do I need to abandon PowerPoint and move to a graphics program

      > instead to get the size I need? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:46:00 GMT