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Design a poster (Beginner level)

As an educator you may want to design a poster to highlight important facts and/or concepts in your subject in the language and context your learners will understand. You can print this on many pages and you can glue then together for a big class poster. You will use Microsoft Publisher to create this poster.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Create a poster of your choice using the Microsoft Publisher.
- Choose the layout and size for your poster
- Add a border of any colour or width
- Choose a font you like and change the size
- Add pictures and resize them
- Save your work

Create your own poster - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Microsoft WordSee how »
2. Select the page orientation: Decide whether you would like a portrait or landscape layout. See how »
3. Choose a suitable font: Remember the font must be age appropriate and big enough to be seen across the room. See how »
4. Add a picture: Change the size of the picture so that it is visible from across the room. See how »
5. Remove picture background: Get rid of unwanted background detail to give the picture more impact.
See how »
6. Resize the picture: A picture makes a big impact – it should be appropriate and well proportioned.
See how »
7. Add a picture frame: You may like to frame the picture for extra effect. See how »
8. Change the picture text wrap stye: Will the picture overlap text or will text wrap around it? See how »
9. Crop the picture: It may be necessary to crop a picture in order to focus on essential elements. See how »
10. Save the file: Admire your work! Save your work regularly. See how »

Related scenarios

» Design a newsletter
» Design a certificate
» Create a presentation

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