Posters are a visual medium.
Minimize text - use images and graphs instead.
Keep text elements to 50 words or fewer.
Use phrases rather than full sentences.
Use an active voice.
Avoid jargon (depends somewhat on audience).
Left-justify text; avoid centering and right-justifying text.
Use a serif font (e.g., Times) for most text - easier to read.
Sans-serif font (e.g., Helvetica) OK for titles and headings
Text should be at least 24 point in text, 36 for headings.
Pay attention to text size in figures - it must also be large.
Title should be at least 5cm tall.
Minimize text and make it large!!
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Helpful hint: If you print your poster on a
standard sheet of paper,
you should be able to read all of it - including text in figures - comfortably.
If you can't, your text is too small.