Is there an office program I can use to create posters?

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  1. teach_each1

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    I *think* our LMS has the kids do it in excel but I'm not real keen on word processing in excel. Is there another way to create posters (really just 4 pages cut and put back together)?
     
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    If there is, I would love to know it! I just spend $85 on allposters.com this morning for 6 posters- ugh.
     
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    Not sure if this would help, but Jem has a link on her website where it looks like you can upload any kind of file and turn it into a poster as big as you want. You just tell it how many pages you want the poster to be then print them out and connect them...I think. Looks great to me..
    From Jem's Website: realclassroomideas.com
     
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    Thanks for the link- I'm going to give it a try!
     
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    If you have Office 2007, you can print a word document as a poster. It prints it as 4 pages you put together to make the poster. Click print. When the Print window opens, click properties. Choose the Page Setup tab. Under Page Layout choose Poster Printing. It's funny you should ask this because I just discovered it today! I already used it to make two posters to use next year. I don't know if this was available in earlier versions of word or not. I hope my directions aren't confusing. Let me know if it works for you.
     
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    ooh-thanks guys!
     
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    When I go to print there is something that says PAGES PER SHEET and you can do 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12. I am going to try this and see if it makes a poster when I get to school today.
     
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    For smaller (1 page) "artsy" posters, try typogenerator.com You enter text and it randomly creates funky images, if you don't like it, click it again and it creates something completely different ... it's fun. I covered our hallway bulletin board with the word of our mascot, the kids loved it.

    But, now I need to go explore MSOffice and see what I can do with posters! :)
     
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    the typogenerator is .net FYI, I had to find it! It's very cool so I'm glad I found it. Not sure how I will use it yet, as they are not really readable.
     
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    Thanks for correcting my address :) I had to try it a few times before it created a readable one ... the shorter the word the better your chances probably. Have fun!
     
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    On TeacherTube there is this video of a lady showing you how to make posters using Xcel. She shows you step by step processes. Interesting...

    ]]http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=a121ce581499d7b70166&page=1&viewtype=&category=[/URL]
     
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    PAGES PER SHEET does just the opposite. It shrinks the pages and puts 2,4,etc. on one sheet of paper. I've used this for things before. It can be handy.
     
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    Thanks for the link! I have seen posters made like this, but now I know how!
     
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    I found how to do it in both word and publisher (my most favorite word processer)! I made about 4 this afternoon-I can't wait to finish the rest!
     
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    How?
     
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    open up a page in either one and create your poster (just like you would an 8 1/2 x 11 sigh). When you go to print hit the properties tab and there will be (on the right) a poster printing drop down menu. You can select 2x2 (which will be 4 pages put together), 4x4 and more.
     
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    Microsoft Publisher will do it quite easily. I'm not sure I understand creating them in Excel unless they are graphs. Word will do it, but it is much easier in Publisher, which comes with the Student & Teacher version of Office.
     
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    If you have Print Shop on your computer, you can create what you want. When you click on print, select "output size" and make it as large as you want it. Of course, it takes a lot of ink if it is very colorful. You have to cut and paste the sheets together to make the poster when it's done printing.
     
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    I'm lucky with the printing. I can print color pages for .05 each at my mom's work
     
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    I also use Microsoft Publisher - just go to Page Setup and choose poster. You can easily customize how big you want it.
     
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    Great info, thanks! I can't wait to try all of these out!
     
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    you create the poster on one page and when you print (under properties and then finishing there is a poster pull down menu)
     
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    What kinds of posters are you guys making?
     

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