- Yes, use a PPT slide, but change the page setup in the Design Tab on the ribbon to the size of your printed poster. That way your content is where it should be and your images are not pixelated nor your graphs, diagrams, etc. illegible and blurry.
- Make sure to carefully, and I mean CAREFULLY, read over your poster to check for errors as well as sizing issues before printing.
Yes - I could have avoided these issues by using a template and/or resizing a PPT slide, but sometimes I have to learn the hard way! Thankfully my friend Richard in IT is very kind and also willing to help me. It doesn't hurt that I bring him cookies from time to time ;)