Poster Template

This downloadable HSPH Poster Template is for a color poster that is 36″ high x 42″ wide. Any of the three slides in this template can be used “as is” or modified to meet your own design goals.

  • The first slide includes basic formatting guidance; there are two additional slides with simple design ideas.
  • Margins: Make sure all content is within the 1″ margins to avoid losing material if the poster is trimmed slightly within the margin.
  • Design elements based on the Harvard Chan visual identity guidelines include the School’s color palette and recommended system fonts, Georgia and Arial. Additional logos can be downloaded if needed.
  • Size: The template is designed in the full size so that you can view the quality of features such as photos at 100% and make adjustments if needed. For example, a photo with a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) can be enlarged without losing quality, but a low resolution photo taken from a website will be blurry, or pixelated, when enlarged, and will detract from your presentation.
  • Resizing: If you require a different size poster, you should change Width and Height before doing any other design work, by going by going to Design > Page Setup.
  • Ruler, Guidelines, and Guides: These are made visible through the View tab to help you lay out your poster. They will NOT print. You can turn them off by un-checking those boxes; or you can preview your poster by viewing it as a Slide Show.