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Using PowerPoint for Posters
Several tutorials on how to use PowerPoint to creat a poster. This is one of the most common tools, largely because the majority of people have easy access to PowerPoint. These cover setting up the slide appropriately, sizing, and formatting.
Other Editing Software
Microsoft Publisher Tutorial
Microsoft's instructions on how to use Publisher to create a poster or other large-format publication.
Scribus Tutorial from UMass
Scribus is an open source desktop publishing program. This tutorial from UMass details how to use it for poster design.
Tools for Graphs & Charts