- hp poster printer in psych IT area has roll paper width of 1065 mm
- VSS 2011: Posterboards are 4’ (121.92 cm) tall x 8’ (243.84 cm) wide, however usable space is 228cm x 106cm
- EPC 2011: poster sizes A0 portrait 84.1 x 118.9, or A1 any orientation 59 x 84
Bizarre printing problems, color stopping in middle of images etc., as with Pages: If you want to complex shapes and pictures, please group that object into a picture (because that object has two layouts is too awesome :) ). If you still lost some contents in your poster, the final weapon to fix the problem is to click the "advanced" button and then click print "as a image" when you printing with a PDF document. (but in this way, it takes more time.)
Making Diagrams and Figures (not graphs)
Inkscape is a free open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
Alex uses Keynote for simple drawings, and Keynote or better Pages for posters with many drawings. Powerpoint is also a possibility. Both can be frustrating for precision drawing
The university has a site license for Adobe Illustrator. It comes with the Adobe CS5 suite which you can download from here. You'll need a staff unikey to proceed.
Preserving high resolution
From an Excel graph, worked to paste it into Keynote, annotate with text. Export Keynote to PDF.From R, save image command, which yields PNG. But unfortunately it is not infinitely high resolution (not entirely a vector art). But seems good enough, can import into Keynote.