It's hard to find an academic poster template that's got what you need. But making an academic poster from scratch can be difficult and it may not end up looking the way you want it to. There's a solution!
Using a premium template is the easiest way to create an academic poster in Google Slides. Just choose the poster template that you like, add your information, and make any customization you want.
Google Slides makes it easy to customize your template and turn it into a poster. In this tutorial, discover how to make a poster on Google Slides using a professionally designed template from Envato Elements. Then, I’ll show you five multipurpose templates that can be turned into academic posters. Last, you’ll read about some common questions and answers concerning Google Slides.
Find Great Poster Templates on Envato Elements
You probably don’t have time to create an academic poster in Google Slides. You especially don’t have time to create a professional-looking academic poster.
So, you might wonder if there's an easy way to make an academic poster in Google Slides. There is!
The best place to find academic poster Google Slides templates is Envato Elements. It's a subscription service where you pay a low monthly free to get unlimited access to premium templates, stock images, fonts, and much more.
Every Envato Elements template is made by professionals. So, you get the most professional-looking and stylish templates. Downloading a template gives you an excellent base to start with so that you won’t waste time trying to create your own academic poster.
Now let's look at some detailed instructions on how to make a poster on Google Slides.
How to Make an Academic Poster on Google Slides
There aren’t many Academic Poster templates for Google Slides out there. So, in this tutorial you'll learn how to use a Google Slides template and turn it into an academic poster. Let's use the Trize Multipurpose Google Slides Template from Envato Elements.
In this tutorial, slide two will be used. Here's what the slide looks like without edits:
You can make a poster from a Google Slides template. Just follow some steps to turn a slide into an academic poster:
1. Convert the Template From PowerPoint to Google Slides
When you get your Google Slides template, it'll open as a PowerPoint template. To get your template into Google Slides, you need to go to Google Drive first. Then, click on the +New button in the left top corner of your window.
When you click on the +New button, a menu drops down. From the drop-down menu, click on the File upload option. This brings up a file finder on your computer. Locate the file or the template you want to use and double-click on it.
When you double-click and the file is uploaded, a window pops up in the bottom right corner of your screen. Click on the name of your template. This causes it to open in Google Slides. Next, choose a slide that you’ll think will make the best poster.
When you’re making your poster, you need to set the page size in order for your poster to look like a poster. To change the size of your slide, click on the File button in the menu bar.
When you click on the File button a menu drops down. Click on the Page setup option from the dropdown menu. When you click on the Page setup option, a window pops up. Click Custom to change the size of your poster.
In the Page setup window that pops up there are two fields. The first field is the Width field the second field is the Height field.
Enter the width and height into the boxes. Next, click Apply to save the changes.
Depending on the type of poster you’re making, there are common dimensions that the poster will have. Here are some common poster dimensions:
- academic poster templates. 36x48 inches
- movie posters. 24x36 inches
- average-sized poster. 18x24 inches
3. Customize Your Poster
There are many ways you can customize the slide to look like a poster. But first you need to replace the text that the slide came with and add your own.
To replace the text, highlight the text that you want to get rid of. After the text is highlighted, press Delete on your keyboard. This gets rid of the text in that text box, and you can replace it with your own.
Another way to customize your slide is to add more text. To add more text, you’ll need to add a new text box.
To do this, click on the Insert button in the menu bar.
When you click on Insert, a menu drops down. Select the Text box option. Next, click where you want your new text box and adjust as needed.
Next, you may want to delete an object. To delete an unwanted object, click on the object you want to delete. When the object is selected, press Delete on your keyboard.
3. Choose a Background Color
A huge way to customize your poster is to change the background. This is optional; if you like the background color of your slide, you can keep it. To change the background color, click on the background of the slide, then click on the Fill color button in the toolbar.
When you click on the fill color button, a color menu will dropdown. Click on the color that you want.
5. Print Your Poster
The next important step is printing your poster. Make sure that you've got a printer that can print poster size and that it's got the right paper in the printer. To print, click File in the menu bar.
When you click on File a menu drops down. The last option in the menu is Print. Click on the Print option.
When you click Print, a pop-up window will appear. In this window, click on the Pages field.
A dialog box drops down. Click Custom and enter the slide number of the slide you made your poster of.
When you’re done, click the blue Print button in the bottom right corner of your window.
5 Great Envato Elements Templates to Use as Academic Poster Templates on Google Slides
Ready to get started on your academic poster? Here are some Google Slides templates from Envato Elements that would work well as academic poster templates:
This minimal template could be used as an academic poster easily. To add an image, drag and drop the image into the picture placeholder. This template comes with 30 slides that you can choose from for your poster.
The Kacell Multipurpose template is a professional template. Here are some features of this template:
- ten different color schemes
- over 200 slides
- graphs, charts, mockups
- picture placeholders
The Kacell template can be easily made into a poster. Plus, because this template comes with graphs and charts, you can create an informational poster.
The Roara Multipurpose template comes with 50 unique slides that are easily editable. Also, this template comes with two different theme options. Easily add an image by dragging and dropping an image of your choice into the image placeholder.
The Looqis Color presentation template is a perfect option for you if you want to have a colorful poster. Here are some features of this template:
- 30 unique slides
- HD slides
- picture placeholders
- easily editable
Tamara Google Slides Presentation is a pastel-themed template. This template comes with over 50 unique slides, any one of which you could choose as your poster. The Tamara template also comes with icons that you can use to add visual interest to your poster. Easily add an image by dropping your image into the picture placeholder.
Google Slides FAQ
Not everyone is comfortable with Google Slides. Reading a helpful Google Slides tutorial guide lets you learn more about Google Slides. But you might still have questions. Here are some common Google Slides questions and answers:
1. Can I Make Infographics in Google Slides?
You can make your own infographics in Googles slides, or you can use a premium infographic template from Envato Elements or GraphicRiver.
The benefit of using a template is that your infographic will look more professional. Templates also save time because they give you a good base to work with. Learn more in this tutorial:
- How to Make a Great Infographic With Google Slides Using a Template (+Video)Sharon Hurley Hall14 Jun 2021
2. How Do I Change the Theme Colors in Google Slides?
Maybe you have a template, but you don’t like the colors or want to change the colors to your brand's colors. You can change the theme colors by clicking on the Background button in the toolbar. For a more in-depth tutorial, read this article:
3. How Do I Add More Fonts to Google Slides?
To add more fonts to Google Slides, you need to download the fonts at google.com/fonts. Next, you need to use the font explorer to find the font that you downloaded. For more information on how to add fonts to Google Slides, here's an informative article:
4. How Do I Make a Chart in Google Slides?
Envato Elements and GraphicRiver have premium templates that come with charts. By using a template, you save time because you aren’t making the chart from scratch. For more information, read this article:
- How to Make Great Charts (& Graphs) in Google Slides: With 3 Easy Template ExamplesSarah Joy10 Jun 2019
5. How Do I Get Rid of a Text Box in Google Slides?
Textboxes are how you add more text to your slide. To delete a textbox on Google Slides, all you need to do is press Delete on your keyboard.
Here's an article that'll go in-depth on how to delete a text box:
More Google Slides Posters
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- How to Make a Poster for an Event (Using a Template)Dom Hennequin06 Jul 2021
Design a Google Slides Academic Poster Today!
In this tutorial, you saw that it’s possible to create an academic poster in Google Slides. You’ve seen that it's easier to use a professionally made template that was already made to impress.
Remember to choose a template that has a design that'll work for a poster. It’s best to use multipurpose templates or neutral templates.
Envato Elements and GraphicRiver both have professionally designed premium templates that'll save you time. Using premium templates saves you time because you start with a good base for your poster.
Consider using a Google slides premium template for your next academic poster project to get a head start.