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    How to create a poster with Word

    Create a poster with Word on your computer

    create a poster with Word on computer, you must first start the program by selecting its icon from the Windows Start menu or the macOS Launchpad. Then he presses the button New and on the option New document.

    At this point, you need to set the size of your worksheet: open, then, the menu layoutclick on your button Sizes, presses on the voice Other sheet sizes and, in the window that opens, select the option Sizes Custom from the menu Size and change the values Width e Height choosing the size you prefer (eg. 29,7 x 42 cm ).



    How to create a poster with Word

    Once you have defined the size of the worksheet, open the menu Planning and select the item Page color to choose the background color you prefer to use. In the menu that opens, hover the mouse cursor over the various colors available in the palette, so as to try them directly on the worksheet.

    If you want to use another colors, press the corresponding option and create the color variant you like best. Pressing on the voice Fill Effects ...instead, you can set one shade, a plot, an reason, and so on.

    After choosing the color of the sheet, open the menu Inserisci and add images, forms, icon, etc. by pressing on one of the buttons located in the upper left corner. To add text, on the other hand, press the button Text box ▾ located at the top right (always from the menu Inserisci), select the voice Draw text box present in the menu that opens and then draw the text box at the desired point.



    How to create a poster with Word

    Then type the text with which you want to advertise the event or activity to be proposed in the poster and change the formatting by going to the tab Home and then choosing the font, dimensions, colour and so on using the buttons and menus located at the top left.

    How to create a poster with Word

    When you are satisfied with the result, press the button Fillet located in the upper left corner, click on the item Save with name and choose the path and format of the output file you made.

    Does it seem a bit too complicated to create a poster from scratch? Unfortunately, Microsoft does not offer preset poster templates, but only flyers, invitations and so on. If you really want to try to use one of the templates in question (although their dimensions are not optimized for the type of work you have to complete), you can try to change their size and layout later, even if the result does not always could be optimal.

    Word Online

    How to create a poster with Word

    If you want to make a poster with Word Online, the web application of the famous video writing software that can be used for free on the main browsers, know that you can do it without problems, as long as you have already created a Microsoft account (if not, you can fix it by following the instructions I have provided in the guide that I linked to you just now).


    Word Online, as you may already know, “leans” on OneDrive, the cloud storage service of the Redmond giant and, therefore, if you intend to modify a document that already exists within it, you must first upload it to OneDrive and then modify it with the Word web application. To do this, you need to connect to the OneDrive home page, press the button Go to my OneDrive (if necessary), log into your Microsoft account and drag the file you want to edit online into the browser window.


    Once the file upload is complete, click on the document that you uploaded to OneDrive just now, so that it automatically opens in Word Online. As for the actions to be performed to create the poster, all you have to do is follow more or less the steps I gave you in the previous chapter, as the Web version of Word does not differ much from its desktop counterpart, even if it is a bit 'poorer' in functions, as it does not allow you to change the color of the pages and make other more 'important' changes to documents.

    As for the creation of a new document, however, all you have to do is connect to the start page of Word Online and double-click on the box New blank document. The rest of the operations to be performed are in common with Word for Windows and macOS.

    Create a poster with Word on smartphones and tablets

    How to create a poster with Word


    Because of your work you are always around and would like to know if it is possible to make a poster with Word on smartphones and tablets? Sure you can! In some ways, this is not the most "comfortable" solution you can adopt, but it is still a viable path: thanks to the official Word app for Android and iOS, which can be used for free on all devices with the same or smaller size to 10.1 ″.

    If you have a device with dimensions greater than those I have just indicated and / or if you want to take advantage of all the features of the mobile version of Word, you must subscribe to a subscription plan to Office 365, starting from 7 euro / month o 69 euro / year. More info here.

    The operation of Word on smartphones and tablets is quite intuitive. As for the tablet version of the app, there is not much to say, as its interface is tabbed, like the desktop counterpart of the program, and therefore you can use it by practically following the same instructions I gave you in the chapter dedicated to the latter.


    Regarding the use of the version of Word for smartphoneInstead, you need to familiarize yourself with the app interface adapted to devices with a smaller screen. After starting the application and pressing the button New placed at the bottom left, presses on the item Blank document. Alternatively, go to the tab apri and choose an existing file to edit. You can open files from your device memory or from supported cloud storage services (OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).

    Then press the button (...) located on the right and, in the menu that opens, tap on the tab Home and presses on the voice layout. On the next screen, tap on the item Sizes and select the size you want to assign to the poster you are about to create. Once this is done, press the tab again layout and select one of the other available tabs, based on the elements you want to add in the document: Home to format the text; Inserisci, to add images, tables, text boxes, shapes, icons, etc .; Design, to access the app's drawing tools, and so on.

    Once you have completed your work and are satisfied with the final result, press the symbol of arrow located at the top left, presses on the item Save ... from the menu that opens and choose the location to save the document. Simple, right?

    How to create a poster with Word

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