4. Fitting your content to the available surface of your scientific poster

Topic: Learn how to automatically make your content to fit exactly into the available poster surface.

You have created your poster and notice that your content occupies a smaller surface than the available dimensions, resulting in some empty space at the bottom of the last column.

Spot the Poster Optimizer in the toolbar.

The Poster Optimizer consists of two controls and a text field. The first control increases the surface occupied by your content, while the second decreases it. The value field represents the step by which this change is applied. For example using a step of 1 and an increase, you increase the surface covered by your content by just a little. This is ideal if your content leaves just a tiny bit of space in the end of the last column, uncovered. Similarly, use a step of 3 or 4 if you would like a bigger increase in the surface covered by your content.

If the empty or unused surface at the end of your poster is small as in this example, use a step of 1 and click on "Increase…". If the empty surface is larger your may use a higher step value.

Notice that the space occupied by your content has increased perfectly filling the poster surface.

Note: While the "Typography" pallette lets you change the font size in individual sections of your poster, Poster Optimizer lets you adjust the space your content occupies in the whole poster. At the same time Poster Optimizer automatically adjusts a variety of typographic parameters such as line-height and paragraph space, in order to ensure maximum readability and a typographically aesthetical result.

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