# Really large poster in a0poster or other package

I am designing a poster for a conference (first one in many years). I am using a0poster, but the poster allows for two panels, one of which is 4 feet square, the other 4 feet by 2 feet, with a hinge between.

a0poster seems to have a maximum size of 33" by 46". I could make two posters, one a0 and one smaller, but is there a way to make it in one poster?

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See also How to create posters using LaTeX. –  Martin Scharrer Jul 27 '11 at 19:24

Beamerposter can handle custom page sizes, at least. Not sure about other classes, but since I already was using beamer for presentations, beamerposter was an easy transition.

Example (72" wide, 48" high):

important bit (lengths in cm by default, may be able to change to more comfortable units):

\usepackage[size=custom,width=182.88,height=121.92,scale=3]{beamerposter} % e.g. for custom size poster


Full example:

\documentclass[final]{beamer} % beamer 3.10: do NOT use option hyperref={pdfpagelabels=false} !
\mode<presentation> {  %% check http://www-i6.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~dreuw/latexbeamerposter.php for examples
}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsthm, amssymb, latexsym}
\usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif}
\boldmath
\usepackage[size=custom,width=182.88,height=121.92,scale=3]{beamerposter} % e.g. for custom size poster
\title[Giant Posters]{Making Giant Posters with \LaTeX}
\author[One \& Two]{First One and Second Two}
\institute[Big U]{Some Department, Big University}
\date{Jul. 27th, 2011}

\leavevmode

\begin{columns}[T]
\begin{column}{.02\paperwidth}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.7\paperwidth}
\vskip8ex
\raggedleft
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.25\paperwidth}
\vskip8ex
\begin{center}
Logo goes here.
\end{center}
\vskip2ex
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.02\paperwidth}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\vskip2ex
\end{beamercolorbox}

\rule{0pt}{3pt}
\end{beamercolorbox}
}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth]{upper separation line foot}
\rule{0pt}{3pt}
\end{beamercolorbox}

\leavevmode%
\texttt{http://www.bigu.edu/}
\hfill
\texttt{(one,two)@bigu.edu}
\vskip1ex
\end{beamercolorbox}
\vskip0pt%
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth]{lower separation line foot}
\rule{0pt}{3pt}
\end{beamercolorbox}
}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{}
\begin{columns}[t]
\begin{column}{0.32\textwidth}
\begin{block}{\large Fontsizes}
\centering
{\tiny tiny}\par
{\scriptsize scriptsize}\par
{\footnotesize footnotesize}\par
{\normalsize normalsize}\par
{\large large}\par
{\Large Large}\par
{\LARGE LARGE}\par
{\veryHuge veryHuge}\par
{\VeryHuge VeryHuge}\par
{\VERYHuge VERYHuge}\par
\end{block}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{0.65\textwidth}
\begin{block}{\large Other Things}
Other things go here.
\end{block}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

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Thanks! What a fast and thorough answer –  Peter Flom Jul 27 '11 at 20:13
I already used that basic poster in a class I ran earlier this year, so I just adjusted the size and stripped out the identifying information. –  Mike Renfro Jul 27 '11 at 21:54