# Beamer , conference poster change the header area

I am making a conference poster using a template provided in this link. http://www.njohnston.ca/2009/08/latex-poster-template/

I want to reduce the size of the header area ( Title area), may be by reducing the font size and spacing. How can I change those parameters?

• if you look in beamerthemeconfposter.sty (provided in the .zip file in your link) you should be able to tweak lines 182-201 to suit your needs Nov 12 '13 at 20:26
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As @cmhughes pointed out in his comment, you can tweak the beamerthemeconfposter.sty. Just include the following lines somewhere after \usetheme{confposter}. The lines you might first want to try changing them are marked with % CHANGE this line ...

%==============================================================================
% build the poster title
%==============================================================================
\leavevmode
\begin{columns}
\begin{column}{\linewidth}
\vskip1cm
\centering
\Huge % CHANGE this line for the size of the title
{\textbf{\inserttitle}}\\[0.5ex]}
\Large % CHANGE this line for the size of the author
{\insertauthor}\\[1ex]}
\large % CHANGE this line for the size of the institut
{\insertinstitute}\\[1ex]}
\vskip1cm
\end{column}
\vspace{1cm}
\end{columns}
\vspace{0.5in} % CHANGE this line for the space between your title and the horizontal rule
\hspace{0.5in}\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=47in,colsep=0.15cm]{cboxb}\end{beamercolorbox}
\vspace{0.1in} % CHANGE this line for the space between your horizontal rule and your main body
}