I had prepared a paper for an IEEE Conf. Now, it's required to prepare a poster for presenting my work.

Some of guidelines of preparing poster are as follow:

  1. Poster Space: Plan on using an area that consists of two side-by-side bulletin boards, each 1.2 m tall x 2.4 m wide (4 × 8ft).

2.The title of your paper should appear in block letters, which are at least 10 cm high (4 in). The remaining text should be at least 5 cm high (2 in) to be easily legible to viewers who are standing as far as 2 meters away. Each graph or chart should be at least 27 × 21 cm (11 × 8.5 in) with text that is also readable from 2 meters away.Provide an Introduction or Outline, and Summary or Conclusion.

How can I change my paper size from a4 to guideline1? I added the following line


to change my paper size.

How can I change title and text font size?

this is my title :

\title{\LARGE My Title}

and how can I change its font size?

  • Also have a look at the beamerposter package. You can find a lot of examples on this page. Warning, a little bit of pain required to customize the headline :) Start reading the theme files first. – percusse Apr 25 '12 at 11:45
  • there are quite a few latex poster packages which may be of use you; see e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/341/… – prettygully Apr 25 '12 at 22:34

If you need to make titles and text really big, consider using the fix-cm package:


Then, when you want to specify the text size you can write:

   \title{{\fontsize{200}{240}\selectfont Your text here}}

Work on the two numbers to adjust the size.

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  • I tried {\fontsize{2000}{2400}\selectfont \title{ title goese here} } but it didn't work out :( . – amir Apr 25 '12 at 11:47
  • You need to nest in the other way around: \title{{\fontsize{200}{240}\selectfont Your text here}} – gcedo Apr 25 '12 at 11:55
  • Thanks Edo. But it's difficult to change text font size in this way because I need to exclude fig. captions and ... separately. Can you suggest another solution? – amir Apr 25 '12 at 12:01
  • Another problem is that it did n't work out with abstract and keywords sections – amir Apr 26 '12 at 8:27

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