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A number of colleges and schools have plotters for student use. These include the College of Natural Sciences and the School of Architecture. There may be restrictions on the use of the plotter, so you may also need to explore off-campus options such as copy centers. Please contact each site directly well in advance of the time you need to print.

Transferring between computers

If you design your poster on a Mac and transfer it to a PC for printing, or vice versa, you may experience unexpected changes in the layout or fonts.

To be absolutely safe from last-minute formatting trouble, convert your poster file into PDF format before transferring it to the computer from which you will print. You can do this by going to File > Print and selecting “Print to PDF” or “Save as PDF.”

Saving to PDF on a Mac will ensure that any special fonts you’ve used will be embedded in the resulting file, meaning that they should show up as intended when the file is opened and printed on another computer. To do this in Windows, be sure to check the “embed fonts” option when you convert to PDF.

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