My default for writing anything that is longer than a page is LaTeX (possibly via org-mode, if it is short and simple). In fact, the bond that ties me to the LaTeX/Emacs combo is so strong that I want to use it even for texts that are exactly one page long, i.e. conference posters.
CTAN lists a lot of packages and frameworks for posters, but I found most of them too heavy/compl
ex. I don’t create a lot of conference posters and did not want to spend ages putting a few words and graphs on a sheet of glossy paper. At the end of the day, I decided to give beamerp
oster a spin. Beamerposter is an add-on that transforms my favourite presentation package into a poster printing machine. I did not really like the default themes, but Rob Hyndman has created a very alternative nice template that I adapted slightly.
I rather like the result and will go back to the package for the next poster.
5 thoughts on “Quick and Fancy Conference Posters with beamer/beamerposter”
This post has been reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/LaTeX/comments/m3kom/quick_and_fancy_conference_posters_with/ , which is something new for me. Commentators recommend a page devoted to beamerposter with nice additional examples. Here is the link: http://www-i6.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~dreuw/latexbeamerposter.php
There is also a googlegroup on beamerposter that might come handy if you are stuck: http://groups.google.com/group/beamerposter