hi everyone! while i am using this forum to deal with all the application stress, thought i'd also take advantage of it for some advice on the other stressful activity currently in my life: working on my first "real" poster. (i've done them before, just not for a conference.) a) does anyone recommend a program other than Powerpoint? My advisor wants me to be able to print something larger than Powerpoint's max (56 x 56) but i'm not psyched about re-creating what i already have in another program unless it's pretty easy... b) is it a big deal to show up with a poster smaller that the board provided? that is, if the board provided is like 8 ft wide, will i look like an idiot with a 56" wide poster? my advisor seems to think so, which is why she wants to me make the poster bigger. but i'm thinking, doesn't almost everyone use Powerpoint and therefore will anyone have an 8ft wide poster?? any thoughts or advice? thanks a bunch!