This how-to document is useful if you are running Microsoft Word on either a Mac or PC. If some of the instructions don't make sense for your version and/or operating system, please post a comment below. Thanks!

  1. Download the poster version you want to use first and save it to somewhere you can easily find later. Your desktop or Downloads folders will do fine. If you don't have a poster downloaded yet, do that first! 
  2. Place the image
    1. Insert > Picture > from file
    2. Drag & Drop from finder/explorer
  3. Format the picture by double clicking on it or Right Click > Format Picture
  4. Click on the 'Size' tab or section.
  5. Scale the image by changing the 'Height' to 100%. The width should also automatically change to 100%. Your image won't be centered or look quite right yet.
  6. Change the 'Layout' by clicking on the 'layout' section or tab.
  7. Select the 'Behind text' option.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Move your image by clicking on it and dragging it into position, or clicking on it and using the arrow keys to move it to be lined up with the page boundaries.
  10. Next, we'll add a text box to the template. Click on Tools > Insert Text-box
  11. Drag the text box to fit the area on the template you want to add text to. If you don't get it right the first time, you can resize it by clicking on the edge and dragging the corners until it fits.
  12. Add your text to the text box. Add a picture if you want. Add another text box even! 
  13. We recommend using Sans Serif fonts like 'Arial' or 'Helvetica' for the text.
  14. Save the document as a .doc.
  15. If you're sending it to a printer to print, Save the document as a PDF. (Save As > Format 'PDF')