How to Make a Poster Banner

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How to Make a Poster Banner
Making poster banners is an easy task that can be accomplished at home. (savings banner image by tomdesigner from

The main difference between a banner and a poster is that a banner is longer than it is wider. A poster is a fixed rectangular or square form. Use Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 to create a banner, a poster, or a custom publication using different page lengths and widths. Using this tool, you can print banners as long as 10 feet. If you don't have long banner paper or poster-size paper, you can choose to print your banner regular-size paper and then print the banner on multiple pages, which you can then assemble into a banner.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
  • Long banner paper or poster sheets
  • Printer
  • Pictures for the banner or poster

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  1. 1

    Launch Microsoft Office Publisher 2007.

  2. 2

    Select "Banners" or "Posters" as your publication type in the "Publication Types" list and select the design you want from the "Banners" or "Posters" gallery.

  3. 3

    Customise your banner. Select the options you want to use for your banner from the "Customize" and "Options" menus. You can customise colours, page size and fonts.

  4. 4

    Click "Create" to create the banner. You will see a blank banner page with a placeholder for your text and graphics.

  5. 5

    Open the "Change Page Size" option of the "Format Publication" task pane, and select the page size.

  6. 6

    In the "Format Publication" task pane, select the colour for your banner from the "Color Schemes" menu option. In the same task pane, select the font.

  7. 7

    Choose an image for the banner. Select the empty picture frame and the "Change Picture" option from the context menu. Select the "Clip Art" option from the "Change Picture" menu to search for and add clip art to your banner. You can also add a file from your computer, by selecting the "Graphics Manager" option in the "Change Picture" menu. (Reference 1)

  8. 8

    Complete your banner and save it as a publisher file.

  9. 9

    Print your banner. Select the page size to print from the Print Setup menu. To determine if your printer supports banner size paper, review the paper options in the "Paper on the Publication" and the "Paper Settings" tab in the "Print" dialogue box. (Reference 1)

Tips and warnings

  • You can add different colours or images if you are making the banner for a special occasion.
  • The better paper quality you use, the better the final product will be.
  • Note that if your banner exceeds 10 feet, lines, gradients and border art might not be printed.

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