Saturday, February 9, 2013
Making Posters - PDF style
Here is my latest poster for my unit in the Redwood Forest. I have taken this beautiful drawing of the layers of the redwood forest by Cynthia Linsenbardt and enlarged it for this poster. Now I have a big version for the wall and the kids have their own little version in their notebooks. I am totally behind the curve, but for those of you that are there with me, here are the directions.
I rarely have time to even go to pee during the day, much less take a file over to the local copy place to be enlarged into a poster. Plus, my posters usually occur on a whim and I am not patient enough to wait around for my poster to be made when I can make it myself. So, I finally googled how to enlarge stuff and this is what I found...
STEP ONE: convert your picture to a PDF, if it isn't already
STEP TWO: open your PDF and select "print" from the File Menu
STEP THREE: go down to "page scaling" and use the drop down menu, choose to "tile" your pages
STEP FOUR: decide how much bigger you want it to be and change the tile scale percentage, if you play around a little with different numbers, it will show you how big/ how many pages it will be
STEP FIVE: print, cut, and glue your pages together
This is great for classroom mural projects, making things larger for anchor charts or walls, or just making your own posters!
Picture credit: Cynthia Linsenbardt, and the field notebook used by http://outdoorscience.com/