Basic “Hello World” baposter Poster.

Finished my second poster using the baposter class in LaTeX. As with the first time, it took a little while to set up the poster style. In the end I found it a lot easier to strip down one of the examples on the baposter website. This gave me a really simple poster….

I then worked on building this up to get precisely the poster style I wanted. I found it a lot easier to experiment with a basic template, than adapt straight from the more complicated examples around on the web.

Below is the tex code for this poster. I have also put in comments for each of the options available. Hopefully you can run this code fairly easily to get the same poster, and then play around to develop your own style. There are two things you will need in the directory where you save the .tex file below to replicate the poster… 1) the baposter.cls file from the Brian Amberg’s baposter website 2) the┬árolling-stones.pdf file (get it here). Let me know in the comments if you have any problems or find any other options?

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% Class Options (see http://www.brian-amberg.de/uni/poster/baposter/baposter_guide.pdf for more details)
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% a0paper               % paper size (choose one)
% a1paper               %
% a2paper               %
% a3paper               %
% a4paper               %
% archE                 %
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% paperwidth = length   % alternative to paper size eg paperwidth=100cm
% paperheight = length  %
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% landscape             % paper orientation (choose one)
% portrait              %       
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% margin = length       % give length e.g. margin=2cm
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% fontscale = number    % font size
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% showframe             % frame for debugging
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\documentclass[a0paper,landscape]{baposter}
\usepackage{graphicx} %to insert pictures
\usepackage{color} %to set colors
\usepackage{helvet} %to use helvet font
\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault} %set default font to sans-serif for entire document.
  
\begin{document}
\begin{poster}{
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% Poster Environment Options (see http://www.brian-amberg.de/uni/poster/baposter/baposter_guide.pdf for more details)
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% grid = true               % grid for helping design  (choose one)
% grid = false              %
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% columns = number          % number of columns (default 4 in landscape and 3 in portrait format, maximum number is 6)
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% colspacing = length       % space betweeen columns e.g. colspacing=0.5cm
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% headerheight = length     % height of poster header (not boxes in poster), default value is 0.1\textheight
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% background = plain        % background type set as bgColorOne
% background = shade-lr     % background type shades from bgColorOne to bgColorTwo
% background = shade-tb     % background type shades from bgColorOne to bgColorTwo
% background = user         % background from user picture, (set as \background{...})
% background = none         % no background
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% bgColorOne = color name   % backgound color 1
% bgColorTWO = color name   % backgound color 2 (used for shading)
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% eyecatcher = true         % eyecatcher image (choose one)
% eyecatcher = false        %
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grid=false,
columns=4,
colspacing=0.5cm,
headerheight=0.1\textheight,
background=plain,
bgColorOne=white,
bgColorTwo=red,
eyecatcher=false,
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% Posterbox Environment Options (see http://www.brian-amberg.de/uni/poster/baposter/baposter_guide.pdf for more details)
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% borderColor = color             % box border color
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% headerColorOne = color          % box header color 1
% headerColorTwo = color          % box header color 2
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% textborder = none               % lower box border type/shape (choose one)
% textborder = bars               %
% textborder = coils              %
% textborder = triangles          %
% textborder = rectangle          %
% textborder = rounded            %
% textborder = faded              %
% textborder = roundedsmall       %
% textborder = roundedleft        %
% textborder = roundedright       %
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% headerborder = none             % upper box border type (choose one)
% headerborder = closed           %
% headerborder = open             %
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% headershape = rectangle         % upper box border shape (choose one)
% headershape = small-rounded     %
% headershape = roundedright      %
% headershape = roundedleft       %
% headershape = rounded           %
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% headershade = plain             % upper box shading type (choose one)
% headershade = shade-lr          % left to right
% headershade = shade-tb          % top to bottom
% headershade = shade-tb-inverse  %
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% boxshade = shade-lr             % lower box shading type (choose one)
% boxshade = shade-tb             %
% boxshade = plain                %
% boxshade = none                 %
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% headerfont = font               % font type in box header
% headerFontColor = color         % font color in box header
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% linewidth = length              % width of box border lines
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borderColor=black,
headerColorOne=red,
headerColorTwo=red,
textborder=roundedsmall,
headerborder=closed,
headershape=roundedright,
headershade=plain,
boxshade=none,
headerfont=\sc,
headerFontColor=white,
linewidth=0.15cm
}
%%
%% POSTER HEADER
%%
% Eye Catcher Images to go left of your title.
{\includegraphics[height=0.1\textheight]{rolling-stones.pdf}} %will not show if put eyecatcher=false
% Title
{Poster Title}
% Author
{Author}
% Logo
{\includegraphics[height=0.1\textheight]{rolling-stones.pdf}}
  
%%
%% POSTER CONTENTS
%%
% BOX 1
\headerbox{Box 1}{name=box1,column=0,row=0}{
blah
}
% BOX 2
\headerbox{Box 2}{name=box2,column=0,below=box1}{
blah blah
}
% BOX 3
\headerbox{Box 3}{name=box3,column=1}{
blah blah blah
}
% BOX 4
\headerbox{Box 4}{name=box4,column=1,below=box3,span=2}{
blah blah blah, blah blah blah
}
% BOX 5
\headerbox{Box 5}{name=box5,column=2}{
blah blah
}
% BOX 6
\headerbox{Box 6}{name=box6,column=3}{
blah blah blah blah
}
\end{poster}
\end{document}

LaTeX Template for Ph.D. Thesis, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton

This is a LaTeX Template based on the code used for my Thesis.tex document submitted in the School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton (April 2009). I had to develop this myself as I (and others in my Ph.D. cohort) had no contact with previous LaTeX users from the school.

This is the raw .tex file. I have cut out most of the text to leave the bones of the LaTeX commands. (Click on Kingsley Royal LaTeX icon). The entire thesis is available online, link in this post.

I tried to keep within the formatting guidelines laid out in the Completion of Research Degree Candidature book of the University of Southampton and did not receive any problems in my viva.

Feel free to use this as a template. Let me know if you add any developments and I will update the template accordingly.