Can I upload a PowerPoint or PDF poster directly to an iPoster?


There is no function for uploading a poster in another format directly to an iPoster.

But there’s good news: many – if not most – of our authors have their source content in other formats like PDF, PowerPoint, Keynote, Word and other documents. They simply pick an iPoster template that works for the way their presentation is organised, and then transfer the content into the iPoster Content Boxes. It can go pretty quickly – just follow this method:

Enter your texts and images separately.


You can copy and paste text from your source, directly into a content box.


All images should be inserted using the Insert Image tool, which you will  find on the toolbar of each content box.

IMPORTANT: Images must be in JPG, PNG or GIF format
. When inserting images, remember that images will expand to their full size when tapped by visitors to your iPoster or by you during your presentation. So, make sure your images are as large as possible – up to 1920 x1080 pixels. And if possible, use the original images for best quality. If they are not available, take screen shots of your images, but zoom in before you take them so that, again, they are as large as possible.

Treat diagrams, charts, tables, etc the same way
. Either export them from their source program as JPG or PNG, or take a screen shot. Make them as large as possible, and then import them into your iPoster. That way they will expand to make it easy for your visitors to view them.

Remember that an iPoster can contain so much more than a PDF or Powerpoint, so try to take advantage of this by including:

  • videos
  • sound files
  • links to dynamic external information (e.g. online data sets, visualizations, etc
  • include as much content as you feel is necessary to present your research with the detail it deserves. There are no limits to content. As soon as you exceed the apparent physical space of a content box, it will scroll.

One last tip.

As you proceed, check your work by clicking on the Preview button. You’ll get a close approximation of how your iPoster will look on the HD screens, and can text all of the functionality: Content boxes and images expand when clicked, videos play correctly, external links connect, etc.


Be sure to view our tutorials, which will give you a broad overview of the iPoster system.

Our Editing Quick guide will explain all of the editing tools.