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Creating nested lists

I want to nest a list inside a list.

1. Start by writing the items in the first list:

2. Select the text:

3. Click the bulleted list button, the list is created:

4. Continue by adding the items that should be nested:

5. Selected the text:

6. Press Tab on the keyboard, this will indent the selected text:

7. Continue the same way if you want further nesting:

If you want to return to the original, unindented list, press Shift+Tab:

My text is not showing properly (or not all) in Preview

Everything looks fine on my template, but when I look at my iPoster in Preview, the text isn’t showing at all, or the formatting is wrong.

This is probably because there was some hidden “junk code” in the document you copied and pasted from and it is preventing your text from displaying as it should. To clean up the code, there are a number of different “fixes”.

Here’s the easiest:

  1. In the template, drag your cursor over the texts that are not displaying to highlight them.
  2. Click on the “Remove Formatting” icon.                                                                                             
  3. Check Preview to see if the text is now displaying. If so, go back to your template and format it as you would like, using the formatting tools in the Content Box Toolbar.

If your text is still not displaying properly, try the following:

  1. If there are images in the textbox, start by deleting them. They are all saved in your Image Gallery, from which you can re-insert them once you’ve fixed the text.
  2. Copy the text. Then delete it from the Content Box.
  3. Paste the text back into the Content Box.
  4. Check Preview. If the text now displays, you can go back to your template editor, format it as you wish, and reinsert the images from your Image Gallery.

Still not looking right?? (You’ve got some really stubborn code hiding in there!) Please do this:

  1. Delete any images, as above.
  2. Copy the text and delete it from the Content Box.
  3. Click on the “Paste as Plain Text” icon in the upper left-hand corner of the Content Box Toolbar.
  4. Paste the text into the field that opens.
  5. Check Preview. If the text displays, proceed as above.

If this still doesn’t work (because you’ve got some really, really mean code blocking things) please do this:

  1. Delete any images as above.
  2. All computers come with a plain text editor, e.g., NotePad on Windows & TextEdit on Mac. Copy-paste all text onto one of those programs.
  3. Delete all texts from your Content Box.
  4. Then copy-paste back onto your iPoster.
  5. Check Preview. If the text displays, proceed as above.

If not, please contact support.

How do I add Special Characters: superscript, math symbols, etc.?

For Content Box texts

  1. Place the cursor where you want to insert the special character in the iPoster template.
  2. Click on the appropriate button in the Tool Bar (pictured below).

For Title and Subtitle fields

To add special characters into the title and subtitle fields you can use copy-and-paste. Here are super and subscript numbers and commas that you can use:


¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁰ ⸴


₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉   ̦

Please note: if you’re a Mac user and you’re having trouble seeing any of the super or subscript characters above, do this:


You can also use any one of a number of online super- and subscript generators that can be found on the web. We recommend the following easy-to-use generators:

Can I Adjust Line Spacing?

There is no control for line spacing, but you can have a tight line space by holding Shift and then Return, or use double line breaks by pressing Return twice, with or without holding Shift at the same time.

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.


How Do I Adjust Font Sizes?

You can change the font sizes in the text boxes by selecting the text and clicking on the font size button in the text box toolbar.

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 The font sizes for title, authors and affiliations are fixed.

Why Can’t I See The Names Of Affiliated Institutions On My IPoster?

The reason you’re not seeing the Affiliated Institutions is that you have used up all the available space for Title, Authors and Affiliations. The number of lines allotted to these fields are fixed by the iPoster design and if you have too many lines, it will hide the bottom of the area.

If you have a very long Title with several lines of text, it limits the number of lines you can have for Author names and Institutions. If you have a long list of co-authors that require several lines, it will also push the content down to the limit.

The solution is to keep your Titles as short as possible on the iPoster itself. If you have a very long abstract title, for example, try to abbreviate the title on your iPoster so that it doesn’t require so many lines. Your full abstract title will be displayed automatically on the search screen at the conference.

Likewise, keep your list of co-author names and affiliated institutions brief.

If you have a long list, use the CV Button on the Main toolbar. There’s lots of space there. Visitors will be able to read this information by clicking on the CV Button on your iPoster.

How Do I Create A Table?

Tables should be inserted as images, using the “Insert Image” button in the text editor. (See the FAQ on Adding Media).

This will allow visitors at the conference to tap on your Table and expand it to full screen for easy reading.

To do this, create your table in a spreadsheet, presentation, or word-processing program. Then either export it as a JPG or PNG file, or take a screenshot of it.

Make it as large as possible (up to 1920×1080). This will allow you to include as much detailed information as you need, and make it easy for your visitors to read it at the conference.

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