science without microsoft office

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I recently had the enlightening feeling that comes from wiping your hard drive and getting a fresh start. I have been using emacs and org-mode for virtually everything from programming to making documents and presentations, so I didn't find myself missing or needing anything from that missing suite.
However, just because I'm off the microsoft train doesn't mean everyone else is… When I need to look at other people's office stuff, I used homebrew to download the LibreOffice suite, and despite some minor problems with rendering powerpoints, this has worked great!

Posters with Inkscape

However, I'd like to move away from using PowerPoint or Impress to make posters, and with a retreat coming up, I need to figure out a new way to make a poster.

Size and title

First I will try Inkscape, the free vector graphics program. I started using this post as a guide.

Poster size

I decided I would make a 42inX36in poster. To set this up in Inkscape, open File>Document Properties then select Page size. I used a custom size in mm as 1066X914.


More coming soon