You can find simple Poster Presentation templates freely available on the Internet. If you'd rather use a template, go ahead! Remember to double check that the size of the slide is correct before you begin adding content.
Grouping content is very helpful when you want to move more than one element on your poster but keep original spacing, formatting, etc. To group content like shapes, charts, and text boxes you can 1) click and drag the mouse over the selected element until you see all elements are selected or 2) select one element then to hold the Shift key and click on the remaining elements until they are all selected. Click on the Format tab and select "Group".
Evenly Sizing Content
If you have an image or text box that you'd like to equally size (i.e. keep original proportions but make larger or smaller) click on the element, hold the Control key, and size the element with your mouse.
If you need to minimally move content, you can use your keyboard instead of your mouse. Just select the element and use the arrow buttons on your keyboard.
To duplicate shapes, charts, and other elements, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + D.
Now you're ready to start adding content! You'll use the Insert Tab to add images, tables, charts, text boxes, and shapes to your poster. To create columns, select the rectangle shape from the shapes box or create a colored text box. You can overlay a textbox over a shape to add text.
Don't forget to use your gridlines and ruler to keep spacing even and create a margin for the border of your poster.