How to Create Digital Signs

How to Create Digital Signs

Digital Signs are displayed on television screens all over campus to announce upcoming events or campus news. An individual sign is one slide of a PowerPoint presentation. Any group, club, or organization can submit a slide.

Digital Slides Must:

  • Be created in – and saved as – a PowerPoint presentation (not a picture or PDF)
  • Use the Widescreen (16:9) setting.
  • Use Times New Roman, Ariel or Calibri fonts only.
  • Use the fewest words possible to describe your event. Time, date, location and catchy headline are typically enough.
  • Promote one event at a time. When advertising multiple events (BeaverFest, Speaker Series), use individuals slides for each event rather than one slide to promote many.
  • Be submitted to Billie Brown (bjb23@psu.edu) by 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Please consider:

  • Bold colors look best.
  • Photographs draw attention.
  • Some changes may occur to a sign if it isn’t legible or doesn’t follow the guidelines.
  • The time, date, and location of an event should be apparent on the slide.
  • Dates need to include day of the week and be typed like this: Tuesday, June 9.
  • Times should be typed like this: 12:00 p.m.