Attention scientists

Your PowerPoint files are a pain in the ass to print out at 60″ wide. Why would you use PowerPoint to design such a thing. If you’re going to insist upon doing this, at least set the page size to something other than 8.5″ x 11″. Especially if the final size you want is not proportional to 8.5 x 11. You do know what proportional means, right? Scientists?

Don’t use Publisher, either. I know it’s meant for that sort of thing, but it’s worse than PowerPoint. Don’t use anything by Microsoft, in fact. PDFs plz. Thx. If you can’t manage that, just make sure to link your images to the file so I don’t have to call you about the big red exes. And make sure that those images are bigger than 150 pixels wide, because I don’t want to have to explain pixelization yet again. Better yet, get somebody who knows what they’re doing to do all of this for you.

Why oh why aren’t there decent, compulsory computer classes for everyone?