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VCS Computer Graphics

Computer Graphics

Preparation of diagnositcs, graphics, and digital images for publication.The computer graphics section of Visual Communication Services (VCS) offers the following services.

File conversion

VCS creates Acrobat (PDF) documents and converts most digital files into an alternate format. File formats include, but are not limited to, PDF (Acrobat), PSD, TIFF, EPS, JPEG and WMF.

Graphics for publication

VCS prepares graphs, charts, and digital images for publication. We can prepare electronic files for submission as well as provide high-resolution prints. If you are preparing your own digital images, please read How to Prepare Digital Images for Publication before submitting them to VCS or a publisher.

Posters for scientific sessionsPoster production

VCS offers full-service production, editing and printing of large-format posters for scientific sessions. Our Guidelines for Poster Production provides detailed instructions on submitting materials to VCS for poster production.


VCS scans line art, photographs, slides, negatives, and diagnostic images to create digital files that are appropriate for either publication or presentation. Supported output includes native digital files, PowerPoint files, PDFs and prints.

PowerPoint presentations

VCS creates PowerPoint presentations that inPowerPoint on-screen presentations and slidesclude text, graphs, charts, tables, images, and video. Download: Tips for Creating Effective Slide Presentations

Representatives of the Texas Heart Institute, including professional staff and employees, may use the THI PowerPoint template. Read Using the THI Template in PowerPoint before creating a presentation id you are unfamiliar with PowerPoint templates.


Ken Hoge
Manager, Visual Communication Services
James Philpot 
Visual Graphics Specialist
Heather Pierson
Production Assistant

Phone: 832-355-9558
Fax: 832-355-9511

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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