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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 can create Acrobat documents and convert 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 can properly prepare 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.

PowerPoint presentations

VCS can create on-screen PowerPoint presentations that include text, graphs, charts, tables, digital images, and/or digital video. Download: Tips for Creating Effective Slide Presentations


VCS can scan line art, photographs, slides, negatives, and X-rays to create digital files that are appropriate for either publication or presentation. Supported output includes native digital files, PowerPoint files, digital prints, and/or overhead transparencies.

Slide and digital imaging

PowerPoint on-screen presentations and slidesVCS can create 35-mm slides from PowerPoint presentations and native digital files. PowerPoint users, representatives of the Texas Heart Institute, including professional staff and employees, should read Using the THI Template in PowerPoint before creating a presentation.


VCS can create overhead transparencies from a variety of file types. Please contact us for more information.


Ken Hoge
Manager, Visual Communication Services
James Philpot 
Visual Graphics Specialist

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

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

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