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Using Purple Pen

Last edited: Sat 9 Jan 2021

The Technical Side

Here are our main guides to creating courses using Purple Pen.

Guide to Purple Pen

Guide to Preparing the Final Files

Wherever possible, events should be created using PPen. This makes everything a lot easier for everyone in the process.

Install PPen and have a play around. You can use this map to try things out.


Things to Remember to Include

Make sure the name of the course (Hare, Squirrel, etc) features prominently. Don't just rely on the name in the CDs. This is to avoid a child accidentally being given the wrong map and getting very confused/disheartened.


Sharing Courses

Big thing to note: PPen does not incorporate the map in its files. You must send the map file as well as the PPen file if you want the recipient to be able to see it.

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