TheMagPi QuickStart for volunteers

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All new volunteers please start here

  • Read the Information for New Volunteers
  • Join the Google Group to see ongoing discussion about the magazine production and get in
  • Join the MMS site (Magazine Management System)
  • Follow the instructions below depending on how you wish to contribute to the magazine


Further instructions if you intend to:

Write articles


Assist with layouts:

  • Setup a DropBox account and request access in the group email
  • Join Github
    • Request access to TheMagPiGit in the group email
    • Install GitHub scripts
    • Clone the following repositories magpi-templates and magpi-issue* where * is the current issue number being worked on
  • Install Scribus
  • Install Standard Fonts
  • Read TheMagPiLayout
  • Read TheMagPiPdf


Assist with graphics:

  • Setup a DropBox account and request access in the group email
  • Join Github
    • Request access to TheMagPiGit in the group email
    • Install GitHub scripts
    • Clone the following repositories magpi-templates and magpi-issue* where * is the current issue number being worked on
  • Install GIMP


Proof Read and or Test:

Nothing further needed, you can collect finished PDFs from MMS / ISUUU for proofing / testing.