Pictures (image files)
Working with Them
The LGPro Special Pictures function makes it possible to import multiple images into LeaderGuide Pro documents into three different LGPro block styles, the LGP Projection block, the LGP Picture block, and the LGP Picture Wide block. The advantages of inserting into these LGP blocks are that the images can be easily replaced, resized and extracted using the LGPro Special functions.
About Picture Blocks
The LGP Projection block
Inserts a formatted Content Block with an icon and holds the imported PowerPoint or Keynote image in column 2 or column 3. Or, optionally, the imported slide image can be placed in column 1, in which case no LGP icon is inserted. The column 1 icon style name is zLGPIconLCD. Learn more about adding PowerPoint and Keynote images in the PowerPoint Tutorial.
The LGP Picture block
LGPro Picture blocks set up the same as Content Blocks, either 2-column or 3-column depending on the guidebook page layout in use, with column 1 reserved for an LGP icon. Pictures are inserted into column 2 by default, with the option to add them to column 3 when using a 3-column page layout. The column 1 icon style name is zLGPIconPictureImage.
The LGP Picture Wide block
LGPro Picture Wide blocks, also known as Picture Containers, are always 2-column, even in 3-column guidebooks. Column 1 is only wide enough to hold a non-printing red "z" that marks the block for extract. Images are inserted into column 2, which spans the rest of the allowable page width. This option is excellent for importing images of whole pages from other files. The column 1 red z style name is zLGPIconPicHolder.
Note: The example was created using the Elegant collection. The icons will look different in other collections, but the icon style names will always be the same as long as the blocks are inserted from the LGP ribbon.
To Add Picture Images
The option to import pictures as you start a new guidebook is always presented.
- If you say "yes" you will be prompted to navigate to and select the images to import.
- To select a series of multiple images use click once to select the first image and then use Shift+CTRL to select the additional images.
- To select a variety of images click once to select the first image and then use CTRL to select the additional images.
- Once all desired images are select click OK.
To add images at any time follow these steps.
- Place your cursor immediately above the place in your document where you want the images to sit.
- Click on the LGPro Special button.
- Select one of the Add Images options in the Special drop down menu.
- The images will be inserted immediately below the spot where your cursor is sitting.
Best Practice: Gather your pictures into one folder and name them in a way that orders the list of image files into your required insertion order.
Note: Thanks to the Replace function you can add Picture blocks as placeholders for images you plan to add later. We suggest you type in the file name or a description of the image you have in mind, to refresh your memory when the time comes to run the Replace. Your text will be replaced by the images when you run the Replace.
To Replace Pictures
Click on the LGPro Special button.
Select one of the Replace Images options in the Special drop down menu.
Navigate to and select the images you want to use to replace the images currently in your document.
The images will be inserted into the existing image blocks, replacing whatever was in the Picture blocks.
You can replace just one image or a range of images. If you select a range, all of the images within the range will be replaced.
In your open LGPro document go to the first image you want to replace.
Move your cursor out to the left and select the entire content block, including the end of row symbol, which you must have your paragraphs on to see.
If you want to select additional images within a starting with the first selected image block simply continue by selecting all the rest of the blocks that encompass the range.
With the selection in place, click on the Replace function on the special menu. You will be taken to your Picture files. Navigate to the folder and files you need.
Select the images and click OK. The selected images will be replaced.
Tip: If you prefer to add images as you work, and if your images are updated often, consider adding Zapps Pro The Collection to your computer because this Word add-in always gives you the option to insert pictures as "linked and embedded". This means your images will update automatically as you open your file or when you click the Update All Fields button - as long as the updated images have the same file names and file paths. And, if file paths have changed, Zapps Pro The Collection provides an easy way to update them.