Use these videos to
SEE how to use LeaderGuide Pro


Tutorials

Also use the Tutorials you will find under the Help tab for written, step-by-step-guidance.


Technical Getting Started & Updating Info

use these videos to learn how to download, install, activate and update your LeaderGuide Pro software.


Customize your Software

Use these videos to learn how to customize LeaderGuide Pro to meet your needs, including:

  • How to set your Default Preferences
  • How to Create, Modify, Export, Import, Remove and Restore Collections

  • How to  Create custom Content Block Headlines & Instructional Term Shorcuts

Customizing Overview to LeaderGuide Pro version 13

This video provides an overview and orientation to all of the customizing functionality included in LeaderGuide Pro version 13.


Create - How to Create a Collection

This video explains what a Collection is, and how you select the Collection you want to use as you start a new Facilitator Guide or Participant Gide. And, it shows you how to create a new, custom Collection that you can use to create facilitator guides and participant guides that are uniquely tailored to meet your specific needs.


Start - Ways to Start a New Guidebook

Use these videos to learn about the various approaches to starting a new Facilitator Guide or Participant Guide... because there are 7 ways from Sunday to start, depending on what you've got to work with and what you need to build.


 

How to use the Start a New Guidebook Dialog

This video shows you how to use the dialog box you see after you click the NEW button on the version 13 LeaderGuide Pro ribbon in Word.


PowerPoint - How to Leverage It 

Use these videos to learn how to start a new Facilitator or Participant Guide from slides & notes, how to create PowerPoint from your Facilitator or Participant Guide, how to Replace slides & notes in an existing Facilitator or Participant Guide, how to update PowerPoint notes from your Facilitator or Participant Guide, how to extract text from your slides and how to create a virtual Facilitator Guide by using Scripter to format your PowerPoint file before adding it to your LeaderGuide Pro document.


 

Add PowerPoint Slides & Notes - Step 1 - How To

This video walks you through the first of 4 dialog boxes you will be presented with and need to move through to import PowerPoint slides and notes into your Facilitator or Participant guide.

FYI: The Add Slides function is offered to you as you start a new Facilitator or Participant Guide; and it is always available under the Special button in the Controls group on the LeaderGuide Pro ribbon.

Add PowerPoint Slides & Notes - Step 2 - How To

This video walks you through the second of 4 dialog boxes you will be presented with and need to move through to import PowerPoint slides and notes.

  • Watch this video to learn how to select the PowerPoint file you want to add into your Facilitator or Participant guide.
TIP: Open your PowerPoint file before you start the ADD process.

Add PowerPoint Slides & Notes - Step 3 - How To

This video provides instruction on how to use the third of 4 dialog boxes you will be presented with and need to move through as you add PowerPoint slides into a LeaderGuide Pro document using LeaderGuide Pro version 13.

  • Watch this video to learn how to add TOC (Table of Contents) markers to your slides as you prepare to add them to your facilitator or participant guide.
  • By adding TOC markers you enable LeaderGuide Pro to set up your Modules and Lesson as the slides are added, placing the slides in the correct locations - and generating your document's initial Table of Contents. 

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Add PowerPoint Slides & Notes - Step 4 - How To

This video walks you through the final of 4 dialog boxes you will be presented with and need to move through to import PowerPoint slides and notes. The Add Slides function is offered to you as you start a new Facilitator or Participant Guide; and it is always available under the Special button in the Controls group on the LeaderGuide Pro ribbon.


Pictures - How to Add, Resize, Border & Replace Them 

Use these videos to learn how to work with picture images in your LeaderGuide Pro documents.


About Adding Pictures into Facilitator Guides and Participant Guides

This video provides an overview and instructions for using the Add Pictures options in LeaderGuide Pro version 13.


Resize & Border Pictures - How To

This video describes and shows you how to use the Resize and Border Pictures functionality in LeaderGuide Pro version 13.


Attach - How to

Change the Collection in Use or Enable the LGPro Ribbon for any Word doc

Use these videos to learn how to magically change the Collection in use in an existing LeaderGuide Pro document. Or, how to enable the LeaderGuide Pro ribbon functionality for any open Word document - to convert the document to a LeaderGuide Pro format.


 

Attach - How to Use the Attach button Functionality

This video provides instruction on how to use the Attach functionality in LeaderGuide Pro v13.



 

Getting Started: 
Software

The first thing you need is the LeaderGuide Pro software. It must be installed on the computer(s) it will be used on.

These videos cover:

  1. How to find out which version of Word you have
  2. How to download the correct install file
  3. How to install the software
  4. How to switch between LeaderGuide Pro Plus and LeaderGuide Pro Elements
  5. How to activate the software
  6. How to deactivate the software
  7. How to uninstall the software
  8. How to update your software when a new release is issued

Mechanics

Use these videos to learn about the LeaderGuide Pro Ribbon and other mechanical aspects of using LeaderGuide Pro.


 

The LGPro Ribbon

The LeaderGuide Pro ribbon is the key to your success. The ribbon is organized into 9 groups, by functionality.

These videos cover:

  1. LGPro Ribbon Overview
  2. Start Group
  3. Module/Lesson Control Group
  4. Text/Table Formatting Group
  5. Controls Group
  6. Content Blocks Group
    1. The AutoCorrect Button
    2. The Extract Button
    3. The Special Button
  7. Insert Group
  8. Customize Group
  9. Product Group
  10. Help Group

 

Getting Started: 
User Preferences

Set your User Preferences right away after installing LeaderGuide Pro.

These videos cover:

  1. How to access the User Preferences dialog
  2. How to set your preferences
  3. How to change your preferences

 

Getting Started: 
The Mechanics of Creating LGPro Documents

Learn how to start new guidebooks and new content parts. And how to integrate content pars into a guidebook. And how to extract new guidebooks from existing ones.

These videos cover:

  1. How to Start a new guidebook and choose a custom collection
  2. How to start a new leader guide Without the Training at a Glance
  3. How to Remove a Training at a Glance from an existing leader guide
  4. How to add Slides as you start a new facilitator guide
  5. How to add Images as you start a new leader guide
  6. How to create a Content Part
  7. How to Attach to Existing Content
  8. How to Insert a Content Part or Attached content into a leader guide
  9. How to Attach a new Collection to change the look and feel 
  10. How to Extract a participant guide from a leader guide
  11. How to Sync between a participant guide and a leader guide

 

Fundamentals: 
How to Work in a LeaderGuide Pro File

Learn how to work with what LGPro sets up for you as a starting point, and how to build it out. Learn to use the built-in automated formatting as you add content. 

  1. How to Work with the starting point document 
  2. How to add Content
  3. How to Add a New Lesson
  4. How to Add a New Module
  5. How to Format Text
  6. How to replace slides
  7. How to extract a Time Agenda Calculator document

 

Getting Started:
Customizing your Software

It is easy to create a custom collection from one of the 3 included Collections. The next step is to modify your new collection to your look and feel, and to include your default text. This is not something to do when you are in a hurry.

HINT: If time is tight, start by using one the included Collections as is. Then, when you have some time to focus, create and modify your custom Collection. Once your Collection is all set, Attach it to the file you built using one of the included collections, to transform your file and achieve your desired result.

These videos cover:

  1. How to Create a new Collection
  2. How to Modify a New Collection - Overview
  3. How to Modify Block and Ribbon Icons
  4. How to Edit and Customize Block Headlines
  5. How to Modify Block Formatting - To Change Lesson Page Column Widths
  6. How to Select the Guidebook Type, Orientation and Margins you want to Modify
  7. How to Modify Guidebook Parts - Overview
  8. Parts - How to Modify the Cover Page
  9. Parts - How to Modify the Acknowledgements Page
  10. Parts - How to Modify the Getting Started Pages
  11. Parts - How to Modify the Graphic Cues Page
  12. Parts - How to Modify the Program in Perspective Page
  13. Parts - How to Modify the Program Preparation Page
  14. Parts - How to Modify or Eliminate the Training at a Glance Page
  15. Parts - How to Modify the Table of Contents
  16. How to Modify Styles - Overview
  17. Styles - How to Modify Naming Conventions
  18. Styles - How to Modify Guidebook Paragraph Styles (the fonts and their attributes)
  19. Styles - How to Modify the Headers and Footers

 

How to Move from a prior version to LGPro version 12

LeaderGuide Pro Plus version 12 is the current software. There are a few things to understand about converting older LeaderGuide Pro files to the v12 format. And, there is a particular process to follow to move a v11 custom collection into v12.

NOTE: If you have an older version of LeaderGuide Pro and you have a subscription license, you can upgrade to v12 for free. Watch the "How to update your software when a new release is issued" video in the Getting Started - Software section to see what to do.

These videos cover:

  1. How to Move your LGPro v11 Collections to v12
  2. How to Convert a v11 leader guide to v12
  3. How to Convert a v10 leader guide to v12

Time - Working with the Time Functionality

Use these videos to learn how to use all of the time functionality in LeaderGuide Pro v13.


 

Time:
Working with the Time Options

LeaderGuide Pro Plus v12 offers very powerful ways to set and total time markers in your leader guide files. And, you can even extract timed agendas and time calculation files to use when running a pilot.

These videos cover:

  1. Working with Time - Overview
  2. Setting Module Times
  3. Setting Lesson Times
  4. Setting Times for Content Blocks
  5. Editing or Removing Times

more to come