About the Free Trial


The Purpose of the Free Trial

How to Load our Software

Full system admin privilege is required. And a desktop version of Office.

All Great Circle Learning software are Word or PowerPoint add-ins so it is best to:

  1. Close Word & PowerPoint & Excel.

  2. Select the software you need from our DOWNLOADS tab.

  3. Download & Save the install file to your computer.

  4. Run the install.

  5. Open either Word or PowerPoint, depending on which software you are trying.

  6. Watch for a message or two from Great Circle Learning as we get everything all set for you.

  7. Accept the prompt to start the free trial.

  8. Once you start a free trial, help is built into the software and also available under the HELP tab and the VIDEO HELP tab on this website. And, you are welcome to CONTACT US for help.

Once your trial is complete we encourage you to purchase a license and simply activate the software you’ve already installed. We offer flexible subscription options. User support is included with your license.

Check our Support How To's for guidance on How to Download and How to Install. Or, watch our "How to" Getting Started videos.


How to Access Your Free Trial

Open the Office product our software adds into, either Word or PowerPoint. Then look for the software tab along the top of your screen. (See below)

Each Great Circle Learning software product runs within PC Microsoft Office 2019, 2016, 2013 or 2010. And, our AuthorTec Tools for Office also run with Mac Office 2019 & 2016.


Open Word.


Open Word.


Open PowerPoint.


Use your Start Menu.


Open Word.


Use your Start Menu or desktop icon.


Open Word.


Open Word.


Open Word.

Click File > Templates.


How to Start the Free Trial


Once the software is installed, you will see a message as you open the host application, either Word or PowerPoint, asking if you are ready to start the free trial.


Please make sure you will be able to spend time with the software before you start the trial because:

  • The free trial period cannot be extended

  • The free trial cannot be run more than once on the same computer

  • Once you start the free trial, it will run for 3 consecutive days.


Limitations during the free trial

The purpose of the free trial period is to allow you to evaluate whether the software will meet your needs.

Files created during the free trial cannot be used for production purposes.

The following limitations also apply.

During the free trial...


Files created using Great Circle Learning software during the free trial will not be available to you once the free trial is over. 



Documents created or worked in with Great Circle Learning software during the free trial may contain Evaluation watermarks and other Evaluation notices. 


The Great Circle Learning logo and copyright may appear on the documents you create. Once you purchase a license you will be able to easily replace our logo and copyright with yours.


You will be able to see but not use the Customization functionality that allows you to personalize the software.



Do not use Great Circle Learning software during the free trial to create documents you will need for business purposes because these documents will not be available for use after the free trial period expires.


Do not use LeaderGuide Pro or Elements Pro in free trial mode to open or work in files created by licensed users because this will subject those important files to the free trial limitations and make them no longer usable as production files.



Why 3 Days?

Three days allows you to:

  • Try out the key features

  • Confirm that you can run our software in your IT environment.


You're checking it out because you need it.

Once the 3 days are up choose from our easy and affordable license options to start using the software to get your work done. 

Simply buy a license to activate the software you've been trying out.


12-month / 12-payment subscription license.

An Easy, No-Obligation Way to Get Started

A 12-payment subscription can be cancelled without penalty.

  • You pay upfront for 30 days use of the software

  • At the end of the 30 days your subscription will renew for another 30 days

  • This continues until you cancel your subscription, which is easy to do.

Cancelling a 12-Month 12-Payment Subscription stops the next monthly billing to your credit card and it terminates your subscription. Any days remaining on your currently paid for 30 days will continue to run to the cancellation date. There are no partial refunds.


To help you, we provide...

  • Complimentary new user orientation

  • Online self-paced tutorials 

  • User support Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.


As you reach the end of your 30 days...

You will be able to decide whether you want to continue your monthly subscription, cancel, or switch to an annual payment plan.

Subscriptions paid monthly renew on the same date each month, so if you plan to cancel be sure to do so before that date. For instance, a 12-month payment plan subscription purchased on the 5th of December will renew on the 5th of January, and then the 5th of each subsequent month until cancelled. After you cancel, use your computer's Control Panel to uninstall.


Special Discount

If you start monthly and decide to switch to an annual plan... 

Let us know and we will provide you with a special one-time discount