Tutorial & Help Page


ZONEPRO HELP

ZP SQL Help Web Page (ZPSQL)
The ZP SQL Help file is just another web site, which makes sense since ZP SQL is an Internet-based product. This is the same Help you get when you click on the yellow ? icons in any ZP SQL screen.

ZP SQL Help as Word Doc (ZPSQL)
This is the ZP SQL on-line Help web site converted to a Word document. Fair warning: this document is 430+ pages long. The advantage of this document is that you can cut, paste, rearrange, and print this information in any fashion you think will be useful. The Help pages are not made to be consumed this way but I've had many requests for a document version so here it is. This version will not be updated regularly like the on-line web pages. (Posted 03/31/2015)

ZP 32 Help Web Page (ZP32)
This is the ZonePro 32 Help file converted to a web site. This site is not integrated into the screens like ZP SQL but it still provides a convienent way to navigate through the manual.

ZP32.HLP (ZP32)
This is the latest copy of the HLP style help used by ZonePro. This is the default help file unless you switch to the CHM help file. Place this file in the main ZonePro folder, overwriting the existing file. (Updated 01/15/2009)

ZP32.CHM (ZP32)
This is the latest copy of the CHM style help used by ZonePro. If you are using Windows Vista or greater you must switch to this style of help. Other users may want to switch just to get a fancier help file interface. Place this file in the main ZonePro folder, overwriting the existing file. You will also want to read the tutorial document that explains how to switch: CHM Help File Tutorial. (Updated 01/15/2009)

ZP 32 Manual.zip (ZP32)
This zipped document contains a printable manual for ZonePro 32. This manual contains much of the same information avaialbe from the screen help within ZonePro except that the information is arranged by application. There are lots of screen prints included in the manual to make it easy to follow. Each application has it's own chapter. Each chapter is a separate word document. The file names are numbered to match the chapter numbers. File "00toc.doc" is a table of contents document that will tell you the number assigned to each chapter. This numbering system allows you to just print the individual chapters that you need. This document is formatted for MS Word. We suggest you store these files in a subfolder called \MANUAL under the main \ZP32 folder. (Updated 03/04/2009)

ZP 32 PDF Manual (ZP32)
This is a page that contains PDF versions of the ZonePro manual mentioned above, making it easy to view each chapter directly from this web site.

Violations Basics (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This tutorial is a basic guide on how to get started with the Violations application for someone who is new to ZonePro. It includes lots of screen prints to make it easy to follow. (Posted 3/6/2017)

Compare Basics (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This tutorial is a basic guide on how to get started with the Compare Module for first time users. It includes lots of screen prints to make it easy to follow. (Posted 3/15/2017)

Customer Instruction Manual (ZP32)
This is a PDF file created by Liberty Township to instruct their staff on how to issue permits and violations in ZonePro. This is a great training tool by itself and it also provides insight into how another customer runs their office using ZonePro. (Posted 5/4/2015)

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ZP SQL DOCUMENTS

Intstalling ZonePro SQL (ZPSQL)
This document walks new customers through the initial installation of ZonePro SQL. (Updated 06/02/2010)

Introducing ZonePro SQL (ZPSQL)
This is the document we wrote to originally introduce ZonePro SQL in the fall of 2009. (Posted 1/28/2010)

Conversion Process for ZP SQL (ZPSQL)
This document explains the pricing and logistics involved in converting from ZP 32 to ZP SQL. (Posted 05/16/2013)

Converting From ZP 32 to ZP SQL (ZPSQL)
This document lists explains some of the program issues existing ZonePro 32 users need to be aware of when they are converting to ZP SQL. (Updated 06/24/2012)

Converting Documents to ZP SQL (ZPSQL)
This document lists the field changes you need to be aware of when porting ZP 32 documents or reports to ZP SQL. (Updated 12/09/2011)

Using the Special Pick Box in Formulas (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This tutorial uses a real customer case to show how the Special Pick Box feature was used to make a variable fee option more user-friendly. (Updated 09/22/2011)

Getting Started With the Contractor Request Service (ZPSQL)
This document explains how to start using the Contractor Inspection Request service available for ZP SQL. This was written for customers who are Beta testing this service and walks through the screens involved on both the internet and the in the Windows ZP SQL program. (Updated 02/08/2010)

Sliding Expire Date Tutorial for ZonePro SQL (ZPSQL)
This document is a revision of the ZP 32 tutorial with scripts that work for ZP SQL. This is for communities that always their Expiration Date to remain six months or a year after the most recent inspection. (Updated 11/23/2009)

How To Link To ZonePro SQL Web Sites (ZPSQL)
This document shows how to link to a specific property record in the ZP SQL web site using special linking pages to which you can pass a parcel number or a Property ID number. These techniques can be used by GIS programs or other third-party tools to view specific ZP SQL data. (Posted 11/17/2010)

Contact File Maintenance in ZonePro SQL (ZPSQL)
This document explains how to use tools in both the Windows and web interface to eliminate duplicate records from the Contact File database. (Posted 11/18/2010)

How To Backup and Download ZP SQL Data (ZPSQL)
This tutorial explains how to use a simple web tool to create your own backup of your ZP SQL data and download it for your use. (Posted 05/10/2010)

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OTHER TUTORIALS

Right-Click Shortcuts (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This web page covers many of the right-click shortcuts that exist in ZonePro.

Working With Formulas (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This web page discusses several ways of handling fees and formulas in ZonePro.

Interfacing With ArcView (ZP32)
A web page describes one technique for interfacing ZonePro data with the ArcView GIS program.

Marketing Documents (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
A web page that contains links to several marketing and educational brochures we have created over the years.

Document Editor Basics (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This is a tutorial covering the basic menus and screens that comprise the Document Editor. It includes lots of screen prints to make it easier to follow along. (Updated 01/13/2009)

Adding Graphics to Documents (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This is a tutorial that gives step by step instructions on how to add a graphic image to a document. (Updated 1/13/2009)

CHM Help File Tutorial (ZP32)
This document explains how to switch to the newer CHM style Help file. This option is necessary if you use Windows Vista or greater. (Updated 01/13/2009)

Batch Loader Tutorial (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
This document gives a step-by-step example of how to use the Batch Loader in the Photo Module. (Updated 01/13/2009)

Peer-to-Peer Tutorial (ZP32)
This document gives a step-by-step example of how to install ZonePro on a Peer-to-Peer network. (Updated 01/13/2009)

Sliding Expire Date Tutorial for ZonePro 32 (ZP32)
This document walks through all the steps and the scripts needed to keep track of sliding Expire Dates in the Building Permit database of ZonePro 32. This is for communities that always their Expiration Date to remain six months or a year after the most recent inspection. (Updated 11/19/2009)

Function Reference List (ZP32 & ZPSQL)
The above link goes to the Microsoft documentation for the Visual FoxPro development language; specifically to the section that outlines all of the functions that can be used in Visual FoxPro and by extension in ZonePro. These functions can be used in formulas, scripts, advanced filters, and advanced locate options in ZonePro. They can also be useful in customizing documents. This is technical information that will be beyond the interest of most ZonePro users. A condensed version of this information is in the ZonePro Help system: Useful Functions.

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