Training Videos

Below are all the training videos available on-line. This list is a work in progress. Note that these videos span quite a number of years. Many of the features in the older videos have been upgraded and enhanced but there is usually still some value in the lessons it contains. If you have suggestions for specific training topics, please let us know. If you experience trouble with the audio, you might try using a different web browser such as FireFox. A high-speed internet connection is required for watching these videos.
New Videos General Program Options
Report & Document Options Document Editor
Toolbox Features Building Module
Compare Module Contact File Module
Contractor Module Maintenance Options
Misc Module Photo Module
Property Screen E-Mail Options
Fees & Formulas Updating Zonepro

GENERAL PROGRAM OPTIONS

Alert Messages (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to add active alert messages to any database. (Posted 11/30/2007)

Alert Message Customization (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to customize the text in alert messages. (Posted 02/08/2009)

Daily Schedule with Negative Day Ranges (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates the support for negative Day Ranges in the Daily Inspection Schedule Screen. (Posted 6/20/2008)

Deleting Records (ZP32) - This video shows how to properly delete records from ZonePro. (Posted 12/18/2007)

Help File Switching (ZP32) - This video explains the two Help file systems available and shows how to switch between them. (Posted 1/30/2008)

Help File Troubleshooting (ZP32) - This video is for customers who can't get the CHM Help file to run on their systems. It walks through the Help File Troubleshooting process. (Posted 02/04/2008)

Launching My Computer (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates two ways in which you can now launch My Computer from within ZonePro. (Posted 02/12/2009)

Pick Box Feature (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video explains how to use the Pick Box feature found throughout ZonePro. (Posted 12/17/2007)

Pick Box Forced Display (ZPSQL) - This video shows how you can extend the Pick Box List Manager feature to force the Pick Box options to display when a user edits a field that has a saved Pick Box list. (Posted 01/14/2011)

Three Tiered Structure (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video explains how ZonePro is comprised of three main areas for maintenance, application databases, and reporting. (Posted 12/05/2007)

Time Box (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video explains how to use the Time Box feature for quickly filling in time fields. (Posted 1/18/2008)

ZP Backup (ZP32) - This video demonstrates the basics of the ZP Backup feature. (Posted 06/16/2009)

REPORT & DOCUMENT OPTIONS

Advanced Filter Management (ZPSQL) - This video shows how to save, reuse, and delete Advanced Filters in report screens. (Posted 01/24/2012)

Advanced Filter Option (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use the Advanced Filter Option on report screens with an example from the Mailing Labels Screen. (Posted 01/30/2008)

Document Cleaner Shortcut (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video explains the purpose of the Document Cleaner shortcut available from the Output drop-down box on Report and Document screens. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Document Output Options (ZPSQL & ZP32) - This video gives an overview of what all the Output options do on the document and report screens throughout ZonePro. (Posted 04/03/2013)

Maintenance Document Screen (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use the generic Maintenance Document Screen including the creation of a new report. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Quick Note and Notekeeper (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how the Quick Note option works and how Notekeeper can be used with it. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Report Backup Option (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates the new report and document backup and retrieval option. (Posted 10/16/2012)

Selective Notes Printing 1 (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates a technique for selectively printing a section of a Notes field. (Posted 01/29/2009)

Selective Notes Printing & Notekeeper (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how the Notekeeper option can enhance the process of selectively printing a section of a Notes field. (Posted 01/29/2009)

Use Group Reporting (ZPSQL) - This video shows a couple of steps you can take to improve Use Group reporting for compiling data that your state may require for Building Permit reports. (Posted 10/30/2012)

DOCUMENT EDITOR

Adding A Logo (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to add a logo or any graphic image to a document. (Posted 12/12/2007)

Converting Documents to Reports (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows an example of how to convert a document into a report. (Posted 12/24/2007)

Custom Documents (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to create custom documents for Document Screens. (Posted 12/12/2007)

Custom Report (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to create a custom report based on a real-life request from a customer. (Posted 08/28/2014)

Document Editor Basics (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This is an older video from the original training set converted for on-line viewing. It is an evergreen as it covers some basics of using the Document Editor. (Posted 02/10/2010)

Document Editor Menus (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This is an older video from the original training set converted for on-line viewing. It is an evergreen as it covers the basics of the Document Editor menu system. (Posted 02/10/2010)

Document Expressions (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This is an older video from the original training set converted for on-line viewing. It is an evergreen as it covers the basics of editing Field Expressions in the Document Editor. (Posted 02/10/2010)

Document Naming (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This is an older video from the original training set converted for on-line viewing. It is an evergreen as it covers the basics of the document naming conventions used by ZonePro. (Posted 02/10/2010)

Internal Field Names (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows two ways to find the internal field names for advanced ZonePro operations. (Posted 12/13/2007)

Manipulating Objects (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video gives tips on how to manipulate objects in the Document Editor. (Posted 12/12/2007)

Text Block Editing (ZPSQL & ZP32) - This video talks about creating and editing text objects in the Document Editor tool to customize documents and reports. (Posted 06/11/2013)

TOOLBOX FEATURES

Code Library (ZP32)- This video shows how to use the Code Library to populate your Violation Codes database. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Export Utility (ZP32) - This video shows how to use the redesigned Export Utility to get information out of ZonePro. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Permit Mover (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use the Permit Mover tool to move errantly entered permits to the correct property record. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Street Sweeper 1 (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use Street Sweeper to quickly populate fields in a database. (Posted 1/1/2008)

Street Sweeper 2 (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use Street Sweeper to clean up field values to make the Pick Box feature more useful. (Posted 01/01/2008)

BUILDING MODULE

Inspection Printing for One (ZPSQL) - This video shows how a new second Print button on the Building Inspection Details screens lets you print information for just one Inspection Detail. (Posted 11/02/2012)

Permit Linking (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how use the permit linking option between permits in various Building databases. (Posted 3/5/2008)

COMPARE MODULE

Compare Module Ignore List (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how the Ignore Name feature works in the owner name discrepancy function of the Compare Module. (Posted 6/23/2008)

CONTACT FILE MODULE

Changing Owners in ZPSQL (ZPSQL) - This video shows how to add a new owner to an existing property record in ZP SQL. (Posted 05/13/2010)

Contact File Auto Merge (ZPSQL) - This video explains the purpose of the new Auto Merge option for automatically consolidating Contact File names that match. (Posted 10/05/2012)

Contact File Merge Screen (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to use the Contact File Upkeep option to merge duplicate Contact names into one record. (Posted 10/09/2012)

Owner and Occupant Change Shortcuts (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to use the View Owner and View Occupant buttons on the Property Screen to quickly add a new owner (or occupant) or switch the current owner to someone else. (Posted 06/17/2011)

Quickly Add New Occupants and Owners (ZPSQL) - This video shows how you can use a new right-click option on the Property Screen to quickly add a new Occupant or Owner to a property record. (Posted 02/09/2011)

Selecting Any Contact as the Applicant (ZPSQL) - This video shows how you can use a new right-click option on the Applicant drop-down box to select any linked Contact as the Applicant. (Posted 02/03/2011)

CONTRACTOR MODULE

Contractor Fee Screen (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates the revised Contractor Module that now includes a separate screen for tracking fees. This allows multiple fees to be attached to each contractor record. (Posted 03/09/2011)

Contractor Link Quick Lookups (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use a shortcut when linking contractors to permits. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Extra Contractors in Zoning (ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use the Extra Contractor option in the Zoning Permits screen. (Posted 01/24/2012)

MAINTENANCE OPTIONS

Creating New Sorts (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to create new sorts for report screens. In ZP SQL this feature is launched from the Maintenance Options screen. (Posted 12/13/2007)

Notekeeper Feature (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video explains how to use the Notekeeper option to add text to your Notes fields without any typing. (Posted 11/29/2007)

Pick Box List Manager (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates the new Pick Box option to create locally stored lists that allow you to customize your Pick Box choices. (Posted 10/05/2009)

Security Module (ZPSQL & ZP32) - This video of the Security Module and password system in ZonePro. (Posted 04/16/2013)

Show Notes Option (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates the Show Notes option for Zoning Permit Types and also shows how it can work with the selective printing technique. (Posted 02/13/2009)

User Defined Fields (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video explains how the User Defined Fields option works in ZonePro. (Posted 12/06/2007)

User Scripts Screen (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows two examples of custom scripts that can be added to ZonePro via the User Defined Scripts Screen. (Posted 6/23/2008)

User Script Button (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows two examples of custom scripts that can be added to the User Script button. (Posted 6/23/2008)

User Scripts - Finding Existing (ZP32) - This video shows how to dislay a list of existing user defined scripts in the User Scripts Screen. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Zoning Districts Screen (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows off the expanded field set in the Zoning Districts Screen in Maintenance. (Posted 6/23/2008)

MISC MODULE

Extra Permit Database (ZPSQL) - This video introduces the new Extra Permit database which is now part of the Miscellaneous Module. (Posted 02/03/2011)

PHOTO MODULE

Batch Loader Preview Panes (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to use the Preview Pane options in the Batch Loader feature of the Photo Module. (Posted 6/23/2008)

Linking Folders & URLs (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to link to folders and web pages in the Photo Module. (Posted 02/13/2009)

Photo Annotation (ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use the new photo annotation option that is part of the Staff web site for ZP SQL customers. (Posted 12/12/2014)

Photo Script Option (ZPSQL & ZP32) - This video shows how to organize photos and documents in a folder structure that ZonePro can than access via a script. This provides easy access to external files for any given property without using the Photo Module. (Posted 09/27/2012)

Photo Viewer Save Option (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to use the Save button in the Image Viewer screen to save local copies of photos stored on the web. (Posted 05/17/2011)

Printing Photos in the Violation Screen (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how you can include linked photos in custom documents printed from the Violation Screen. (Posted 02/12/2009)

Smarter Image Viewer (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates two new options in the Photo Module Image Viewer Screen which make it a bit smarter. (Posted 02/13/2009)

Storing Photos On The Web (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to store copies of photos on the web using the Photo Module. Storing photos on the web allows them to be viewed regardless of your location. (Posted 06/17/2011)

PROPERTY SCREEN

Application Button Renaming (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to rename the application buttons on the Property Screen. (Posted 02/10/2009)

Deleting Property Records (ZPSQL) - This video explains the extra step needed to delete Property records in ZonePro SQL. (Posted 03/12/2015)

Internet Link Button (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates the two uses for the Internet Link button on the Property Screen. (Posted 1/21/2008)

E-MAIL OPTIONS

Email - Basics (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows the four screens that have e-mail options in ZonePro and the two ways in which it can be sent. (Posted 1/17/2008)

E-mail Names Option (ZPSQL) - This video shows how a new screen makes it easy to access all of the E-mail addresses you have stored in ZonePro when using the internal ZonePro E-mail option. (Posted 02/07/2012)

Email - STMP Setup (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to do the initial setup on the STMP E-Mail Screen. (Posted 1/17/2008)

Email - STMP Advanced Features (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates several special features of the STMP E-Mail Screen with an example post sent to a contractor from the Toolbox Options Screen. (Posted 1/17/2008)

FEES & FORMULAS

Calculator Option (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how the Calculator option works. (Posted 10/13/2008)

Formula Inputbox() Function (ZPSQL & ZP32) - This video shows how to use the INPUTBOX() function to prompt the user for more information when creating formulas for permits. (Posted 07/31/2012)

Formula Messagebox() Function (ZPSQL & ZP32) - This video shows how to use the MESSAGEBOX() function to prompt the user for Yes or No input when creating formulas for permits. (Posted 07/31/2012)

Multiple Fee Technique (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to add multiple fees to any application database using memo fields. The script used in this technique is on the Scripts page. (Posted 3/14/2008)

UPDATING ZONEPRO

Automatic Upgrades (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video shows how to use the Installed Modules Screen to automatically download new upgrades. (Posted 06/09/2009)

Database Upgrade Screen (ZP32) - This video shows how to use the Database Upgrade Screen in Maintenance. (Posted 1/18/2008)

Installed Modules (ZP32 & ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates the Installed Modules Screen that tells you what ZonePro modules you have installed. (Posted 1/16/2008)

Upgrade Alert Option (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to use the Upgrade Alert option so that you are always aware when ZonePro module updates have been posted on the web. (Posted 05/17/2011)

Upgrading SQL Databases (ZPSQL) - This video demonstrates how to manually upgrade your SQL databases using a special option from the Installed Modules Screen. (Posted 03/09/2011)