Student Practices for Installing GDP (Windows XP and Windows Vista).
Read this before installing GDP:
Close all open programs including email, browser windows, and virus
not change defaults (program or data storage location) during
installation unless specifically instructed to do so by your
Make sure the log-on name entered into the Home installation of GDP
initially exactly matches the name your instructor used in
Instructor Management on the Campus version of GDP and the IMWS
including matching the case.|
Make sure the e-mail address you entered into the Home installation of
GDP matches exactly the e-mail address your instructor
used in Instructor Management on the Campus version of GDP and the IMWS.|
Make sure the log-on password (if used) entered into the Campus
installation of GDP matches exactly the password used to log into the
Student Web Site (if used, including matching the case.|
Perform a Live Update. Click
troubleshoot any Live Update installation issues. On the
Tips & FAQs page,
click FAQs, Installation and Operation, for a detailed
explanation of the Live Update feature.|
Verify you have the correct version of Word® selected
Processor. If you change this setting, restart
Under Options, Personal Information, Your initials,
type in your correct reference initials (lowercase, no spaces, no
periods, and no parentheses) and click OK. Type these exact
initials for any documents requiring reference initials, such as
Note: It is best to call the
software hotline at
before attempting these steps:
using Windows XP®, make sure you are logged into the computer with an
using Windows Vista®, make sure you are logged into the computer with an
administrator account and follow the steps below prior
to using GDP: Right-click on the GDP Home shortcut—Start, All
Programs, Irwin Keyboarding. Click Properties,
Compatibility tab. Check Run this program as an administrator,
and click Apply, OK. Launch GDP using the GDP shortcut. You will
be prompted to “Cancel” or “Allow” the program to run. You should select
Installing GDP at Home
|Place the GDP Home Version CD
into the CD-ROM drive. The installer automatically launches after a
few seconds. Follow the Quick Start steps in green below.|
Note: If the install
program does not launch automatically, from the Windows menu, click
Start, Run. In the Run window, type x:\setup
(replace "x:" with the letter for your CD-ROM
drive, which is probably "d:"). Click OK.
Next; I accept the terms of the license agreement, Next;
Next; Next; Next; Finish.
you click Finish.
An Irwin Keyboarding program group
opens with this shortcut.
Right-click the icon and send a shortcut to your Windows Desktop.
Use this shortcut to launch GDP.|
Note: If you installed
incorrectly and need to uninstall GDP, click
At home, double-click
the GDP Home icon on the Desktop to launch GDP; or
in Windows, click Start, Programs, Irwin
Keyboarding, GDP Home. Type your
information, click Save, and GDP will open.
Note: See your
instructor regarding directions for filling in an e-mail address and
class name. It may not be required in your class.
GDP will launch and
check for Live Updates if you are on the Internet when you open GDP.
The first time you install GDP, you should always check for a Live
Update so you are using the most current version.
It is imperative that you always perform a Live Update
to ensure that you are working with the correct version of GDP, which
includes software functionality upgrades, corrections to errata, and so
troubleshoot any Live Update installation issues. On the
Tips & FAQs page, click FAQs, Installation and Operation,
for a detailed explanation of the Live Update feature. If you are not on the Internet when you open GDP for the
first time, log-on to the Internet, click Help, Live Update, and
follow the prompts to download the latest version of GDP.
|To find out what version of
GDP you are using, click Help, About, from the GDP menu in the
upper left hand corner of the screen. See the lines at the bottom that
indicate "Version" followed by a date, installation mode, and Live
starts. Click the numbered buttons at the bottom of the screen to
complete the tutorial and click Exit when
Note: Check with your instructor regarding preferences
From the menu, click Options,
Settings, to open the Settings dialog box.
in, check, or uncheck all boxes as shown below. Click Save.
Note: The URL for the Web button is
for more detailed steps to set the path for Microsoft Word.
Note: Under Full Editing,
in Timed Writings and Drills, ask your instructor what
you correct errors on timings, your speed is decreased and your
concentration might be broken. However, some students relax more
during a timed writing when they know they can correct errors and therefore
do better. Make your choice here based on your own skills and
preferences. Correcting errors on drills generally leads to poor
If you are using the first
printing of Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing,
Microsoft Office Word 2007 Update and the first printing of the
Microsoft Office Word 2007 Update Manual for Gregg College
Keyboarding & Document Processing, your books are no longer
synchronized with changes and corrections made to the GDP software
via GDP's Live Update feature. This will result in document scoring
errors occurring in documents that you have typed correctly.
here to download an errata file, which includes corrections and
changes you should make to the first printing of your books to bring
them into alignment with the current GDP software and to provide you
with valuable tips and information as you complete your document
processing jobs in the text and practice exercises in the Word
Working on Campus and at Home
|If your instructor has asked you to
upload work to the Internet to the Instructor Management Web Site and
visit the Student Web Site as part of
your daily routine, view this orientation first and choose the method
assigned by your instructor:
|Learn to use
GDP's Export, Import, and Upload-features to transfer work between multiple
locations such as campus to home, home to campus, and to the Instructor
Management Web Site and Student Web Site in one operation. If you use the
Student Web site, you will be able to view your work and your
annotations anywhere you have an Internet connection and browser
here for the pdf version.
here for a 15-minute movie. Click
here for a Flash movie (resizable window).
GDP Upload Quick
Start: Upload; Upload all work;
Upload Work to Student Upload Web Site; Browse (browse to
desired location to save file—at LACC, store file on Desktop),
Store the Upload File; right-click in the Browse box,
Grades Quick Start: Log in at the
Student Web Site; click
Download Grades tab; Download Grades; Save,
browse to desired destination, Save, Close.
GDP Import Quick Start:
Import Student Data;
in the Look In box, click the list arrow, browse to your
.EXP file (which has your first and last name), and click
Note: Repeat these steps when
you leave and move to your second location. Students working only at home may skip
If you want to print this presentation, right-click the
desired link and choose Print Target.
to download a helpful handout you can print.