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Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 8

If you have Windows 7 you need to read “Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 7” First, let me say that ACT! 6 was an excellent product and, like Windows XP, lasted long beyond its expected retirement date. There are still people using it, despite pleas, recommendations, and even financial inducements to upgrade to later versions. […]

Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 7

If you have Windows 8 you need to read “Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 8” First, let me say that ACT! 6 was an excellent product and, like Windows XP, lasted long beyond its expected retirement date. There are still people using it, despite pleas, recommendations, and even financial inducements to upgrade to later versions. A […]

Gebesse Newsletter – January 2014

Happy New Year. Let’s get productive. Training special. I often get called in to help with Act! and find that I’m doing something that could quite easily be done by a user but they don’t know that they can do it. I usually find that the user has never had any formal training in how […]

Exporting from ACT! to Excel

So you want to get data from your ACT! database into Excel. Here’s how to do it. Note: these instructions are for ACT! 2013; there are minor differences with earlier versions but the principles are the same. The first thing to do is create a lookup of the records you want to export. You can […]

Mail merge with ACT!

One of the ways that ACT! can make your life easier is by automating mailouts to multiple contacts. The first thing you need to do is to create a template for whatever it is you want to send. Remember that if you are using Microsoft Word as your word processor of choice with ACT! you […]