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The Monday Plan

If you are not careful Act can be a wasteland of contacts that are important but never get touched. This is unacceptable. In my office I follow what I call the Monday Plan. There are certain tasks that I do every single Monday, some tasks I do the first...

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How to Uninstall Act software.

Uninstalling Act Software If you have decided to upgrade your Act software, you will need to download and install that new version. Typically, it is a good idea to uninstall the previous version of Act before you install the newest version of Act. The...

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Run Act Software as an Administrator to Register Act

I love software engineers and the way they communicate with software users. If you are trying to register your Act software and you get an error message that says you must be an administrator to register Act, here is the simple fix. If Act is currently...

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Where do I find my Act serial number?

Where do I find my Act serial number? If you are registering Act software for the first time, after purchasing Act, you will most likely find your serial number in an email that was sent to you when you purchased Act. Locate that email and you will find...

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Handheld Contact: Act on your Smartphone Today

Get Handheld Contact: Act on your Smartphone If you download a free trial of Handheld Contact I will help you install it on your computer and on your smartphone. I will also give you some quick tips on how to make the most of the software. If you are on the road or...

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Act Quick Tip: How to Install an Act Product Update

Sometimes software engineers drive me crazy. Okay, many times they drive me crazy. They are really good at giving you technical  messages that make no sense when you do something wrong, but they can't take the two extra minutes and explain how to correct the mistake....

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The Act Edit Menu

Today we are going to explore Act's Edit Menu to show you some of the key points of using this menu. This menu gives you options to manipulate data within Act and I cannot stress enough how important it is to make backups before you make radical changes to...

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The Act File Menu

If you are new to Act, or even a long time Act user, sometimes we take the tools right in front of us for granted. The file menu in Act offers a lot of functions that you should be aware of. Some of the items a rather obvious and some of the items need a...

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Is Act 2010 compatible with Windows 10? From Marsha H.

Act! Compatibility Matrix Answer ID 29767 | Updated 02/26/2018 06:56 PM Summary: This article lists Act! compatibility with different operating systems, databases and integration. Every now and again I get questions about Act software compatibility with Windows and...

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Entering Data in Act Can Be a Waste of Time

One of the dilemmas for small business users is that we are faced with entering data into software. How do we avoid becoming data entry clerks? Because we are small business people, we only have so much time in our day. Entering a lot of data can be hard...

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Act Quick Tip: How to Open Act with Alexa

How to Wake Up Act with Alexa Every time you want Alexa to do something with Act you have to start the process by stating the following: "Alexa, open Act Premium."  Because this is a new feature in Act I'm learning along the way. On occasion, I will post...

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Use the iCalendar Feature in ACT!

Visit the Act Knowledgebase here: http://kb.act.com/ How to Use the iCalendar Feature in ACT! Answer ID 25315   |    Updated 09/10/2016 12:11 PM You would like information on using the iCalendar feature in ACT!. A new feature in ACT! 2010 and...

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Act Software has Updated the Knowledgebase: Act KB

The Act knowledgebase has been updated to bring it in line with the need to view articles on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. It was long overdue for an update. For those of you not familiar with the Act knowledgebase, it is a repository of...

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Connecting Act version 20 and Alexa: Part 1

How many of you have an Amazon personal assistant that allows you to use Alexa? How many of you plan on using it with Act version 20?Note: Using Act with Alexa requires an active Act! Premium Subscription.My feeling is this: we need to put the cart before the horse...

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Learning All About Alexa Skills: What Are They?

What Is an Alexa Skill? Your Amazon smart speaker offers a wide range of resources such as games, news and information, technology services, entertainment and much more. To connect your device to these offerings you must connect using a skill. Think of a...

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Setting Up Your Amazon Echo Dot: 3 Videos

So you’ve decided to buy in the Amazon Echo Dot and it has arrived at your home or office. How do you set it up? This video is directly from Amazon’s YouTube channel will show you how to set up the Echo Dot. You will learn about the cables that came with...

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What is an Echo Dot from Amazon?

Learning about the Echo Dot from Amazon It is quite possible that you have heard about Alexa. What is Alexa and how do you get it? To start, you can purchase an Echo Dot at a local retailer or directly from Amazon. In this video you will learn how to set...

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Exponenciel: Great Act Add-ons

Exponenciel: Great Act Add-ons From: www.Exponenciel.com For many years I have been recommending the Act add-on products produced by Exponenciel because they solve common everyday problems of Act users. He has a free add-on that is called Email Address Lookup which...

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Handheld Contact 3.1.0.3 for Android now available

Handheld Contact Android Update Reposted from: http://www.handheldcontact.com/index.php/news-developments Handheld Contact 3.1.0.3 for Android is now available on Google Play and includes support for Sales Opportunities, one of our most-requested features,...

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Connecting ACT & Outlook: Part 1

Integrating ACT and Outlook Part One. When you combine ACT with Outlook, you create a fantastic contact manager and great email program; this is a perfect solution for business owners and sales and marketing professionals.   In these tutorials, I will discuss the...

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Acting Techniques: Setting Act Calendar Preferences

A client called me to ask for help him with his calendar layout. Quite often some of my best ideas for Act software tips come from my conversations with my clients and this is an example of a recent conversation. My client did not like the way the Act calendar lined...

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Take Act to the Next Level

Tony Holowitz

Act Certified Consultant | 365 Act Tips Editor