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APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

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Re: APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

I believe I understand what you want to do so let me describe what i do. I use the local install of ACT! premium for reference in support and for development of custom reports. Most of the time with the demo database or for report development, a copy of a client database. For our business contact management we use an APFW database that's remotely hosted and I use this through my web browser. Very often I have both a local database open along with our business database through the web browser. Does this sound like what you want to do?
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

Yes .. I don't need them to be open at the same time necessarily.  When I'm in my home office, I'll be in my local Act!  When I'm out, I want the features of what the web version can do via a browser.

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Re: APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

You can't mix and match the two versions (web and desktop) on the same computer. You are referencing a web link which will not install on a computer that is not a web server. When updates are released they will specify web or desktop; you need to use the one that matches what you currently have installed.

 

Are you a single user? You need desktop. Do you belong to a larger organization? You need desktop. Do you run the web server for a company? Then you could install either one depending on your server. But no, you can't install the web version on a basic computer and magically access it through a browser.

Karen Fredricks
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Re: APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

Sooo, do I have to download/install the .exe file and which one?  And it won't disturb my existing local Act?

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Re: APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

Go into Act, click Help and select About. What is the version number? Example, Act 16.1.X

Karen Fredricks
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Re: APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

Let's cut to the chase:  http://cdn.act.dlm.swiftpage.com/3730/act_premium_v16_sp3x11_us_ca_la.exe

Karen Fredricks
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Re: APFW and Act! local version on same computer?

Karen, I've already given all that info above.