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Attach several PDF document shortcuts to contacts

Tuned Listener
Posts: 11
Country: United Kingdom

Attach several PDF document shortcuts to contacts

We have over 20000 contacts in our Act database, we need to attach a shortcut to a separate PDF file for each contact. The PDF files are in a network shared folder and are named with the policy number that corresponds to the policy number contained in the act database. Is there a way to do this in batches as it will take a lot of time to do this individually.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Platinum Super Contributor
Posts: 5,275
Country: USA

Re: Attach several PDF document shortcuts to contacts

Within the Act! program you can only attach documents/shortcuts individually.  I'm not aware of any add-ons that will perform the function for you, hopefully someone else will.


If you wanted to attach the document (opposed to a shortcut), you could open the folder containing the documents and drag/drop them onto the appropriate contact's Document tab.  This would reduce the number of keystrokes required... 

Greg Martin
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Posts: 2,623
Country: New_Zealand

Re: Attach several PDF document shortcuts to contacts


We could produce a custom add-on that would enable you to do this.

Some questions:

Is this a one of situation to attach a shortcut to a large number of existing documents but for the future to be attached as they are created?

Is the creation of the policy and placement into a folder being  done by people who have access to ACT! at the time or can anyone, irrespective of having ACT!, create a policy?


If you are interested in our designing a custom procedure contact us at the email address below.     

Graeme Leo
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