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Can't edit FIeld Labels

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Country: USA

Can't edit FIeld Labels

I'm using ACT! by Sage Premium for Workgroups 2007 (9.0) (EX Edition) Version 9.0.1.162, Hotfix 1. I've logged in with my normal user name as well as logged in as "Administrator". I'm selecting TOOLS, but DEFINE FIELDS is grayed out, so I can't select that menu option, therefore, I can't change any field labels. What am I doing wrong?
Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 595
Country: USA

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

Is anyone else logged into the database? Is it a remote database?

 

Field NAMES are edited in Define Fields but that does not change the layout. Filed LABELS are edited in Design Layouts.

Roy Laudenslager
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New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

The database resides on my local hard drive - no one else is logged in to it
Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 595
Country: USA

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

Is it a remote database that sync to a publisher database?
Roy Laudenslager
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Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

No, we haven't deployed ACT on our network yet, so there is no sync going on. The application and database are installed on my laptop and is being run as a stand-alone system
Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 595
Country: USA

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

Try renaming the PAD file for the database and then open the database by double-clicking on the ADF file.
Roy Laudenslager
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Posts: 172
Country: USA

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

Have you tried - maybe adding a new user making them an Admin - then logging on with that ...

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

New Member
Posts: 2
Country: USA

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

I'm using ACT! 2011 Pro, only on my computer, no other users.  Standard Contacts layout provides for Business Phone and Mobile Phone,  How do I change an other unused   field  (such as Department) to create a new field for Home Phone numbers?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Can't edit FIeld Labels

You should already have a Home Phone field in ACT! on one of the tabs ... or you can create a new field