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Customising field behaviour

Tuned Listener
Posts: 5
Country: UK

Customising field behaviour

I have set up a number of fields to be mandatory (i.e. must be completed) but ideally, I would like for a pop up message to come up explaining why a certain field has to be completed. Is there a way for me to do this?

Many thanks.


Sam Hay

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: Customising field behaviour

Hello Sam,

Welcome to the ACT! Online Community. Unfortunately, there is not a way for a pop-up to appear when accessing a field in ACT!. The only workaround I can think of is to use a field trigger (these are options when creating/editing the field) that launches perhaps a Notepad or Word doc with an explanation of why the field is mandatory. This may or may not work for you. There is an add-on product called Field ToolTips that may do what you are looking for. I am not sure if they have a version of this for ACT! 2010.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.