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company name shifts to the left

is there any  fix for when you are the main page and you have more than 1 contact(   lets say 1 of 40)  as you scroll thru them the company name shifts to the left and you can only see a few letters . i was told by a technican it was being worked on but that was 2 months ago  is there any fix  . it is annoying

Platinum Super Contributor
Posts: 5,275
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

Short description of issue:  Company field name displays correctly until you view a contact where the company name is longer than the company field. 

 

We have not received a target date for a fix as of this time.

 

A potential work-around (if room is available on layout) is to extend the length of the Company field through the Tools > Design Layouts option.  This will reduce the possibility of a company name being longer than the field, but it will not eliminate the possibility.

Greg Martin
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Re: company name shifts to the left

We are also having the same issue with truncating of the field characters. Is the fix released yet?

Cheers

Mark Tuffey

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Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

Hello Mark,
No, there is no timeframe as of yet for a fix for this issue. For the time being, increasing the width of the Company field from the layout designer is the most reliable workaround.

Greig Hollister

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

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Posts: 1,233
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

Here is a FREE addon we developed for the text box alignment in ACT!. It forces the text boxes to display the first part of the character rather than the last part when the text string is longer than the width of the text box.

 

I created this screen shot of the before and after. The text boxes whose data is longer than the text box width  do not display the left most characters of the Company or Contact fields. With Left Align for ACT! by Durkin  installed you can read any field from the left most position if the text string is longer than the text box without increasing the size of the field.

 

Its a FREE add-on.  Here is the link to the download:

http://www.durkincomputing.com/ACTAddonsDownloads/Durkin_LeftAlign_for_ACT.exe

 
Please post question or comments to www.DurkinComputing.com/ACTAddonForum/

 

View before/after screen shot:
http://www.durkincomputing.com/images/screenshots/LeftAlignForACTAddon.jpg

 

-- Jim Durkin

www.DurkinComputing.com

New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

Six months later- any fix we can use?  Thanks in advance!

New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

Nice JIm- thanks.  It doesn't appear to be free however, its a 30 day try- or did I miss some coupon code?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

Hello norcalbusa,
Welcome to the Sage ACT! Community. The free add-on mentioned by Jim Durkin in the post above yours resolves this issue. In addition, the next hot fix for 2011 will address the issue as well.

Greig Hollister

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

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Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

The add-on is definately free - just click the Download Now button for the add-on at the top of this page: http://www.durkincomputing.com/FreeACTAddons.aspx

Greig Hollister

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

New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: company name shifts to the left

Great- thanks.  I clicked the link within his message and got a different screen.  All set for now!!