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Macros under ACT 6 working under Windows 7

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Macros under ACT 6 working under Windows 7

Greetings:

 

I was finally pushed to upgrading to Windows 7 when my XP system died last month. After using some of the information from this Community I was able to get my ACT 6 up and running. After playing around for a while, I was able to recreate my macros that I use on a regular bases. Ironically from realizing some aspects of ACT that I didn't notice before, my macros are more reliable than ever. If you need help feel free to drop me an email, jtesource@charter.net.

 

Thanks to those before me who were kind enough to take the time to share their solutions with the others in this community.

 

Joe Tarshis - Self Employment Specialist

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Re: Macros under ACT 6 working under Windows 7

Joe the problem with what you have achieved is that the version6 database is prone to corruption when running either under Vista or Windows 7 so I would ensure that you have a regular back so when it does fail you are able to recover.

 

I would suggest you update to one of the later versions that are supported using the OS to avoid any future database failures.

Paul Buchtmann
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Australia's First ACT Consultant (1989)

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Re: Macros under ACT 6 working under Windows 7

Thanks for the heads up. Ironically I just noticed a label was changed on one of my datapoint. Does any of the newer versions have macro ability or it has to be done from an external program.

 

Thanks again,

Joe

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Re: Macros under ACT 6 working under Windows 7

Newer versions don't have macros.... although they now have Smart Tasks, so, it depends on what macros you need as to the best way under the current version