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OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

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OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

I upgraded to Outlook 2007, didn't like it and went back to outlook xp.  Now when I attempt to merge mail or edit a graphical template in ACT, I get the warning "OLE initialization failed. Make sure that the OLE libraries are the correct version.  Can someone help me fix this?  I am using Act Version 6, Build 6.0.3.979 on a pc runing microsoft Vista.  Any direction is appreciated.
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Re: OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

You will have problems trying to use ACT! 6 on Vista that can't be resolved. You need to upgrade to ACT! 2009.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

Thanks for such a quick answer Roy.  Will Act 2009 be compatible with the 5 other registered Act! 6 users that I share the database with?  It actually worked with Vista for about a year.  I even synchronized it from my laptop to my office desktop all of this time too.  It is when I installed Microsoft Office 2007 two weeks ago that got it screwed up, so that is why I am confused about your answer.  Are there corrrect OLE Library Version files that could be cut and pasted to make it work again?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Nickel Contributor
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Re: OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

Unfortunately there is no compatability accross different versions. Running Act 6 on a Vista machine is a problem waiting to happen IMHO, I surprised it worked as long as it did.
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Re: OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

No your all need to be on the same version of the ACT! program. 
Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
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Country: United States

Re: OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

Appreciate your feedback.  Time to go back to Windows XP.  Can't afford to upgrade everyone at this time.
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Re: OLE Initialization failed for Act 6

Thanks.  Another reason to dislike Vista