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64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

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64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine. I use a software that requires 64 bit version of Office (Unigraphics NX CAD software). So I HAVE to install the 64 bit version of office on my machine. Is this going to create a problem with ACT? Or....can I have both versions of Office runninng (32 bit and 64 bit)...TIA

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Re: 64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

Yes it wiil cause a problem and you would need to call Microsoft for the other question.

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Re: 64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

I think it is time to request the ACT! development to work on 64-bit integrtion.  it is interesting that I and now fdbguy brought up 64-bit within a couple days of each other.  I just posted a request in the "Share Your Ideas" to either provide 64-bit integration into Office or to provide a 64-bit version of ACT!  I don't know if the moderator of that bord will post the request.

John Purdy
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Re: 64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

To work with Office x64, it needs to be re-compiled as 64-bit ... to do that a number of third -party apps that ACT! depends on also need to be upgraded.
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Re: 64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

You bring up a very valid point and I often bring up topics that are over my head technically.  However, it is up to the community to bring up ideas even if they are hard.  Impossible ideas often spur possible ideas. 

John Purdy
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Re: 64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

The bigger issue is the annual upgrade cycle, which means they concentrate on adding features that look good in a press release (and justify an upgrade) rather than items that might be beneficial to current users.
http://blog.glcomputing.com.au/2011/10/is-sageact-getting-too-complicated.html
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Re: 64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

I'm finding out that installing Office 64bit is going to create more problems with other apps that I use to run my business, namely Quickbooks. I am too suprised that Office 64bit has not been adapted by these other apps. I have an inqury with Microsoft on running both versions concurrently, but from what I have read it doesn't sound like its possibe on a 64 bit machine.

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Actually there are ways you can resolve the problem. The best would be to setup a virtual machine for all the 32 bit application and install the the 32 bit version of office there. The free virtual machine software from Microsoft isn't the best. Some of the thirdparty versions allow better interaction between the main and the virtual machine. You'll need to check with Microsoft to find out how to handle the license issues.

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Re: 64 bit version of Microsoft Office Home and ACT

I can see why they require the 64-bit version because the calculation requirments would benefit from the 64-bit speed.

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