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Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

Hello,

 

Own Sage ACT 2010 and using a Windows 7 PC

 

Q: Can I enlarge the screen size (about 10%)?  The standard size screen is a little to small for me.
I went to "Knowledge Base" and saw an article on this (older ACT Version)…  can the above be
done, without creating a new Contact Layout or changing my computer resolution?
Aside- I do not think I can do this in Preferences.

 

Any help will be appreciated,

 

SyBerGuy 
(NYC)

 

 

 

 


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‎05-25-2018 02:30 PM
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Re: Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

You can make the text in some fields bigger without changing all of them!

 

Just open the layout designer from Tools > Design Layouts > Contact ...

 

 

Act!_2018-05-21_11-07-21.png

 

Then click on the field you want to change, and you can change the font size in the toolbar at the top:

 

 

Act!_2018-05-21_11-07-47.png

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

What is it that you'd like to be bigger?

You can customize the layout to increase the size of fields and text etc - check out this KB for advice:
http://kb.act.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/15332

Alternatively, you can change the sizing of fonts in the other parts of the database by customising the Font Option in Tools > Preferences > Colours & Fonts

Copper Contributor
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Re: Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

Hello Jon,

 

What is a little to small for me is the fonts within the "Fields" (Contact Name, Company fields etc).  If I design a new layout, I can enlarge the font size, but then
have to enlarge every field. I might do this at a later point in time (customize the layout).. enlarging the entire Layout.  I also will try to import my existing ACT database of names, from my old ACT 4.0. and would prefer to stay with the original Contact Layout for this. I am not sure if it would be a problem importing the database of names to a customized layout.  I will post a new message thread, when I find the time to do all this 

 

Thanks for the knowledge base URL on Design Layout Customization.

 

Ciao,

 

Sy

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Accepted by topic author SyBerGuy
‎05-25-2018 02:30 PM
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Re: Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

You can make the text in some fields bigger without changing all of them!

 

Just open the layout designer from Tools > Design Layouts > Contact ...

 

 

Act!_2018-05-21_11-07-21.png

 

Then click on the field you want to change, and you can change the font size in the toolbar at the top:

 

 

Act!_2018-05-21_11-07-47.png

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps!

Copper Contributor
Posts: 11
Country: USA

Re: Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

Thanks Jon for the screen view of how to change font sizes in a Contact Layout. I have created customized Contact Layouts in the past,.. but a long time ago.
I might get around to doing this, but when..... do not have the time now.  But thanks for the post.

 

Sy

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Re: Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

Hey SyBerGuy,

 

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Copper Contributor
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Re: Basic Contact Layout 1024x768 Need a Larger Size for Viewing

Bill,

 

Thanks for your offer to buy your ACT Contact Customization  Layout(Larger Size).... however, I will pass on this. I am quite capable in creating my own, a larger size for text and adding additional fields. 

 

SyBerguy