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Business Line 1 in letter template?

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Business Line 1 in letter template?

Act 2007

 

In one of the templates ( ex. letter.adt)  that comes with ACT there are fields called:

 

<business line 1>, <business line 2>, <business city>, etc.

 

What field do these match to in Act?  They don't show up as defined fields.


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Business Line 1 in letter template?

.adt is the file extension for Act Template for MS Word, .tpl is the extension for act wordprocessor templates.

Matthew Wood
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Re: Business Line 1 in letter template?

I've looked at several versions of the ACT! templates (including V6) and cannot find a default template with 'business line 1' (or others) within it.  They show the field 'address 1'.  This template looks to be customized, could it be from a different database?

 

If you create a new database (File > New Database), what do the templates within it contain (business line 1 or address 1)?

 

Greg Martin
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Re: Business Line 1 in letter template?

Business Line 1 is Address 1 in the Add Mail Merge Fields Dialog box. They are in fact one in the same, I'm not certain why the name for the merged field is different than the actual field name, but I'd guess it has something to do with address 1 being reserved or used elsewhere.

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vb
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Re: Business Line 1 in letter template?

Thank you.  Can you tell me

 

- if <address 2>/<business line 2> is empty, which program knows to skip that line?

 

Is it a function of Act's mail merge or is Word in control or neither?

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Re: Business Line 1 in letter template?

I'm not sure which applications handles the behavior (mainly because I've not merged any non-Act! documents), but basically if the merged field is the only item prior to a return, the line will be removed when the document is merged if the field is blank.

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vb
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Re: Business Line 1 in letter template?

Okay, thanks. 

 

My letter has an .ADT extension.  Doesn't that make it an Act document?  I use Word as the word processor, though.

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Accepted by topic author vb
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Posts: 1,163
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Re: Business Line 1 in letter template?

.adt is the file extension for Act Template for MS Word, .tpl is the extension for act wordprocessor templates.

Matthew Wood
Act! SDK Support
Community Moderator