A quick way to get the basic contact information is this... While on the Contact detail record in ACT (with no text selected), press Ctrl+C to copy the basic information. In the email window, press Ctrl+V to paste the information. You should see the contact name, title, company, phone, fax, address, and email address.
Susan Clark ACT! Certified Consultant Cornerstone Solutions, Inc.
You can do a similar action in a contact list view. When you tag all of the contacts in the contact list view, it captures the same information for each contact. Might come in handy if you're wanting the same information for multiple contacts.