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HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

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HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

Hi,
 
I am thinking of upgrading to ACT2008! but ONLY IF it supports to MailMerge with HTML-templates. I have downloaded and now testing the trial version, but I cant find out how to do this. Is it possible at all? (if it's not, I'll not upgrade, instead I'll create my own "Excel-html-merge-mailer".
 
//Viccy
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

MailMerge HTML-templates? Is it possible in Act!2008 using outlook??
 
This is great interest to me also
 
Bashor
Dennis Bashor
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

Yes, I use the mail merge feature extensively with Outlook 2003 and a product called High Impact Email version 4.0 from Templatezone.  Check it out at www.templatezone.com
 
 
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

You meen, wee need to buy High Impact Email to perform this because ACT!2008 can't ALONE mail merge HTML-templates? 
In that case it's not useful for me to upgrade, because this can easily be done with Excel.
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

Don't be too surprised, Viccy.
 
Plan on spending big $$ on add-ons to get ACT to be useful.
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

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viccy wrote:
You meen, wee need to buy High Impact Email to perform this because ACT!2008 can't ALONE mail merge HTML-templates?
In that case it's not useful for me to upgrade, because this can easily be done with Excel.



ACT is not a mass-mail sender but a contact manager. The goal is not the same.

What are you looking for? A powerful software to send HTML email or a Contact Manager to track your activity/history with your contacts?

If your answer is "both", I'll tell you is for that there exist add-on. To answer specific need for some users!

Most of my customer only use mail merge for simple and little e-mailing. Those who want more are happy to find add-on to encounter their needs.

Message Edited by m4y on 03-14-2008 07:28 PM

Xavier Nyssen

ACT! Certified Consultant @ Intuitis | Belgium
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

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ACTisHORRIBLE wrote:
Don't be too surprised, Viccy.
Plan on spending big $$ on add-ons to get ACT to be useful.





It is not the case because it is not Sage who develop add-ons and they surely prefer nobody need it!

Ok, ACT is not perfect, quite as any other software which answers standard needs. It is for that that there is a lot of add-ons: to answer specific needs.

Message Edited by m4y on 03-14-2008 10:43 PM

Xavier Nyssen

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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???



viccy wrote:
Hi,
 
I am thinking of upgrading to ACT2008! but ONLY IF it supports to MailMerge with HTML-templates. I have downloaded and now testing the trial version, but I cant find out how to do this. Is it possible at all? (if it's not, I'll not upgrade, instead I'll create my own "Excel-html-merge-mailer".
 
//Viccy



I recommend you get either MergeMaster or SwiftPage to do this directly from ACT! - much faster, handles OptOut automatically and reports on who got the emails
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???



m4y wrote:
ACT is not a mass-mail sender but a contact manager. The goal is not the same.

Most of my customer only use mail merge for simple and little e-mailing. Those who want more are happy to find add-on to encounter their needs.


Its 2008 now and communication with customers is done with e-mail. And today it use to be HTML-based e-mails. Mass-mails or not, I think it is poor that I cant send html-based mail to my customers using ACT! alone.
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Re: HTML-template for MailMerge in ACT!2008, is it possible???

I feel your pain viccy. I just upgraded to v10.0 because of a computer crash and a forced change to Vista...litle did I know going from 2004--2008 and v6.0 to 10.0 that I would actually LOSE functionality! The HTML email merges were essential to my business.
 
I'll let you know if I discover a suitable workaround.
 
Mark