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Importing ACT! Contacts into Outlook

I'm running ACT! Premium 2008 v10 and Outlook 2003. I'm trying to figure out how to "port" my ACT! contact records into Outlook. Unless there is an easier way I have figured out I can go into Outlook, open the ACT! Address Book and copy all the records. The problem, however, is that the only data fields that come over are Name, Company, E-mail Address, and E-mail Type. I really need phone number, among other nice-to-haves.

 

Does anyone know how to add fields (e.g. phone number) to the ACT! Address Book for import into Outlook?

 

Also, am I correct that the only way to automatically sync these data sets is to purchase an addon like DoubleLook?

 

Thanks in advance, Joe


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Accepted by topic author joebradley21
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Importing ACT! Contacts into Outlook

You are correct about the synch process.  For a one time push from ACT! to MS Outlook the easist way is to export your lookup (with the fileds that you want to MS Excel, resave as a csv file and import into MS Outlook.

 

You may want find an ACT! Certified Consultant that can help you with this at http://www.act.com/partners/acc/.

 

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Jim Fry, ACT! Certified Consultant

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Accepted by topic author joebradley21
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Importing ACT! Contacts into Outlook

You are correct about the synch process.  For a one time push from ACT! to MS Outlook the easist way is to export your lookup (with the fileds that you want to MS Excel, resave as a csv file and import into MS Outlook.

 

You may want find an ACT! Certified Consultant that can help you with this at http://www.act.com/partners/acc/.

 

ActSource

Jim Fry, ACT! Certified Consultant

952-226-5498

jfry@ActSource.com

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Re: Importing ACT! Contacts into Outlook

Jim - thanks so much for the answer! I was afraid of that, but glad to know the situation.

 

I'm also curious to know if you have any experience/comment on DoubleLook? Is that a worthwhile addon? Does it really work?

 

Thanks again, Joe

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Re: Importing ACT! Contacts into Outlook

I have no personal experience with DL, but it has been around for a long time and I have heard many recommendations for it from others in the business.
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Re: Importing ACT! Contacts into Outlook

To export contact data to Outlook, see this ACT! Knowledge Base article -

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1757...

 

The two addons that sync ACT! and Outlook contacts are DoubleLook from CompanionLink and http://www.123-synchronizer.com/

 

I haven't tried either personally, so can't recommend one over the other.

 

I do this in a tricky way... I sync ACT! to my Blackberry with the free Handheld Contact Entry level. Then it syncs to Exchange or Outlook :-)