12-08-2011 08:45 AM
I currently own Act 2011 Pro.
I wondered whether Sage have resolved an issue I noticed in Act 2012...so I'd be grateful if any Act 2012 users could check this for me.
Next/Previous buttons in Company lookup
In Act 2011, when creating a look-up from "Contacts", the "List View" is displayed. I can then use the "Go to Previous Contact" and "Go to Next Contact" buttons at the top in either "List View" or "Detail View".
I would like to make better use of companies but if I create a look-up from any company field, on the "Companies" tab, those Next/Previous buttons are not available in Act 2011.
Are those Next/Previous buttons available on the "Companies" tab in Act 2012?
Keyboard access in list of companies
In Act 2011, on the "Companies" tab, to the left of the details, there is a list of all companies.
Assuming this list is still present, can we now press keys to move the view down the list?
Thanks in advance,
12-08-2011 12:07 PM
2012 still does not have the left/right previous/next buttons in the toolbar of the company view...
As far as keyboard buttons to move through the list of companies, don;t think that is any different than in 2011 - the answer is "kind of". If the focus is set to a company name in the list, using the up and down arrows on your keyboard will move you up or down through the list of companies. However, as soon as you click on something else on the screen, you will not be able to do that again until you highlight a company name by clicking one with the mouse...
12-09-2011 01:24 AM
10-23-2012 08:40 AM
10-23-2012 08:46 AM
If you enable the "Show Look For" (from the Options menu on the right side of the list window), you will be able to do exactly what you want.
10-23-2012 09:19 AM
Thanks for the reply! Much appreciated.
It begs the question, why did Act hide this away?
Unfortunately we still can't create look ups of companies.
And worse still (something I didn't mention above) we can't create auto populated groups of companies - only contacts.
Because companies are so weak, I don't use them. I still treat a contact as if it was company, like like I did in Act 6 many, many years ago.
10-23-2012 09:30 AM
Why can't you create Company Lookups? The interface is a bit different than Contacts, but the lookups can be created in a very similar way.
I am not sure what your Use Case is for the auto-population of Companies, but would like to hear about it so that I may understand what you are trying to achieve.
Relating to your last comment about companies being weak, we also sometimes treat companies as contacts but also use real Companies. I can see why you would want to use it that way.
10-23-2012 09:55 AM
10-23-2012 10:00 AM