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Tasks in ACT! / Outlook

Copper Contributor
Posts: 27
Country: Australia

Tasks in ACT! / Outlook

In Outlook I can create tasks.

 

In ACT! I can create tasks.

 

The ACT! tasks are associated with calendar actions - When I export them into Outlook, they go into Calendar entries.

 

Can I create general non-calendar specific tasks in ACT! and have them synch into Outlook's "tasks" section (not the Outlook Calendar)?

 

Thanks!

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: Tasks in ACT! / Outlook

The difference between a task in ACT! and a task in Outlook, is that an ACT! task (To-Do) is an activity like every other calendar-related item (such as calls, meeting' etc.), whereas an Outlook task is a completely different function in Outlook (they don't even appear on the Outlook calendar).  It's more like a To-Do list. So really ACT! has no way to send information to the Task List in Outlook, since it is not a calendar item or an activity that ACT! can relate to.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.

Master Commentator
Posts: 23
Country: United States

Re: Tasks in ACT! / Outlook

If you use Doublelook to keep outlook and ACT sync'd you can map things like ACT to-dos to the outlook task list
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 886
Country: USA

Re: Tasks in ACT! / Outlook

Greg,

 

Does your answer also mean that Outlook Tasks do NOT/can NOT sync to ACT!

Dan Pisano
ACT! Certified Consultant
The Dapian Group, LLC