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The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

Copper Contributor
Posts: 157
Country: United States

The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

Is there a way to lock out editing contact fields?

 

I use voice recognition software combined with having six or seven applications open on two monitors.   It is very frustrating when I forget to turn off the voice-recognition microphone and my fields in Act are overwritten.  Of course the same can happen if I inadvertently type in some keystrokes or initiate a global macro.

 

Is there a way to protect my data?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

Under the Edit menu, you have "Undo" and "Undo Changes to contact" - if you haven't saved the record, this might help
Copper Contributor
Posts: 157
Country: United States

Re: The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

I always try that first, (if I even realize Act fields are being edited)  Unfortunately, "undo" works about 10% of the time.

 

The biggest culprit is when I answer the phone and start a conversation (and I forget to mute the voice recognition).

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

Copper Contributor
Posts: 157
Country: United States

Re: The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

Sage ACT! Pro 2011 Version 13.1.111.0, Hot Fix 3

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

Do you have "Undo Changes to contact" as well as "undo"?

Also, I'd recommend getting Hotfix4 ... not for this, but it does fix quite a few things
Copper Contributor
Posts: 157
Country: United States

Re: The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

Yes, I have both "undo's".

 

Is there any way to protect the data from inadvertent changes?

New Member
Posts: 7
Country: USA

Re: The Most Frustrating Thing for Me About Act is... and how do I fix it?

The fact that the Financial Professionals edition seems to have been abandoned and now I'm stuck with it.  As far as I know, the FP database isn't compatable with the regular ACT! database.