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Country: USA

Using Word

I have two questions/issues.. I am running Act 2007 with a new laptop thathas Busn Vista and 2007 Office.  I cant seem to be able to use Word as my formatting.  Can this be done?  Also, can you convert the ACT templates from Act Word to Office Word and/or vice versa?
 
Thanks for the help
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Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Using Word

 
 
First, you need to select Word as your ACT! word processor in Tools | Preferences |Communication | Word Processor.
 
To convert existing Word templates, open them in Word then Save As and in File Name put "yourtemplatename.ADT" including the quotes.
 
Save the file to the location where your ACT database resides, usually C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff Granger\My Documents\ACT\ACT for Windows 10\Databases\yourdatbasename-database files\Templates folder.
 
You can then open the template from within ACT!  Write | Edit Template.
 
You then add the fields you want to merge into the template (delete any old Word mail merge fields except Date). Save the file, and it should then be ready to use.
 
Jeff
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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Using Word

ACT! 2007 won't connect to Word 2007. You need to upgrade to ACT! 2008 for that to work