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Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

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Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

I have been able to set up our Outlook to view Act 2009 address book on our desktops, however, how do I view the Act address book via Outlook on Blackberry?
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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

You can't do it this way. You could bring the ACT! data to the Outlook Contacts and do it.

 

Personally, I find the best way to sync ACT! and a Blackberry is with Handheld Contact - you can download a trial to test it

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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

I was told when I purchase the upgrade to ACT 2009, that I would be able to sync Act contacts with Outlook contacts.  They did not mention that I would need to purchase additional software to utilize the program.  Do you have another solution?
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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

It doesn't sync contacts with Outlook... only emails and activities.

 

Outlook doesn't have the necessary fields and tracking to do this reliably. There are add-ons that sync the contacts to Outlook, but they often cause problems.

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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

Thank you for your quick responses!

 

The product was misrepresented.  Can you tell me how to import data into outlook contacts?

 

Thank you again for your help.

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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

Also on the installation disk, there is a selection "Install Act! Link for Palm OS"  would this establish what I need?
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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry


Whitney wrote:

Thank you for your quick responses!

 

Can you tell me how to import data into outlook contacts?

 

Thank you again for your help.


Try this ACT! Knowledge Base article - http://tinyurl.com/6mehzw

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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry


Whitney wrote:
Also on the installation disk, there is a selection "Install Act! Link for Palm OS"  would this establish what I need?

No. Palm OS is different from Blackberry.

 

You could get the trial of Handheld Contact, install it and sync the data to the Blackberry.

 

Then, in HHC on the BB, do an Export to the Blackberry Address Book and sync it back to Outlook. This would be eacy and also give you a chance to see HHC. If you uninstall later, the contacts will still be there

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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry

Good Suggestion, I will try that then.....thanks for your help!

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Re: Viewing contacts thru Outlook on Blackberry