03-10-2014 06:17 AM
I use Act Pro on Windows 7.
I currently have Act! loaded on one computer only (this one).
I can't get my alarm to work.
I have searched this site for this question. I've seen dozens of inquiries from people who want to stop their alarms, or turn off the audio.
I see nothing from people who want the alarms to work, and want the audio.
When I schedule an event, such as a meeting, I get a dialog box full of information. One of the last selections I get is to set the alarm. I always change the option from "no alarm" to one of the other choices. If I look in the calendar, I see all of my scheduled events.
Phone calls, to-dos, meetings. They're all shown on their respective dates. However, they don't flash at the appointed time.
The result is I have to pull up my calendar every day, and monitor the list of activities. It's just like using index cards, without the paper. I want the active reminders. That's the reason we all choose Act.
What selection got un-selected to disable this function? I want it back.
03-10-2014 07:43 AM
You can set the defaults so you don't have to change the alarm time for every activity. Go to the Menus, then Tools/Preferences/Calendars and Scheduling/Scheduling Preferences. You can set the alarms for a certain lead time (t minutes for calls, 1 day for meetings, etc.). Hope that helps.
03-10-2014 10:46 AM
That's helpful, thanks. But that's not the problem I needed to solve.
If I schedule myself a dentist appointment for Friday at 1:00, I want a reminder to pop onto my screen Thursday at 1:00. It's not doing it.
I can only see my things to do by going into the calendar and manually checking each activity. The alarm function is not working.