With the increasing use of Wide Screens by many of my users - there is enough space available to have the Detail View and List View arranged side by side on the same layout / screen.
Could this be an option - either in the design of a layout or a tick box in the user preferences?
This is available with Jim Durkin's Impact Suite although it is at a cost.
It should be as part of the standard install.
I thought I had seen this somewhere, or in a dream... but at a client site yesterday they asked for this and I thought "good idea" - hence the posting....
Would be good to have this as part of 'standard' ACT! though.
Yes 'split screen' is one of the many features with Impact Suite v5.
We support split screen views in contacts and opportunities.
-- Jim Durkin
Thanks Jim - just downloaded the trial version...
Trevor, I see over on LinkedIn that you generously uploaded some widescreen layouts that you've created - thank-you.
As to your original question that started this thread, having the Contact Detail and Contact List side-by-side, you do know that you can go into preferences (in recent versions it's on the 'Startup' Tab, and check off 'Open each view in its own window', and another menu called 'Windows' appears on the menu bar. Then you can open View, Contact Detail and View, Contact List view and Windows, 'Tile Horizontal' to get your suggested view.
Hi Chieff - that's another approach I hadn't thought off.
In today's wide screen landscape we also see many users with multiple monitors. Impact Suite v5 has an option to support multiple monitors. With Act's 'Open each view in its own window' each view is still bound to the frame of the act application. With "Multi-Monitor' turned ON you can move each view to a different monitor.
I think what I would like is the ability to put sub-entities in the second window, i.e. information from one of the tabs.
So for example, the left window displays Contact Detail view as usual, but the right window displays all the Opportunities or History associated with that contact. Or to take it one stage further, a Dashboard associated with that Contact.
Just gives more room to display long lists that aren't visible in the usual tabs without scrolling.
What about putting dashboard directly onto the contact details page like this.
Its a custom control with Impact Suite v5.
1) In ACT! go to TOOLS and select Design Layouts -> Contacts
2) Click on the CUSTOM in the toolbox on the right side.
3) Drag your desired control onto the form.
4) Save and close
The control has a selection mode tab on the top right where you can quickly switch between List, Chart or Pivot modes.
Hope this helps
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