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#SageACT and Office 2013

by on ‎11-12-2012 08:26 AM (5,447 Views)

I had Sage ACT! 2013 working with Office 2010 during the Sage ACT! 2013 launch and I decided to upgrade Office to the Consumer Preview version that was available a few months ago. 

 

I have to say that the new sleek interface and controls more than made up for the fact that it crashed two or three times a day. I was running the pre-release version, so I'm not expecting a polished product, but I was more than happy with the upgrade. New menu systems were intuitive, not distracting. Simple use seems more fluid. And there were a few little gems in Excel and PowerPoint that made me happy. Even though it crashed multiple times a day, I never lost any data. Improved recovery options.

 

Because I had previously setup Sage ACT! and Outlook 2010 I didn't need to do anything else to get up and running. 

 

I was recording history in no time! A few weeks later I had deleted my preferences for some testing and I realized I couldn't get setup again. Our development team made a change in Sage ACT! 2013 SP1 that will allow the setup without copying preferences like in this KB

 

We have done no QA certification on this platform, and is not officially supported. I can report that many functions do work, email history, mail merge, create contact from Outlook....

 

The only item that I found not functional is due to a change in Outlook where they allow you to reply within the preview pane. Because it does not load any addins, history is not recorded from those emails. This has been a wide reported problem in the Outlook development groups, and no one has found a good solution. 

 

It will take us some time to understand the problem and how best to fix it. It's unlikely this will be ready in the Sage ACT! 2013 timeframe, but as we know more I'll update here. 

 

Until then I'm interested to here what experience you have with the new version of Office.

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on ‎11-30-2012 07:47 AM

Hey Ben,

 

That's HEAPS for this ... any chance you could do one on any issues you've discovered with Windows 8 that you're fixing in SP1?

 

Regards,
Mike Lazarus
ACT! Evangelist
GL Computing, Australia
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on ‎02-15-2013 12:38 PM
Moved for greater exposure to the Sage ACT! product forum.
by Roger Ward
on ‎08-09-2013 04:28 PM

Help!!

 

Ive just installed act 2013 on my new dell with offfice 2013. Doing the initial start up I answered the questions and had it set up the email with outlook.

 

I got an error message saying that outlook needed to shutdown and then followed the online prompt to correct the problem.

 

The outcome is that NO office programs now work.

 

I cant reinstall office as it says there is an error. Help!

by
on ‎08-12-2013 06:18 PM

Roger, is Office the full install or Click-To-Install?

 

Have you tried: Control Panel | Programs and Features - Select Microsoft Office. Then "Change"

 

This will allow a repair

 

Regards,
Mike Lazarus
ACT! Evangelist
GL Computing, Australia
http://about.me/GLComputing
http://Blog.GLComputing.com.au
http://twitter.com/GLComputing

GL Computing Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/GLComputing
LinkedIN ACT! Fanatics Group - http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ACT-Fanatics-49896

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