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For years, we?ve all been keeping track of our activities by using some version of a to-do list. Some people write down all of their tasks on pads of paper and update the list every few days; others use daily planning books; and still others write everything on self-stick notes and paste them to the desktop, wall, and computer monitor.
With ACT!, you don?t make lists. You schedule a specific task and include the task?s date, time, and regarding information, and then you assign ...
For years, we’ve all been keeping track of our activities by using some version of a to-do list. Some people write down all of their tasks on pads of paper and update the list every few days; others use daily planning books; and still others write everything on self-stick notes and paste them to the desktop, wall, and computer monitor.
With ACT!, you don’t make lists. You schedule a specific task and include the task’s date, time, and regarding information, and then you assign the task to a specific person. Then you use ACT! to help you to keep track of all your unfinished tasks. With Act! 2000 For Windows For Dummies in hand, you'll discover how to put the power of Act! to work for you and your business.
This book is filled with information that will help you to use ACT! 2000’s many timesaving and productivity-improving features so that you can grow your business, expand your career, save time, and make more money. Whether you're an experienced Act! user or someone who is new to the software, this information-packed reference tool will guide you through the following topics and more:
Act! is a very powerful tool, on par with a top-of-the-line database or spreadsheet program. With help from Act! 2000 For Windows For Dummies, you'll be able to fine-tune Act! features to match your specific needs and use this tool to its fullest potential.
|Pt. I||Getting to Know ACT!||7|
|Ch. 1||ACT! 2000: An Overview||9|
|Ch. 2||Getting Contacts into ACT!||17|
|Ch. 3||ACT!'s General Preferences||25|
|Ch. 4||The Contact Window||29|
|Ch. 5||Using Some Tabs||43|
|Ch. 6||Defining ACT! Fields||57|
|Pt. II||Using Your Database||67|
|Ch. 7||Entering Information into Your Database||69|
|Ch. 8||Viewing Your Contacts as a List||83|
|Ch. 9||Adding and Removing Contacts||89|
|Pt. III||Working with ACT! Contacts||97|
|Ch. 10||Finding People in ACT!||99|
|Ch. 11||Performing AdvancedDatabase Queries||115|
|Ch. 12||Grouping Your Contacts||125|
|Pt. IV||Scheduling: A Play in Four Acts||143|
|Ch. 13||Scheduling Your Activities||145|
|Ch. 14||Scheduling Activities with SideACT!||169|
|Ch. 15||Using ACT!'s Calendars||177|
|Ch. 16||Using the Task List||189|
|Pt. V||Using ACT! as a Sales Tool||197|
|Ch. 17||Creating Sales Opportunities||199|
|Ch. 18||Managing Your Sales Opportunities||207|
|Ch. 19||Creating Activity Series||217|
|Pt. VI||Communicating with the Outside World||221|
|Ch. 20||Using ACT!'s Telephone Features||223|
|Ch. 21||Writing Letters||233|
|Ch. 22||Faxing from ACT!||251|
|Ch. 23||ACT! and E-Mail||257|
|Ch. 24||Working with Reports||273|
|Pt. VII||More ACT! Features||295|
|Ch. 25||ACT! and the Internet||297|
|Ch. 26||Designing Layouts||303|
|Ch. 27||Customizing ACT!||315|
|Ch. 28||Managing and Protecting Your ACT! Database||327|
|Pt. VIII||The Part of Tens||339|
|Ch. 29||At Least Ten Database Maintenance Tips||341|
|Ch. 30||More Than Ten Technical Resources||347|
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Posted January 3, 2000
I've been using ACT! in my business for years. Each time I upgrade to the newest ACT! offering (currently ACT! 2000) the FIRST thing I do is buy Jeffrey Mayer's Dummies Book. The second thing I do is throw away the included software manual! ACT! for Dummies is written to help the common user install, customize and implement ACT! in their life. It is written by an everyday ACT! user for ACT! users. While introductory in scope, ACT! 2000 for Dummies provides the common ACT! software user with exactly what they need to make the ACT! relationship management tool work. Then, once you've gotten the basics under your belt, Mayer offers more indepth support through his free weekly newsletter, for-fee monthly publication and teleconference schedule.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.