ACT! 3.0 Fast & Easy

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Introduction

Part I--Installing and Setting Up ACT!

Chapter 1--Installing ACT! 3.0 for Windows

Act! 3.0 Program Requirements
Installing ACT! with Windows 95
Starting ACT!
Using the ACT! Database Setup Wizard
Setting Up ACT! for Your Modem
Opening an ACT! Database

Chapter 2--Designing Your Contact Database

Creating a New Database File
Designing Database Screens with the Layout Designer
Adding a Field to ...
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Overview

Introduction

Part I--Installing and Setting Up ACT!

Chapter 1--Installing ACT! 3.0 for Windows

Act! 3.0 Program Requirements
Installing ACT! with Windows 95
Starting ACT!
Using the ACT! Database Setup Wizard
Setting Up ACT! for Your Modem
Opening an ACT! Database

Chapter 2--Designing Your Contact Database

Creating a New Database File
Designing Database Screens with the Layout Designer
Adding a Field to a Database
Adding Fields to a Layout
Adjusting the Location and Size of Your Field
Removing a Database Field
Saving Your Changes
Adding Tabs to a Layout
Changing the Tab Order
Renaming Tabs
Closing the Layout Designer
Creating a New Layout
Changing the Layout Background
Changing Colors and Fonts

Chapter 3--Entering Your Contact Information

Adding a New Contact
Creating a New Contact Record
Entering Contact Information
Customizing the Salutation
Entering an ID/Status Line
Saving Your Contact Record
Entering Addresses
Using the Last Results Field
Entering Extended Contact Information
Entering Alternate Contact Information
Entering Information in Other Screens
Editing a Contact
Deleting a Contact
Printing a Contact
Printing a Contact Entry
Importing Contacts
Importing Other ACT! 3.0 Contacts
Converting Contacts from Earlier ACT! Versions
Importing Data from Other Applications

Chapter 4--Organizing Your Information

Creating Contact Groups
Using the ACT! Status Bar
Using Lookup to Organize Contacts
Switching Lookup Views
Creating a Contact Group
Defining Group Members
Viewing Group Contact Records
Adding Contacts to a Group
Removing Contacts from a Group
Viewing and Switching Groups
Deleting a Group
Scheduling with ACT!
Scheduling a To-Do Task
Scheduling a Meeting
Scheduling a Recurring Task
Viewing Scheduled Tasks in Calendar View
Viewing Scheduled Tasks in Task View
Rescheduling a Task in Task View
Viewing Scheduled Tasks in Calendar View
Rescheduling a Task in Calendar View
Printing Calendars
Printing Your Daily Calendar
Printing Multiple Daily Calendars
Printing Your Weekly Calendar
Printing Your Monthly Calendar
Printing the Address Book

Part I Review Questions

Part II--Communicating with ACT!

Chapter 5--Using ACT! with Correspondence

Writing Memos and Letters
Looking Up Your Contact
Writing a Letter
Using the Spell-Checker
Adding Words to the Dictionary
Printing Your Letter
Printing the Envelope
Previewing an Envelope before Printing
Closing Your Letter
Writing a Memorandum
Using Templates
Editing a Template
Previewing Your Template
Creating Form Letters for Mail Merges
Creating the Form Letter
Printing Form Letters for Mail Merges
Printing Envelopes or Labels for Mail Merges

Chapter 6--Using ACT! with the Telephone

Making Calls
Dialing a Phone Number
Starting the Timer
Using Record History
Timing Calls Manually
Scheduling Calls with ACT!
Responding to Call Alarms
Viewing Scheduled Calls
Setting Recurring Calls
Answering Calls
Getting a Caller Record
Making Call Notes
Logging Incoming Calls
Viewing Your Call History
Using Caller ID

Chapter 7--Using ACT! for Faxing

Configuring ACT! for Faxing
Sending a Fax
Faxing a Letter
Creating a Fax Cover Page for Your Fax Machine
Creating a Quick, Single-Page Fax
Faxing Calendar Pages
Faxing a Report
Faxing a Form Letter

Chapter 8--Sharing ACT! with Others

Sharing Your Contacts
Adding Users to Your Database
Deleting Users from Your Database
Sharing Your Calendar
Scheduling Activities for Others
Scheduling Group Meetings
Viewing Other Users' Calendars

Chapter 9--Using ACT! with the Internet

Using ACT! with E-mail
Entering Your E-mail Address
Entering a Contact E-mail Address
Using the E-mail View
Reading Incoming E-mail
Sending a New E-mail Message
Sending an E-mail Message from Contact View
Attaching a File to an E-mail Message
Using ACT! with the World Wide Web
Entering a Contact Web Address
Browsing the Web from ACT!

Part II Review Questions

Part III--Advanced ACT! Features

Chapter 10 Automating ACT!

Creating Macros
Running Your Macro
Deleting a Macro
Designing and Customizing Reports
Using Report Filter Options
Creating Report Templates
Saving Your Report Template
Defining Report Sections
Editing Report Objects
Editing a Report Text Object
Adding a Custom Field to the Report
Moving a Report Object
Adding a Custom Report to the Menu

Chapter 11--Maintaining ACT!

Backing up Your Data
Performing a Backup
Restoring Your Data
Synchronizing Contact Databases
Setting up Synchronization
Synchronizing Files
Using LiveUpdate
Using Password Protection

Part III Review Questions

Part IV--Appendix

Appendix--Troubleshooting Hardware Problems

Fixing a Modem Problem
Installing a New Modem
Installing an Unidentified Modem
Testing Your Installed Modem
Adjusting the Modem Volume
Installing a Printer
Checking Your Sound Card
Checking Your Sound Card Volume Settings
Checking Your Sound Card Installation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761511755
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Pages: 321
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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