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ACT Premium Mobile error after iPhone update to IOS9

Are you getting this error after updating your iPhone to IOS9  "Act! Premium Mobile . Before you log on, you must change your mobile device's browser settings and enable Javascript..."? You are not alone.  The IOS update changed some Javascript items and it requires a fix on the ACT Premium for Web side to handle this issue.    Here's what you need to do. The fix requires modifying two of the source files for ACT!'s web interface, which  are noted below. &

Quotewerks upgrading their Word Integration

If you use Quotewerks, the awesome quoting software that has integrations with a variety of CRM's including ACT, their printing engine, used to compile and deliver quotes and proposals to clients, is receiving a major upgrade that will be available when their v5.0 Build 5 is released. In this upcoming release, they've replaced their Word merging code with a solution that does not open up Microsoft Word on the machine performing the merge. This new solution will allow Word merging in the web

Fast tip Friday. Running commands on the Windows Explorer Address bar

Today's tip is something I do all the time. You can run commands from the Windows Explorer address bar. This is very handy if you want to create a file or open a command box in a specific directory. An example of this is launching the ACT Logviewer - a tool I use all the time. It's in the ACT\act for windows folder. I open Explorer and find the folder noted above. I then type "cmd" in the address bar and it opens a DOS box directly in the folder. I can then just type in Logviewer or even

Friday Did You Know? Quick Searching with your Android device

Recently, I was playing around with Don's Samsung phone and stumbled on a neat feature.  Maybe the younger crowd already knew this, but we old keyboarder types forget we can now use our Voice instead of our fingers.  Case in point - you can use voice recognition doing searches and launch it even quicker with a command. Cut down on the time it takes to manually search for things by doing it with your voice. To activate vocal control over Google searches, go to the apps screen and

Friday Did You Know - ACT Follow up Button

Lots of people are enjoying our new Friday did you know so I am asking my staff for ideas to keep this going.  Don said "you know what I use all the time?  The Follow up button when I close an activity." It really is a good button and makes sense.  You just closed an activity - it's probably not the last thing you are doing with the project/client/task so why not create a followup that automatically puts in the existing subject line and all you have to do is pick a date.  It

ACT v17 Virtual Roadshow

ACT! v17 is right around the corner.  We're holding a virtual roadshow to highlight the new features, fixes and enhancements as well as showcasing existing capabilities added in the last few releases.  This is not simply a "show you the new stuff" webinar.   This is a day in the life Acme Manufacturing.  We'll show you how to take your prospect from lead to customer, keep track of equipment, update purchases from your Quickbooks back into ACT and generate amazing quotes. This

ACT Client vs Web Features - Updated

I wrote this blog post a while ago and thanks to a request from a reader, I am updating it to be reflective of what is available now in ACT v16.  I have highlighted in RED the new features. We get this question so often I thought I'd post a blog article showing the main differences.  ACT for Windows has more options because it runs on the Windows platform.  The web version, being accessed via a browser will have limitations because of the browser interface.  Quite a bit of

Collapsing blank lines in ACT reports - including envelopes and labels

You can configure fields on ACT! Envelopes, Labels and Reports to collapse for contacts with no data in that field by enabling the Collapse if blank attribute for that field on the template. Follow the steps below: From the Report Designer and the Envelope, Label or Report template; right-click the field you wish to collapse for contacts with no data, and then click Properties from the shortcut menu. The Field Properties dialog box appears:  

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