Silly Answers to your ACT! Questions, Part 2

Last week I shared a story about an ACT! user who thought he had a major problem which turned out to have a rather easy, if not silly, answer. My second story involves an ACT! user who could not open his ACT! database; he kept receiving an error  asking him to verify...

Silly Answers to your ACT! Questions

As an ACT! consultant I am often called on to answer ACT! questions.  And yes, there is a charge for my services. Generally, ACT! users reach out to me after they’ve gone through a variety of attempts to solve their issue.  Sometimes the solutions to the ACT!...

Back Your ACT Database in the Clouds

Any Administrator or Manager user can create an automatic schedule for creating backups using the ACT! Scheduler. Combine this power with your free Drop Box account to save your database “in the clouds.” Download and install Drop Box. In ACT, click the...

Adding Holidays to ACT Calendars

Every year many of my clients ask me if there is a way to get holidays loaded into their ACT! database.  Unfortunately, holidays do not come pre-loaded in the ACT! calendar.  Obviously, some holidays such as the Fourth of July and Christmas are easy to add manually. ...

Get a Free ACT E-Book

Last year I switched to a new publisher, PackT, after many years of writing the ACT for Dummies books.  My new titles are called “Cookbooks.”  Although you won’t find a great recipe for lasagne inside you will find dozens of easy-to-follow recipes...

Zen and the Art of ACT! Database Maintenance

Back in the days of ACT! 6 (was that really ten years ago?) my telephone message asked callers if they had recently “Compressed and Re-Indexed” their database.  Back then, there was no way to automate this process although a reminder could be set to prompt a user to...