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ACT 2000 5.0 work with Excel?

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  1. groupsource

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    I am running Act2000 5 version and want to use an excel template. Do you know how i can get ACT to work with Microsoft Excel like it does with Microsoft Word?

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  2. Anne Troy

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    I think ACT does a mail merge with Word, right?
    What do you want it to do with the Excel template?

    I'm not familiar with Act (hardly at all), but am very familiar with Excel. I would not assume that just 'cause Act merges data with Word, that it'll behave as well with Excel. But it might. Have you tried doing an Export or Save as?
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I want to store an EXCEL form within ACT. When I use ACT2000 I can store files in the program put when I try and store a simple EXCEL sheet it looses it's format
     
  4. Anne Troy

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    I'm just suggesting:

    http://dbforums.com

    You might have better luck there. If we've got an ACT geek, I don't know about 'em!
     
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    I sent him to a database forum, Andy. I don't recall seeing ACT there when I saw it just the other day, but...who knows?
     
  7. XL Guru

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    Sure, I know my suggestion was ACT *to* Excel, but -

    (a) any Google stuff implied that importing from XL was csv only (you won't get formatting that way)

    (b) it say's the add-on's compatible with ACT 5.x

    (c) a bit in the blurb "open an Excel spreadsheet to be used as a template"

    (d) (don't think it'll be do-able anyway but) there's a contact # ; at least if the trial doesn't make it clear, he can call & ask (& maybe get a "no, you need ..."

    Anyways, have to turn in. Catch u l8r.

    Rgds,
    Andy
     
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