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    merging duplicate files

    Thank you, I tried this, but here is my main issue. If I have 1 contact that says Mary Smith with incorrect phone.(This contact has a task assigned to it, which I definitely want to keep this way) the duplicate contact has Mary Smith and the correct phone num., but does not have the task...
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    merging duplicate files

    Ok, I have about 1000 contacts. I have duplicates of each, b/c the first had incorrect phone numbers, so I exported to csv and put the right ones in, I then imported back into outlook, but kept the duplicates. Why did I do this? The first set of "wrong number contacts" each had tasks assigned...
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    extra characters added to email when exporting

    Diane, thanks this worked great, I just separated the text by using space delimited!:)
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    Restoring who tasks were assinged to

    I had to restore tasks and activities, but each task is assigned to a contact...and now it is not there.Any ideas please?
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    extra characters added to email when exporting

    Just when I thought my database was ready to go.....:mad:I exported my 1000 plus contact list to csv to edit the phone numbers. After I finished all of them, I noticed that the email had some extra garbage at the end. For instance steve@comcast.net would show up as "steve@comcast.net SMTP...
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    Newbie import issues

    Thank you Diane, will try. One question though, let's say I export all contacts to csv, then make my changes in csv(b/c it is so much easier). Then reimport the fixed csv into outlook. Is there the option to merge contacts, but if there are changes in the csv, then put that info in outlook...
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    Newbie import issues

    Hi, I imported all contacts from ACT 6.0. Everything was great except the Fax number from ACT imported as the Business phone. I am not sure how this happened. Now that I have 1000 contacts and have assigned tasks to each one, I don't want to put each phone number in manually. I exported my...
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    placing contact and business phone column in task view

    I like to print out my tasks and have the phone number and contact as columns here. I try to place them in but they are all blank. I thought since I assigned each task to a corresponding contact, it would allow me to place these fields here? thanks
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    Synchronize outlook with access

    Hi, since I have so many contacts, I want to use access as the main area to store all of my contacts and in a separate access database, keep my contacts/tasks I work with most and synchronize them with outlook. (like 500 contacts) I am trying to synchronize the two, and here's what I did...
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    multiple tasks issue

    Thanks for your help. It might be easier to bite the bullet b/c I am half way thru the list anyway...but I love the board here.
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    multiple tasks issue

    I imported about 500 ACT! tasks into outlook. They have imported as ACT phone calls. Each of them needs to be assigned to a different contact. What is the easiest way to go about this? I am dragging and dropping a task to the to do bar, opening the task, and assigning to a contact(this...
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    Moving multiple appointments

    Thanks , Just a thought, but can I create a group or folder(just put all appts or contacts for all the followups and just grab the whole folder or group and move it ahead 3 mos? or Since this group is something I won't forget about, I can just finish all of the calls(leave the folder or...
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    Moving multiple appointments

    Thank you very much, but I think I am not good at explaining with the outlook lingo. What I want to accomplish is the following: 1. All I need is something like this: In ACT I would have a contact and a task associated with each. The task would just be continually maually dated and...
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    Moving multiple appointments

    thank you, I am trying to familiarize myself with the terminology...I open a view with a calendar, then I can drag them one by one...I am assuming I'm not in the correct "pane." I apologize for my I am looking for a calendar pane, but can't find those words anywhere. Thanks Steve...
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    Moving multiple appointments

    Hi, I have about 300 ongoing appointments, which, upon being imported from Act!, became "Act Phone Calls" in the category section. These appointments need to be moved each month to a date in the next month. I tried to select all and move(Leftclick/ctrl) to the correct date on the "to do "...
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