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By Karen S. Fredricks

ISBN-10: 0470055146

ISBN-13: 9780470055144

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Becoming familiar with them now is less painful in the long run. First things first. ACT! is a database program. A database is a collection of information organized in such a way that the user of the database can quickly find desired pieces of information. Think of a database as an electronic filing system. Although most ACT! users create a database of contacts, some users develop ACT! databases to collect information about things other than contacts. For example, you might create an ACT! database to catalog all the CDs and DVDs in your collection.

You’re even given the option to automatically check for new ACT! updates. Administrators of a shared database want to deselect the Automatically Check for Updates option. Applying updates, which I discuss in Chapter 14, should always be initiated first on the server by the database Administrator and then on the local workstations. The automatic update option presents users with an enticing invitation to initiate an update. This can lead to premature baldness of the Administrator. Customizing the Navigation Bar One of the things you might find the most endearing about ACT!

When you open one of the tours, you’re treated to ACT! screenshots walking you through a process. All the relevant icons and buttons have been labeled so that you get a real understanding of how the process works. ߜ Online Manuals: ACT! comes with two nifty PDF files. One is a Quick Reference card that you can print to help you with the most common of ACT! features. The other is a rather large document that you can refer to — or print — when you need extra help. Chapter 2: The Various Faces of ACT!

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