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How to convert old ACT database to Outlook; cheaply or free.

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How to open an old ACT contact software without the program installed OR import it to Outlook; Outlook wizard says I need Act installed to import it? 123 Synchronizer demo only converts the first 200 contacts.
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by:Jackie Man
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Which version of ACT and Outlook?
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by:Mike Lazarus
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You can also get a 30-day trial of ACT! to do the export if you need.
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by:cherubimwings
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It's an old laptop the import wizard in Outlook says I need to install ACT 3.0 or 4.0 to perform the import. The files are dated from 1998 through 2001.
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Mike Lazarus earned 167 total points
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2001 makes it ACT! 5.0 or earlier.

You can get the ACT! 6.0 30-day Trial from:
http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=13192

You can then convert the database to 6.0, repair/clean it and then convert it
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by:Jackie Man
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Go to the link below and get a trial version (60 days) of Outlook 2010.

http://www7.buyoffice.microsoft.com/usa/product.aspx?sku=10234476&culture=en-US

You can import the ACT 3.0 or 4.0 with Outlook 2010.
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by:Mike Lazarus
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I thought I'd also add this method to move ACT! 6.0 contacts to Outlook:
http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=11573
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by:Mike Lazarus
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#33452207 should give the information to convert the contacts and #33451690 to get the trial of ACT! if it's needed
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