exporting from Act!

I am migrating away from Act! after years of frustration, but I find that the export function within the program is not great as relates to my ability to "carry along" my document attachments to contacts, histories, opportunities, and the like.

Is there a software program that will allow me to export these documents, hopefully whilst still attached/linked to the original item (contact, opportunity, history, etc.)

Many thanks in advance!
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Serena HsiMarketing ConsultantCommented:
Sadly, Act! doesn't allow the text or Excel export of the other bits of your data (i.e., history, opportunities) except to Act! Premium.

Here is a comprehensive chart of what can and can't be exported from Act! and the formats that are supported.

To migrate to other databases, such as Salesforce:

ACT 5/6 to SFDC
If you are migrating data out of ACT! versions 5 and/or 6 . This document covers extraction tools and best practices you need to know about ACT!.

ACT! 5/6 to Salesforce CRM Mapping
Best practices, tips and Data Mapping between ACT! versions 5 and/or 6 and Salesforce CRM.

Here are instructions on how to migrate a database to ZohoCRM.
Mike LazarusAct! Evangelist - CRM ConsultantCommented:
I while ago, I did this comprehensive presentation of all the ways to access Act! data (versions 9.0 or later) -
It covers ways to do it yourself (but you need to really know SQL or OLDB very well) and some third-party tools

The simplest method would depend on the version of Act! that you have. I tend to use itExport.
This is the version for Act! versions 5/6 - https://www.glcomputing.com.au/main/69/2
This is the version for Act! versions 9-20 - http://www.glcomputing.com.au/main/64/1

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Mike LazarusAct! Evangelist - CRM ConsultantCommented:
All methods for export the data is linked from accessing the backend to using an addon
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