Do you feel like...
Whether you have been left to your own devices to figure out how to best use Act! or you want to find a way to train your entire staff, we have an option for you.
Cornerstone Solutions has been writing easy-to-understand software training for business people for over 20 years (which means we started in the DOS days).
Our Act! user guides have a very simple and straightforward flow. A Description of each topic is displayed first. Following each "Description" is a step-by-step Procedure. (We would never bury this important information in a paragraph!)
After you have reviewed the basic information in the Procedure, you can try it out in the Exercise section. We have made an effort to ensure that no exercise is dependent upon the completion of a previous session. That way you can stop and start where you like or even skip around.
You can use this Act! QuickStudy Guide for classroom training or as an after-class reference tool (since you may have purchased site licenses and don't have manuals at your desk...never mind...Act! doesn't come with paper manuals anymore.;-)
I've always hated software documentation that says... "Click on the Exit command in the File menu at the top of the screen."
Why can't they give you instructions in sequence, with a minimum of descriptive verbiage, like ... "Click File, Exit"
And what about procedures that start with... "Click on the Format command." ...but they forgot to tell you that you need to be in the Design view to find that command?
I got tired of working with user guides like that and we have been writing our own since 1987. In any of our books you can pick and choose what sections you want to work with and dive right in. No section is ever dependent upon completing the previous section. Steps are clearly documented. We not only tell you how to do it, but why you would want to.
Oh ... by the way ... our manuals also contain a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor every now and then. We hope you'll forgive us and not groan too loudly.
My name is Susan Clark. I literally wrote the book on Act! software. I'm the author of The Official Act! Quick Study Guide.
In addition, I've been consulting with small to medium-sized businesses on their sales and marketing efforts for over 20 years (as well as with a Fortune 500 company every now and then). So, I know what works and what doesn't.
Act! QuickStudy Guides
These Act! user guides (for Pro or Premium) includes tips for everyday use as well as detailed instructions on customizing and administering your Act! database.
Swiftpage E-Marketing QuickStudy Guide
Swiftpage manual full of tips and step-by-step procedures to help you learn to use Swiftpage E-Marketing for Act!. Everything you need to know to maximize your email results.
Act! QuickStudy Guides are available for the following Act! versions:
Act! v16 BUNDLE --
Includes: Act! v16 QuickStudy Guide PLUS Act! v16 Upgrade Guide
Act! v16 MARKETING BUNDLE --
Includes: Act! 2013 QuickStudy Guide PLUS Act! v16 Upgrade Guide PLUS Swiftpage E-Marketing QuickStudy Guide
Act! v16 Upgrade Guide
$15 -- Covers only the new features in Act! v16 from Act! 2013 and Act! 2012
Act! v16 Everyday Guide
$20 -- Learning the Basics of Act v16, with tips to make you more efficient Everyday.
Tips and step-by-step procedures to help you learn to use Swiftpage E-Marketing for Act!. Everything you need to know to maximize your email results. Available as standalone, and in BUNDLES. Learn more
*If you are purchasing multiple copies, click the 'Buy Now' button below and at the next screen, change the quantity and press the 'Update Quantities' button. Your discount will show up in resulting screen.
All products have a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee unless otherwise noted. All returned products are subject to a 10% restocking fee.
Act! v16 users: For a complete guide, use the Act! 2013 QuickStudy Guide PLUS the Act! v16 Upgrade Guide (the Upgrade Guide contains detailed instructions on the latest changes in new version 16 of Act!.) Available as a BUNDLE below.
Be sure to check out the Swiftpage E-Marketing QuickStudy Guide
Act! QuickStudy Guides