How to send your files for conversion

There are 3 basic steps

1. COMPRESSING THE TELEMAGIC FILES
   Compress the files for faster upload, using WinZip or PKZip

2. UPLOAD ZIP FILE TO A WEB BASED DRIVE
   Send to a secure drive only we both can access

3. DOWNLOAD the FINISHED ACT FILE
   When done, you can download the converted ACT file

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1. COMPRESSING THE TELEMAGIC FILES 

If you need WinZip, download the free Evaluation copy from http://WinZip.com 

Find the TeleMagic folder It may be under C:\Program Files 

Once WinZip is installed on your computer, you can 
1. Make sure everyone is out of TeleMagic  
1. Select the TeleMagic folder with a single left click 
2. Right click, then select Add to Zip 
3. For the file, enter TeleMagic .ZIP 

Everyone should be out of TeleMagic  for this to work because if a file is open by someone on your network, it will not compress some files, and I will not have all the data to convert. 

We can take care of the data files. If you need assistance on the other files, such as word processing templates, which may have to be converted separately by your staff, please feel free to call. 


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2. UPLOAD ZIP FILE TO A WEB BASED DRIVE
   Send to a secure storage drive such as:
	iDrive.com / MyDrive.com
	FreeDrive.com 
	XDrive.com	(No longer recommended.  Site was down for over 24 hours 4/16/2001.)
	Webdrive.com (not free)

   Large files often do not transmit properly, if at all, through email.
   Some organizations have a limit on the size of attachments you can email.
   We suggest using a free web based drive, many of which offer you up to 100MB of online 
   storage space.
   
   For your convenience, we have set up an account for you.
   Web site: idrive.com
   Username: 
   Password: 

   You may find this a convenient storage place after the conversion is done.
   You can change the password at will, so only you can enter your space.


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3. DOWNLOAD THE FINISHED ACT FILE 
   When we are finished with the conversion, we will upload a Zip file to your web drive.
   Then you can Download it and uncompress it into the ACT Database folder, usually
   C:\ACT\Database   or
   C:\My Documents\ACT\Database

The files will have the same "first name" and extensions as follows, using the example of the ACT Demo database: 
ACTDEMO.ADB 
ACTDEMO.ADX 
ACTDEMO.BLB 
ACTDEMO.DBF 
ACTDEMO.DDB 
ACTDEMO.DDF 
ACTDEMO.DDX 
ACTDEMO.EDB 
ACTDEMO.EDX 
ACTDEMO.GDB 
ACTDEMO.GDX 
ACTDEMO.HDB 
ACTDEMO.HDX 
ACTDEMO.LCK 
ACTDEMO.MDX 
ACTDEMO.REL 
ACTDEMO.REM 
ACTDEMO.REX 
ACTDEMO.SDB 
ACTDEMO.SDX 
ACTDEMO.TDB 
ACTDEMO.TDX 

When the .DBF file is opened by ACT!, the other files follow automatically.

Please feel free to call any time with questions. 

Rick Shaddock 
800-DATA1OK
202-829-4444