act.jpg (1444 bytes)ACT! to BCM

Before in ACT

After in Outlook BCM

Import a file from ACT!


  1. On the File menu, point to Import and Export, and then click Business Contact Manager.
  2. Click Import a file, and then click Next.
  3. Select the type of ACT! or QuickBooks file that you want to import, and then click Next.
  4. Click Convert Data to convert your data into Business Contact Manager file format.
  5. In the Data Conversion Tool, click Next.
  6. Select the program that created the data that you want to convert, and click Next.
  7. Browse to the file that you want to convert, and click Next,
  8. Select the location for the converted file, and click Next.
  9. When you are ready to convert the data, click Next.
  10. Click Close.
  11. After you convert your data, return to the Business Data Import/Export Wizard and follow the instructions to import your data.

    To get assistance with a page in the wizard, click Help on that page.

 Note   Business Contact Manager for Outlook cannot import ACT! files that are read-only. Read-only is an attribute or property of a file. To change the read-only attribute, find the file on your computer, right-click it, click Properties, and then clear the Read-only check box. For more information about how to change the read-only attribute of a file, see Windows Help.