ACT! Field Renaming

Here are some tips on renaming ACT! fields.

If you have done a data conversion, and the field names are in the fields themselves, we suggest this screen placement.  First create or download a suitable CLY file from

Then place the screens like this:

or this

For example, you can rename the fields from
01 to 01Status
to 02Category
and so on. 

We suggest you keep the numbers, but they are optional.  You can make the fields say just

But once you agree on the field names, keep them that way, because you will be using them for screens, report formats, and letter templates.