Archive for March, 2008

Editing your Bill of Materials in QuickBooks

| March 31, 2008 | 2 Comments

Today’s posting is a quick tip about editing a Bill of Materials for an assembly item in QuickBooks. A client was asking me about a feature in my CCRQBOM manufacturing plug-in program the other day, talking about a problem related to deleting a line in the BOM. There was a detail line in the middle […]

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How to Make a Test Company

| March 26, 2008 | 2 Comments

There are times when I just want to play around with my QuickBooks data without affecting my “real” company information. Today I’m going to discuss how to set up a “test” company. On the surface this might seem to be simple, but there are a few issues I’d like to point out that many people […]

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QuickBooks 2008 R5 Update

| March 21, 2008 | 2 Comments

Intuit has released the R5 update for QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2008 and Enterprise 8. If you are set up for automatic updates, you should be getting it, or get the manual update. If you aren’t sure how to determine what release you are using, see my posting on automatic updates.

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Should I Use QuickBooks Automatic Updates?

| March 20, 2008 | 4 Comments

Computer users are inundated with updates to the programs we use and to Microsoft Windows. Keeping your computer up to date is critically important, but it can also be a pain in the rear. QuickBooks updates fall into both categories.

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Importing Information into QuickBooks

| March 18, 2008 | 64 Comments

QuickBooks is a “closed” database, with limited ways to push information in. Today I’ll give you an overview of some of the methods that you can use to import information into your QuickBooks company file, with more details to come in future posts. I won’t be able to cover EVERY alternative, but I’ll hit the […]

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Welcome!

| March 17, 2008 | 4 Comments

Welcome to the “Practical QuickBooks” Blog. My name is Charlie Russell, and my goal is to talk about ways for you to get more out of QuickBooks for your business. I’ll talk about various add-on programs, tools that can help you, tricks I’ve learned, and ways to accomplish different important tasks. Feel free to let […]

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