Intuit has released the R11 update of QuickBooks 2009 to manual update today (a date has not been officially announced for automatic update). This release contains an anxiously awaited fix to the faulty PDF driver for 64 bit systems, as well as some other important fixes.
Updated 12/6/2012: See this article on QuickBooks and PDF drivers for the LATEST NEWS on how to fix PDF problems.
I’ve talked about the PDF driver problem on 64 bit systems in an earlier article. Please note that this is a release to fix the problem in QuickBooks 2009 only. According to my sources at Intuit a fix is still being worked on for QuickBooks 2010, and I’m hoping that it can be available soon.
I’ve installed this update on my 64 bit system and I can reconcile bank accounts properly (this uses the PDF driver to save the reconciliation report without problems. Please note, however, that I had already installed the patch described in my earlier article, and I could already work with PDF files, so this isn’t the greatest test.
If you DO have the PDF problem on a 64 bit system, I highly recommend installing this update. Let me know if you still have issues…
In my earlier article on the 2009 R10 release and sales tax I discussed how the Sales Tax Revenue Summary report would not display properly for some company files. This release should fix the sales tax report problems once and for all.
There are a few changes for payroll users in this release:
- The preference to recall hour field on paychecks is available again.
- Historical pay stubs are now set to the View My Paycheck “Select Pay Stubs” window.
- For Assisted Payroll: The current year SUIT rate for some states can now be edited when the change meets the criteria of the States upper and lower limits.
A minor change, Company Snapshot now displays for the “…to Date” preset date ranges.
Should You Update?
Always the important question when a new update is out. Please note that I’ve only been running these updates for a very short time (just got them today), so I can’t yet determine if any new bugs have been introduced. Usually, by the time we get this far into the product, that isn’t an issue.
If you have a 64 bit system, I would definitely update to R11. If you need the sales tax revenue summary report very soon, I would definitely update to R11. Same for Payroll users. BUT, if you don’t have any of these issues, I wouldn’t rush into this right away…
You can download the update from the Intuit Support web site at http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/productupdates.aspx
My thanks to Sudhir Navalapakam at Intuit for his support with this issue.
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