Category: General Tips

QuickBooks 2012 Doc Center Problem Workaround

| September 26, 2011 | 12 Comments

Quickbooks 2012 adds a Doc Center, which is a reworking of QuickBooks Attached Documents (or QuickBooks Document Management). See this QuickBooks and Beyond article on all of the changes (and there are lots!).  Now the product only stores documents locally, without the option to store documents online. However, there are some problems.

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What is Different between QuickBooks for Windows and QuickBooks Mac?

| July 14, 2011 | 14 Comments

Intuit has a version of QuickBooks Desktop for the Mac – and several versions for Windows. While the products are very similar, there are big differences that you should know about. Here is a quick list of some of the significant changes – not that this is not a complete list. Note that in Windows […]

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How To Print Modified QuickBooks Invoices Without Saving Changes

| July 7, 2011

This is one of those situations where a software company can’t win. People complain about the way it works, so you change the program to fix the problem. Then, other people complain about the fix, and wish it worked the old way. Fortunately, Intuit made this an option so you can have it either way. […]

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QuickBooks Sales Tax Reports Don’t Match Total Income

| January 27, 2011 | 14 Comments

I don’t have a lot of taxable sales in my business, so I only have to report my sales tax to California once a year. Throughout the year I just merrily go along entering my sales into QuickBooks, and in January I run my Sales Tax Liability report. I use that report to fill in the values […]

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QuickBooks Holiday Grinch

| December 21, 2010 | 34 Comments

It’s Christmas week here, when business SHOULD slow down, but it never seems to.  Rather than talk about new features (or bugs) in QuickBooks, or how to accomplish a particular task, I’m going to get on my soapbox and throw out some thoughts on things that have been bugging me. And, at the end, ask […]

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Fixing QuickBooks Error 80029c4a

| November 9, 2010 | 16 Comments

For some reason I’ve been seeing a number of errors with QuickBooks 2010 (and Enterprise v10) lately, on computer systems that have never had issues before. I’m not sure why these have been popping up, but several of my clients have been reporting them. This week I’ll talk about error 80029c4a.

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Problem Restoring QuickBooks Backups–Read Only Files (Quick Tip)

| October 26, 2010 | 26 Comments

When you are restoring a backup copy of a QuickBooks file you often want to restore it in the same place that it existed before. Sometimes QuickBooks will refuse to replace the existing copy – saying that the file is set to read-only. This may be frustrating, but it usually is a simple thing to […]

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QuickBooks Hosting: An Overview

| August 19, 2010

QuickBooks is essentially a desktop program, designed to be installed on your local computer. That is fine if you always work out of your office, and if all of the people who need access to the data are connected to the same local area network, but what if you need “remote” access, via the Internet? […]

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What is the QuickBooks TLG File?

| August 9, 2010 | 22 Comments

When you create a company in QuickBooks there will be several files created. One has a file type of “QBW” – that is your actual company data file. Another that is created has a file type of “TLG”, and that is the source of some confusion as well as some misunderstandings. Let’s review a few […]

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QuickBooks and Floor Plan Financing

| July 13, 2010

A Floor Plan is a method that a business (such as an auto dealership) can use to finance inventory that they are holding for resale, without having to tie up their own capital in that inventory. This article reviews how you can manage Floor Plan Financing with QuickBooks.

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