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 Blogs That Can Help You–06.11 Edition

| June 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

It has been a great month for blog articles about QuickBooks. Here are some that you will find useful if you are using QuickBooks in your business: How to record a vendor refund in QuickBooks (QuickBooks Help): Lynda Artesani has quick little tips on how to use QuickBooks in particular situations, such as when you […]

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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 | 10 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 ProAdvisor Training Resources

| October 12, 2010 | 3 Comments

In my article on QuickBooks Support and Training Resources I presented a list of my favorite books, blogs, web sites and tools for getting training and support for QuickBooks. One aspect that I didn’t expand on was support for ProAdvisors and financial consultants, through webinars and conferences.

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QuickBooks Support and Training Resources

| September 1, 2010 | 14 Comments

Every year I like to revisit this subject – what kind of resources are available for support and training for QuickBooks? Here is my latest list – many of these are free, but some do have a cost involved. Please add your comments about resources that YOU have found that are helpful.

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