Category: General Tips

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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What is the QuickBooks QBDataServiceUser and Do I Need It?

| July 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

Occasionally I’ll get a query from a security-conscious client who says that they have found a user account that mysteriously appears, called QBDataServiceUser (often with a number appended to the name). They want to know why it shows up and what they should do about it.

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Repair Damaged QuickBooks Files with the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool

| June 14, 2010 | 22 Comments

If there is damaged data in your QuickBooks company file it can be difficult (or expensive) to find a remedy. If you can’t open your company file, Intuit has released the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool, a free program that you may find helpful.

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Improved List Selection When Creating Invoices in QuickBooks

| May 14, 2010 | 6 Comments

When you are creating an invoice in QuickBooks (or any order type, such as a purchase order, estimate, etc.) you will be selecting information from a dropdown list. This could be something like the customer list or item list. A common complaint is that this dropdown list has very limited information. Did you know that […]

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Does QuickBooks Bug You?

| January 27, 2010 | 66 Comments

While QuickBooks is a widely used and popular program that has been around for quite awhile, there are a number of “issues” that cause people problems. “Bugs”, if you will.  I would like to try something here. Leave a comment that briefly describes a bug that is causing you problems. Let’s see if there are some […]

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Warning – Phishing eMail about Intuit Products

| September 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

A quick note – there are a lot of phishing emails coming out lately that look like they come from Intuit. Some talk about a security tool that QuickBooks online users must download, some talk about a survey to fill out after your purchase of an Intuit product. Please be careful, these may be phishing […]

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Using Subtotals in QuickBooks Orders

| August 30, 2009 | 7 Comments

The subtotal item in QuickBooks can be useful if you want to provide a summary of the price of items you are selling in an order form. Unfortunately, if you try to get tricky with multiple levels of subtotals you may find that this feature doesn’t work the way you might expect. Today we’ll talk […]

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QuickBooks Multiuser Network Diagnostic Tool

| July 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

Diagnosing network problems with QuickBooks can be a bit frustrating sometimes. In most cases I’ve not had much trouble, but sometimes you start working with a particular network that just doesn’t want to work the way that you want. Intuit has created the QuickBooks Network Diagnostic Tool to help.

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QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcuts

| July 16, 2009 | 9 Comments

If you are entering a lot of information into an accounting program like QuickBooks, you want to be able to keep your hands on the keyboard. Moving back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse just slows you down. That is why we have “keyboard shortcuts” in good Windows based programs – to minimize […]

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