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Moving Around in QuickBooks with Keyboard Shortcuts

Every QuickBooks command includes an underlined letter. To execute a command in QuickBooks, press the Alt key followed by the relevant letter. Here are some examples: [more…]

Fast Editing with QuickBooks Keystrokes

When you’re working with QuickBooks you’ll want to edit your files. One of the great features of QuickBooks is these keyboard shortcuts, which will help you fly through your bookkeeping. [more…]

QuickBooks QBi For Dummies Cheat Sheet

QuickBooks allows you to spend less time on bookkeeping and more time on your business. By using shortcuts you’ll move through your accounting even faster and more easily. [more…]

How to Enter a Bill in QuickBooks 2010

If you told QuickBooks during the setup process that you want to track unpaid bills, also known as accounts payable, you can enter bills when you receive them. While you do, QuickBooks keeps track of the [more…]

How to Pay a Bill with QuickBooks 2010

If you use QuickBooks 2010 to keep track of the bills that you owe, you tell QuickBooks to display a list of these unpaid bills that you’ve already recorded — and then you pick and choose which bills QuickBooks [more…]

How to Adjust Inventory in QuickBooks 2010

You can store inventory numbers in QuickBooks 2010. In order to record changes to inventory, you periodically physically count your inventory and then adjust your QuickBooks records with the results of [more…]

How to Record Manufacturing Firm Inventory in QuickBooks 2010

Tracking inventory in a manufacturing firm is more difficult than in other types of businesses. QuickBooks 2010 Premier solves the problem of combining a manufacturer's raw materials items into finished [more…]

How to Write Checks in QuickBooks 2010

QuickBooks 2010 includes a command and a window specifically for the purpose of recording and possibly printing checks. You can write checks within QuickBooks, recording the withdrawal information in the [more…]

How to Make Bank Deposits through QuickBooks 2010

QuickBooks 2010 supplies a command and window for recording bank deposits. You can even have QuickBooks give you cash back for the deposit you make. [more…]

How to Record Register Transactions in QuickBooks 2010

In QuickBooks 2010, you can record checks, deposits, and account transfers by using the Register window. The Register window looks like the regular paper register that you use to keep track of transactions [more…]

How to Use QuickBooks 2010's Register Window

QuickBooks 2010's Register window provides several buttons and boxes to enable you to more easily work with the Register window and control the way it looks: [more…]

How to Reconcile a Bank Account in QuickBooks 2010

You can balance (or reconcile) a bank account with surprising speed in QuickBooks 2010. QuickBooks provides you with a handy dialog box that allows you to match your account records with your bank's records [more…]

How to Create an Accountant's Copy of Your QuickBooks 2010 Data File

QuickBooks 2010 makes it easy for accountants to work with client data files. You can use the Accountant’s Copy feature in QuickBooks to simply e-mail [more…]

How to Create a Budget in QuickBooks 2010

Although QuickBooks 2010 doesn't help you find the best budgeting approach, it does let you create that budget. Setting up a budget in QuickBooks takes only a few steps. [more…]

How to Edit a QuickBooks 2010 Budget

You can make adjustments to a QuickBooks 2010 budget that you've created. QuickBooks allows you to change the amounts you want to budget for each account that you've included. [more…]

How to Set Up a Job in QuickBooks 2010

Accounting may work a bit differently when a firm organizes its work into projects or jobs. Fortunately, QuickBooks makes job costing, or project costing, pretty darn easy. You may want to set up a job [more…]

How to Use Job Estimates in QuickBooks 2010

If you’ve told QuickBooks 2010 that you want to create estimates — which you do during the QuickBooks setup — you can create job estimates of amounts you later invoice. [more…]

How to Add Items to the QuickBooks 2010 Item List

You can add a bunch of different types of items to the Item list in QuickBooks 2010. The QuickBooks Item list stores descriptions of anything that you stick on an invoice or purchase order. You describe [more…]

How to Set Up a QuickBooks 2010 Vendor List

In QuickBooks 2010, you use a Vendor List to keep records on your vendors. A Vendor List lets you collect and record information, such as the vendor’s address, the contact person, and so on. You can add [more…]

How to Set Up a Basic Payroll in QuickBooks 2010

To set up do-it-yourself payroll in QuickBooks 2010, you step through a Web-based interview. With QuickBooks' Basic Payroll option, you do the work. You need to understand federal and state payroll tax [more…]

How to Set Up a QuickBooks 2010 Payroll Item List

The Payroll Item List in QuickBooks 2010 identifies items that appear on employee payroll check stubs. QuickBooks offers both a Payroll Item guided EZ Set Up option and a Custom Set Up approach. [more…]

How to Create a Purchase Order in QuickBooks 2010

You can use QuickBooks to create a purchase order for your business. A purchase order tells a vendor that you want to purchase some item. In fact, a purchase order is a contract to purchase. [more…]

How to Record the Receipt of Items in QuickBooks 2010

When you receive items from a vendor, you can record the receipt in QuickBooks 2010. You typically record the receipt of an item before you receive a bill for the item. [more…]

How to Customize the QuickBooks 2010 Check Forms

QuickBooks 2010 allows you to create customized checks that you plan to print. Writing checks with QuickBooks doesn't mean you have to accept one of QuickBooks' Check Style templates. [more…]

How to Pay Employees through QuickBooks 2010

QuickBooks 2010 gives you the ability to pay your employees. After you go through the steps required to set up the QuickBooks payroll processing capability, paying employees is pretty easy. [more…]


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