Getting Started with QuickBooks 2011

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QuickBooks 2011 Keyboard Shortcuts

Use the QuickBooks 2011 keyboard shortcuts shown in the following table to make your day-to-day small business accounting easier and faster. You can save valuable time and energy with these handy key combinations [more…]

QuickBooks 2011 Calculation and Editing Tricks

QuickBooks 2011 makes it easy to calculate numbers. If the selection cursor is in an amount field in, you can use these symbol keys to make calculations: [more…]

Right-Click for Common QuickBooks 2011 Tasks

To perform a common QuickBooks 2011 task related to a window, right-click to display a shortcut menu. In a register, select and right-click a specific transaction; in a list, right-click an item; in a [more…]

QuickBooks 2011 User Interface Tricks

To aid in maximizing efficiency when you're using QuickBooks 2011, here are some tips and techniques that you can use to more quickly navigate the accounting and bookkeeping software: [more…]

QuickBooks 2011 Keyboard Shortcuts

QuickBooks 2011 provides a bunch of handy shortcuts you can use to accomplish important accounting tasks. This table identifies some of the best and most useful QuickBooks shortcuts: [more…]

Performing Common QuickBooks 2011 Tasks

To perform a common accounting or bookkeeping task in QuickBooks, use these commands. When QuickBooks displays the commands window, you just fill in the boxes and press Enter. [more…]

How to Deal with Foreign Currencies in QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011 supports multiple foreign currencies, in case your business goes international. If you turn on the Multiple Currency feature within QuickBooks, QuickBooks sprinkles little [more…]

Controlling How Payroll Works in QuickBooks 2011

You can control and set various payroll settings in QuickBooks 2011 with the Payroll & Employees Preferences, which includes Company Preferences. The QuickBooks Payroll Features radio buttons let you tell [more…]

QuickBooks 2011 Reports and Graphs Preferences

The My Preferences tab of the Reports & Graphs Preferences set in QuickBooks 2011 provides radio buttons that you can use to indicate how QuickBooks should refresh reports when the information in them [more…]

How to Customize an Invoice Form in QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011 lets you choose the invoice form that best matches your business. To choose an invoice form in QuickBooks, choose Customers→Create Invoices. When QuickBooks displays the Create Invoices [more…]

High-Powered Invoice Customization in QuickBooks 2011

Perhaps you've used QuickBooks 2011's Basic Customization dialog box to make some changes to your invoice's appearance. And you haven't been satisfied. Maybe you've gone the extra mile and noodled around [more…]

Why Fiddle-Faddle Accounting Might or Might Not Be Right for Your Business

Most small businesses — or at least those small businesses where the owners aren't already trained in accounting — have used the fiddle-faddle method. The financial statements that follow show an imaginary [more…]

How to Run the QuickBooks 2011 EasyStep Interview

QuickBook 2011's EasyStep Interview offers a series of questions and text boxes to help you set up a new company account in QuickBooks. You can create a new company manually, but if you're new to QuickBooks [more…]

Entering a Starting Trial Balance in QuickBooks 2011

In order to record your starting trial balance, you record a journal entry. The journal entry records the trial balance amounts for all your accounts at the conversion or start date except for the account [more…]

How to Set Up a Payroll Item List on QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011's Payroll Item List identifies items that appear on employee payroll check stubs. You'll need to know how to use this feature if you're handling payroll in-house. [more…]

How to Add a Customer to the QuickBooks 2011 Customer List

A business without customers isn't much of a business. QuickBooks 2011's Customer List keeps track of all your customers' information, such as billing and shipping addresses and phone numbers. When you [more…]

How to Add a Vendor to QuickBooks 2011's Vendor List

QuickBooks 2011's Vendor List keeps tabs on your vendors, holding important and useful information like a vendor's address, the contact person, phone numbers, and so on. If you often have to buy supplies [more…]

How to Set Accounting Preferences in QuickBooks 2011

You can specify how QuickBooks works for you by setting preferences. In fact, much of what you do when you run the QuickBooks 2011 EasyStep Interview (when you set up QuickBooks) is provide information [more…]

How to Set Checking Preferences in QuickBooks 2011

If you display the Preferences dialog box and click the Checking icon on the left, QuickBooks 2011 displays either the My Preferences tab or the Company Preferences tab. The My Preferences tab for Checking [more…]

How to Set General Preferences in QuickBooks 2011

You can specify how QuickBooks works for you by setting preferences regarding how much help you want when making and recording transactions. In fact, just so you know, much of what you do when you run [more…]

How to Navigate the QuickBooks 2011 Customer Menu

The QuickBooks 2011 Customer Menu allows the user to bill, invoice, credit, and receive payments from customers. But that's not all it offers. The Customer Menu supplies several other commands that are [more…]

Recording the Receipt of Items with QuickBooks 2011

When you receive items from a vendor, you can record the receipt in QuickBooks. You typically do this when you want to record the receipt of an item even before you receive a bill for the item. For example [more…]

How to Navigate the Vendor Menu in QuickBooks 2011

The Vendor Menu for QuickBooks 2011 allows you to create purchase orders, enter and pay bills, and receive orders. And although these are some of the menu's more common functions, it can help you complete [more…]

How to Adjust Physical Counts and Inventory Values in QuickBooks 2011

Inventory shrinkage, spoilage, and, unfortunately, theft all combine to reduce the inventory that you physically have. In order for QuickBooks to reflect these fluctuations, you periodically physically [more…]

How to Adjust Prices in QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011 understands that times change, and prices might, too. QuickBooks provides a couple of handy commands and tools that you can use to change the prices that you charge customers for your products [more…]

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