Getting Started with QuickBooks 2012

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Using the ALT Key in QuickBooks

Every command in QuickBooks includes an underlined letter. To execute these commands, just press the Alt key, followed by each relevant letter. Here's an example: [more…]

QuickBooks 2012 User Interface Tricks

Using QuickBooks 2012 with confidence helps you maximize your efficiency with bookkeeping and accounting tasks. Quickly navigating the QuickBooks 2012 software is easy with these tips and techniques: [more…]

QuickBooks 2012 Keyboard Shortcuts

Using QuickBooks 2012 keyboard shortcuts will make your day-to-day small-business accounting easier and faster. Whether you're working with invoices, customer job lists, or the QuickBooks Clipboard, you [more…]

QuickBooks 2012 Calculation and Editing Tricks

QuickBooks 2012 makes it easy to calculate numbers. If the selection cursor is in an amount field, you can use these symbol keys to make quick calculations: [more…]

Right-Click for Common QuickBooks 2012 Tasks

To perform a common QuickBooks 2012 task related to a window, right-click anywhere within the QuickBooks window to display a shortcut menu. In a register, select and right-click a specific transaction; [more…]

Shortcuts from Your Keyboard to QuickBooks Actions

QuickBooks 2012 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…]

How to Perform Common QuickBooks 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…]

Right-Click to Display a Menu of Common QuickBooks 2012 Tasks

You can right-click anywhere within a QuickBooks window to display a relevant shortcut menu, allowing you to perform common QuickBooks 2012 tasks quickly. In a register, select and right-click a specific [more…]

User Interface Tips for QuickBooks 2012

You can navigate the QuickBooks 2012 software quickly and easily by using these tricks. Before you begin working with QuickBooks for your small business accounting needs, run through this handy list. [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts for QuickBooks 2012

Learn these QuickBooks 2012 keyboard shortcuts to save time opening, closing, and working with your business data. QuickBooks shortcuts on your PC ease your business accounting efforts. [more…]

Calculation and Editing Tricks in QuickBooks 2012

QuickBooks 2012 makes calculating numbers simple. Place the selection cursor in an amount field and then use the following symbol keys to make quick calculations. [more…]

Set Time & Expenses Preferences in QuickBooks 2012

To turn on time tracking within QuickBooks 2012, select Do You Track Time? by selecting the Yes radio button in the Company Preferences tab for the Time & Expenses Preferences set. You can also use the [more…]

Plan Your New QuickBooks 2012 System

If you understand a couple of big picture items — what accounting does and what accounting systems do — from the very start, you’ll find that the QuickBooks 2012 Setup process makes a whole lot more sense [more…]

How to Install QuickBooks 2012

You install QuickBooks 2012 in the same way that you install any application program. And how you install an application program depends on which version of Microsoft Windows you’re using. In general, [more…]

How to Deal with the QuickBooks 2012 Pre-Setup Jitters

After you install QuickBooks 2012, you run an on-screen wizard to set up QuickBooks for your firm’s accounting. Cleverly, this on-screen wizard is called the QuickBooks Setup. [more…]

Begin to Run the QuickBooks 2012 Setup

After you install the QuickBooks 2012 program, the installation program may start QuickBooks automatically and then start the QuickBooks Setup. You can also start the QuickBooks Setup by starting the QuickBooks [more…]

Set Your Start Date during QuickBooks 2012 EasyStep Interview

One of the big question you are asked during QuickBooks 2012's EasyStep Interview is about the conversion date. Perhaps the key decision that you make in setting up any accounting system is the day on [more…]

Review the Suggested Chart of Accounts in the QuickBooks 2012 EasyStep Interview

At the very end of QuickBooks 2012's EasyStep Interview and based on the information that you supply about your type of industry and the tax return form that you file with the IRS, QuickBooks suggests [more…]

Add Information to the Company File during QuickBooks 2012's Setup

No matter whether you use the Express Start method of creating a company file or the Advanced Setup/EasyStep Interview method, after you and QuickBooks 2012 set up the company file, QuickBooks prompts [more…]

Identify the Starting Trial Balance during QuickBooks 2012 Setup

Regardless of whether you use the Express Start version or Advanced Setup/EasyStep Interview version of the QuickBooks Setup process, you don't actually get a complete trial balance into the QuickBooks [more…]

How to Set Up the QuickBooks 2012 Chart of Accounts List

The Chart of Accounts List in QuickBooks 2012 is a list of accounts that you use to categorize your income, expense, assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity amounts. If you want to see a particular line [more…]

How to Set Up a Payroll Item List in QuickBooks 2012

The Payroll Item List in QuickBooks 2012 identifies items that appear on employee payroll check stubs. If you’re using an outside payroll service bureau to handle your payroll — and this isn’t a bad idea [more…]

How to Set Up Classes in QuickBooks 2012

QuickBooks 2012 lets you use classes to segregate or track financial data in ways that aren’t possible by using other bits of accounting information, such as the account number, the customer, the sales [more…]

How to Set Up a Customer List in QuickBooks 2012

A Customer List in QuickBooks 2012 keeps track of all your customers and your customer information. For example, the Customer List keeps track of billing addresses and shipping addresses for customers. [more…]

How to Set Up the QuickBooks 2012 Vendor List

Just as you use a Customer List to keep records on all your customers, you use a Vendor List in QuickBooks 2012 to keep records on your vendors. Like a Customer List, a Vendor List lets you collect and [more…]

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