Getting Started with QuickBooks 2013

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Control Spell Checking in QuickBooks 2013

No company preferences exist for the Spelling Preferences in QuickBooks 2013, but the My Preferences tab provides several options for controlling how spell checking works for you within QuickBooks. [more…]

Set Time & Expenses Preferences in QuickBooks 2013

To turn on time tracking within QuickBooks 2013, enable 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…]

How to Access QuickBooks 2013 Preferences Settings

You can specify how QuickBooks 2013 works for you by setting preferences. In fact, much of what you do when you run the QuickBooks Setup using the Advanced Setup route is provide information that QuickBooks [more…]

How to Set QuickBooks 2013 Accounting Preferences

The My Preferences tab of the Accounting Preferences set provides a single option: You can tell QuickBooks 2013 you want it to autofill information when recording a general journal entry. [more…]

How to Set General Accounting Options in QuickBooks 2013

QuickBooks 2013’s Company Preferences tab provides the following five general accounting check boxes, as well as date warnings and closing date settings. [more…]

How to Change the QuickBooks 2013 Desktop View

The My Preferences tab of the Desktop View Preferences set provides View radio buttons — One Window and Multiple Windows — that let you indicate whether QuickBooks 2013 should use one window or multiple [more…]

How to Set QuickBooks 2013 General Preferences

The QuickBooks 2013 My Preferences tab of the General Preferences set provides check boxes that you can select to tell QuickBooks to do the following: [more…]

How to Control Integrated Applications in QuickBooks 2013

The Integrated Applications Preferences in QuickBooks 2013 aren’t personal, so no options are available on the My Preferences tab. However, the Company Preferences tab for the Integrated Applications Preferences [more…]

How to Control Inventory in QuickBooks 2013

No personal preferences are available for inventory tracking and control, but QuickBooks 2013 provides several Company Preferences features regarding inventory and items. You can turn the QuickBooks inventory [more…]

Control How Jobs and Estimates Work with QuickBooks 2013

Because no personal preferences are available for Jobs & Estimates preferences in QuickBooks 2013, the My Preferences tab for this Preferences set shows no options. However, you have several Company Preferences [more…]

How to Deal with Multiple Currencies in QuickBooks 2013

QuickBooks 2013 supports multiple currencies. To turn on QuickBooks’ multiple currencies feature, choose the Edit→Preferences command, select the Multiple Currencies option from the list box, and click [more…]

Tell QuickBooks 2013 How Reminders Should Work

The My Preferences tab of the Reminders Preferences set consists of just one check box: You can use it to tell QuickBooks 2013 that you want to see the Reminders list when you open a company file. [more…]

Simultaneous Multi-User QuickBooks 2013 Access

QuickBooks 2013 allows your multiple users to have simultaneous or serial access, depending upon your business needs. For example, if a small business has only an administrative assistant and the owner [more…]

How to Record QuickBooks 2013 Journal Entries

QuickBooks 2013 makes it easy for accountants to record journal entries. If you’ve spent any time working with QuickBooks, you may know that most of the journal entries that get recorded into the QuickBooks [more…]

Reverse and Edit QuickBooks 2013 Journal Entries

To reverse a journal entry in QuickBooks 2013, first display the Make General Journal Entries window by choosing the Company→Make Journal Entries window. QuickBooks then displays the Make General Journal [more…]

The QuickBooks 2013 Accountant & Taxes Reports

The Accountant & Taxes menu in QuickBooks 2013 appears when you choose the Reports→Accountant & Taxes command. Hidden on this submenu are more than a dozen menu commands and reports that are particularly [more…]

QuickBooks 2013 Pro and Premier in a Multi-User Environment

QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2013 allow you to set up several passwords for the QuickBooks data file. What’s really neat about this is that you can tell QuickBooks to allow certain users and passwords to [more…]

Online Backups of QuickBooks 2013

The QuickBooks 2013 Save Copy or Backup dialog box shown below, includes an Online option button. If you want to find out more about backing up the QuickBooks company data file online — which means using [more…]

How to Condense Your QuickBooks 2013 Data File

The QuickBooks 2013 Condense command creates a permanent copy, called an archival copy, of the QuickBooks data file. An archival copy of the company file amounts to a snapshot of the company file as it [more…]

How to Restore a QuickBooks 2013 Data File

If you find that the working copy of the QuickBooks 2013 data file becomes corrupted or gets destroyed, you need to restore the QuickBooks data file so you can again begin using QuickBooks. Restoring the [more…]


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