Cool Date-Editing Tricks for Quicken 2013

Part of the Quicken 2013 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Within the Quicken accounting program — and it doesn’t matter whether you’re using Quicken Basic, Quicken Premier, Quicken Home & Business or Quicken Rental Property Manager — you'll enter dates again and again: the date you write a check, the date you record a deposit, the date you reconcile an account, the date you receive a dividend on some investment, and so on.

Fortunately, you have several very cool, extremely handy date-editing tricks you can use. Specifically, if the selection cursor is in a Date field, you can do these things:

Press This Key What Happens
+ Adds one day to the date shown.
Subtracts one day from the date shown.
t Changes the date to today’s date. You can remember this because t is the first letter in today.
y Changes the date to the first date in the year. Note that y is the first letter in year.
r Changes the date to the last date in the year. Note that r is the last letter in year.
m Changes the date to the first date in the month. Just to salve my compulsive personality, allow me to point out that m is the first letter in month.
h Changes the date to the last date in the month. Okay, last time I’ll provide a memory tool — note that h is the last letter in month.
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