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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:

  • The Go To button: Displays the Go To dialog box. This dialog box lets you search for a transaction in the Register window. For example, you can look for a transaction where the Payee/Name uses some name. You can click the Back and Next buttons to move to the previous or next transactions that also match the search criteria.

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    To remove the Go To dialog box from the QuickBooks program window, of course, click Cancel.

  • The Print button: Displays the Print Register dialog box. The Print Register dialog box lets you print a copy of the register for the account. In the Date Range From and Date Range Through text boxes, you specify the range of dates you want on the printed register. The Print Register dialog box also provides a Print Splits Detail check box, which you can select to tell QuickBooks that you want to see the split transaction detail.

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  • The Edit Transaction button: Displays whatever window you used to originally record the selected transaction. If you click the Edit Transaction button when the selected transaction is one that you originally recorded in the Write Checks window, QuickBooks displays that transaction again in the Write Checks window. You can then edit the transaction by using the Write Checks window and click either Save & Close or Save & New to save your changes.

  • The QuickReport button: Displays a report that summarizes register information for the payee or name in the selected transaction. For example, if the selected transaction is a check written to Dusty Memories, clicking QuickReport builds a quick-and-dirty report that shows the transactions for Dusty Memories.

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  • The Download Bank Statement button: Tell QuickBooks that you want to use the Internet to connect to your bank’s computer and download recent transactions. Note: You need to pre-arrange this service with your bank.

  • The 1-Line check box: QuickBooks lets you display either a one-line or a two-line version of the register. By default, QuickBooks assumes that you want the two-line version of the register. However, you can display a more compact, one-line version of the register by selecting the 1-Line check box.

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  • The Sort By drop-down list: Lets you choose how QuickBooks arranges register information: by date, by amount, by order entry date, and by several other sorting methods.

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