Pop-Up Calendars and Calculators in Quicken 2013 or 2014

Quicken 2013 and 2014 provide a pop-up calendar anytime you move the selection cursor to a Date field. To get to the calendar, click the button that appears at the right end of the Date field. Quicken displays a calendar for the current month.

All you have to do is select the day you want as the date. (If you want to see a calendar for a different month, click the << and >> buttons.)

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Quicken also provides a pop-up calculator anytime you move the selection cursor to an Amount field. To get to the calculator, click the button that appears at the right end of the Amount field.

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Quicken displays a calculator like the one shown when you choose the Tools→Calculator command. This baby works like a regular handheld calculator. You just type the math you want to perform. Quicken displays the calculation result in the Amount field.

A Handyman’s Guide to the Quicken Calculator Keys
Key Name Operation
/ (slash) Division
X Multiplication
– (minus) Subtraction
+ (plus) Addition
. (period) Indicates the decimal point
% Indicates that the number you just typed is a percentage and should be converted to a decimal value
= (equal sign) Calculates the amount and removes the pop-up calculator
<- Removes, or clears, the last digit you entered
CE Clears the last number entered into the calculator
C Clears the Amount field
MC Clears the calculator’s memory
MR Enters the number stored in the calculator’s memory
MS Stores the displayed value in the calculator’s memory

If you type a number in the Amount field and then type any one of the math operand keys (+, –, /, *), Quicken pops open the calculator to continue the calculation. You don’t have to click the calculator button first.

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