Using Quicken 2012

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Quicken 2012 Charts Only Look Tricky

Data graphics open up wonderful opportunities for communicating. And Quicken 2012 charts are really easy to use. In fact, many times, Quicken will add a small chart to a report window. You can also display [more…]

Find Your Checkbook and Records Checks in Quicken 2012

As you start working with Quicken 2012, you probably want to work from the Spending tab. Basically, it looks and works (sort of) like a web page that provides clickable hyperlinks to some of the most popular [more…]

How to Enter a Check in the Quicken 2012 Register

Entering a check in the Quicken 2012 register is a simple matter of describing to whom you wrote the check and how much you paid. Suppose, for example, that you paid [more…]

How to Sort Transactions in Your Quicken 2012 Register

If you click the Account Actions button in Quicken 2012, you notice that it displays a bunch of commands. If you choose the Sorting Options command, Quicken displays a submenu of commands that begin with [more…]

Working with a Quicken 2012 QuickFill

Here’s kind of a funny quirk about Quicken 2012: If Quicken can guess what you’re typing in a field, it fills in the rest of the field for you. This QuickFill feature works when you type category names [more…]

How to Record Deposits in Your Quicken 2012 Register

Recording a deposit in your Quicken 2012 register works almost the same way as recording a check. The only difference is that you enter the deposit amount in the Deposit field rather than enter the check [more…]

How to Record Account Transfers in Quicken 2012

Quicken 2012 makes quick work of account transfers as long as you already have both accounts set up. Account transfers occur when you move money from one account, such as your savings account, to another [more…]

How to Split Transactions in Quicken 2012

Quicken 2012 makes it easy to divide a transaction into multiple entries in the register. Here’s a sort of Quicken 2012 riddle for you: Suppose that you have a check that pays more than one kind of expense [more…]

How to Move through a Big Quicken 2012 Register

If you start entering a bunch of checks, deposits, and transfers into your Quicken 2012 registers, you’ll soon find yourself with registers that contain hundreds and even thousands of transactions. You [more…]

Find a Transaction in a Big Quicken 2012 Register

Want to find a specific check, deposit, or transfer in a very large Quicken 2012 register? No problem. The Find command provides a handy way for doing just that. Here’s what you do: [more…]

Quicken 2012 Pop-Up Calendars and Calculators

Quicken 2012 provides 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 [more…]

How to Attach Flags, Notes, and Images in Quicken 2012

Quicken 2012 provides a couple of handy though easy to miss buttons inside the register window just beneath the date field: a Flag button and an Attach button. If you wouldn’t mind, take a minute and see [more…]

Delete and Void Quicken 2012 Transactions

You can delete and void register transactions in Quicken 2012 by using the More Actions button’s Delete and Void Transaction(s) commands. If you’ve looked at the Edit button — it appears just beneath the [more…]

Enter Information on a Check Form in Quicken 2012

Printing checks in Quicken 2012 is, well, quick. All you basically need to do is enter the information you want to print on the check form and the number you want Quicken to use to identify the check. [more…]

How to Correct Mistakes When Printing Checks in Quicken 2012

What if you make a mistake entering a check in Quicken 2012? Don’t worry. If you haven’t yet printed the check, fixing mistakes is easy. If you press the PgUp and PgDn keys with the Write Checks window [more…]

How to Print Checks in Quicken 2012

Printing checks in Quicken 2012 is easy and quick. After you've entered the information you want to print on the check form and assigned a number you want Quicken to use to identify the check, it's time [more…]

How to Print a Quicken 2012 Check Register

You can print an entire check register in Quicken 2012 or a register for any other account. To print a register, follow these magic steps: [more…]

Bank with Online Account Access and Online Bill Payment and Quicken 2012

To begin using either the Online Account Access or the Online Bill Payment service with Quicken 2012, you have to sign up. If you want to use Online Account Access, you sign up with your bank. Just visit [more…]

How to Pay Bills Online with Quicken 2012

You have three ways to record online payments in Quicken 2012. If you’re comfortable using the Write Checks window, you write a check in the usual way. You enter the payee name, an amount, probably a category [more…]

Update Your Quicken 2012 Accounts with Online Account Access

One major advantage of Online Account Access is that you can get the most up-to-date information regarding your Quicken 2012 accounts. When you use the Tools menu’s One Step Update or Schedule Updates [more…]

Quicken 2012 Banking Reports

Quicken 2012 produces a bunch of different reports, which are arranged in groups. Access the Banking group of reports by clicking the Reports command and then selecting the Banking report group from the [more…]

How to Preview a Quicken 2012 Report

To find out what type of information a report includes before you create the report or to preview a report, choose Reports→Reports & Graphs Center. The transactions you enter in the transaction list window [more…]

How to Print a Quicken 2012 Report

After you know how to print checks and transaction lists, all other printing in Quicken 2012 is easy, easy, easy. To print any of the reports Quicken shows, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Find the Report You Want in Quicken 2012

Quicken 2012 provides something called EasyAnswer reports. In effect, EasyAnswer reports let you identify the question that you want a report to answer. Quicken 2012 produces a bunch of different reports [more…]

How to Edit and Rearrange Quicken 2012 Reports

You may notice that when Quicken 2012 displays the report window, it also displays rows of buttons, including Delete, Export Data, Preferences, Back, Forward, History, Print, Save Report, Find & Replace [more…]

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