Set Up Reminders in QuickBooks 2014 - dummies

Set Up Reminders in QuickBooks 2014

By Stephen L. Nelson

The My Preferences tab of the Reminders Preferences dialog box consists of just one check box, which you can use to tell QuickBooks that you want to see the Reminders list when you open a company file. The My Preferences tab includes only a single check box.

The Company Preferences tab provides a bunch of radio buttons that you can use to specify how QuickBooks should remind you of accounting and bookkeeping tasks that you need to complete:

  • Checks to Print

  • Paychecks to Print

  • Invoices/Credit Memos to Print

  • Overdue Invoices

  • Almost Due

  • Sales Receipts to Print

  • Sales Orders to Print

  • Inventory to Reorder

  • Assembly Items to Build

  • Bills to Pay

  • Memorized Transactions Due

  • Money to Deposit

  • Purchase Orders to Print

  • To Do Notes

  • Open Authorizations to Capture


For each of these accounting or bookkeeping tasks, you indicate whether you want to see a reminder for the item in the Summary list that appears in the QuickBooks Company Preferences Reminders list. You can also choose to actually see the List of Tasks — such as the list of Checks to Print — or you can indicate that you don’t want to be reminded of some particular category of accounting or bookkeeping.

For some of the reminder notes, you indicate how many work days in advance you want to be reminded. For example, if you indicate that you want to be reminded to print checks, you must indicate how many days before the check date that you want the reminder to appear. You do this by entering a numeral in one of the Remind Me text boxes.