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QuickBooks 2008 Updates Availaible Now

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Welcome to another QuickBooks Gal Minute.

Hi, I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal.

If you are using QuickBooks 2008, you will want to make sure that your software is up to date by downloading the newest updates from Intuit.

If the release number contains R6, then you already have the latest release. To check your release number, simply press the Control button and the number 1 on the top row of your keyboard simultaneously to open a window that will give you the current release number of your software.
Release information What's new in 2008 (R6) What's new in 2008 (R5) What's new in 2008 (R4) I've come upon an odd issue with the latest update that I want to give you a "heads-up" about. On some of my QuickBooks company files, I've noticed that after I download & install the updates, the personalized icons on my customized toolbar disappear and the …

QuickBooks Tutorials not Compatible with Flash

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Welcome to another QuickBooks Gal Minute.
I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal.

Have you downloaded a trial version of QuickBooks only to find out that you can't view the Tutorials?
It turns out that the problem here is due to QuickBooks not being compatible with the newest version of Flash. Here is what you’ll need to do in order to make the flash tutorials work:1.Use Control Panel-Add or Remove Programs to remove the current version of Adobe FP from your system 2.Go to http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.htmland select the Flash Player 8 Package to your desktop 3.Unzip this file to your desktop to unlock the FP_8 Archive folder 4.Open this folder, then open the Players folder, and double click the SAFlashPlayer Icon to install Flash Player 85.Now re-open QB and your tutorials should work.Is QuickBooks driving you Crazy?

Stuck on what should be a simple problem? Tired of calling tech-support for hours of the "run around?" Looking for an affordable way …

Employee Salary/Wage Rate Report

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Welcome to another QuickBooks Gal Minute.
I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal.
Do you need to produce a report by Employee that lists only Employee Name and Wage Rate?In QuickBooks that's easy! Here's how to modify a standard report to include the data you want to report.

In the top tool bar, select ReportsSelect Employees & PayrollSelect Employee Contact List from the drop-down listOnce inside the report, select Modify Report in the report tool barIn the "column" section, remove the check marks from the information choices you don't need.In the "column" section, place a check mark next to "Employee"In the "column" section, place a check mark next to "Earnings/1 Rate"This will customize the report to include only employee names & salary/wage amounts.

As you explore the Modify window, you will find that there are many useful information options you can use to create really great custom reports...by the way, you can…

QuickBooks Gal - New On Call Support

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Using the Payroll Summary In QuickBooks

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Welcome to another QuickBooks Gal Minute.I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal

It's time to start thinking about end of year procedures. One of those for me is verifying payroll to assure that there won't be any problems when it comes time to prepare W-2 forms.

There is a great tool in QuickBooks called the Payroll Summary Report.

You can find that in the Report drop down menu at the top of the main window in QuickBooks. From there, select Employees & Payroll and then select the Payroll summary.

You can use this report to review totals by employee and for your company. Additionally, you can review payroll-related liabilities & expenses by employee and grand totals for the company by date range or for the year to date.

I generally print this report every time I create a payroll and keep that report in my Payroll Book and I always keep a final year-end copy with my payroll records and employer copies of quarterly reports…

What Is An Accountant's Copy?

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Welcome to another QuickBooks Gal Minute.I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal

Does you Accountant need to work in your file offsite and you need to maintain day-to-day operations that will not allow you to stay out of the file while he or she has it?
The answer is The Accountant's Copy. If your accounting professionalwants you to review your QuickBooks file and make adjustments to your books, but you don't want to lose access to their books while they work in the file, you can give them an Accountant's Copy of your data.
That way you can continue your day-to-day operations with QuickBooks while the Accountant enters adjustments into the Accountant's Copy you gave them . The Accountant can even work transactions from previous fiscal periods while you continue to work in "real time".When your Accountant has finished, they import their changes into your company file. At no point during the process do you lo…

Accountant's Copy & Upgrading QuickBooks

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Welcome to the QuickBooks Minute.I’m Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal

If you are upgrading from an older version of QuickBooks - QB 2004, for example - and an Accountant's Copy exists, be advised that you will lose the Accountant's Copy in the process.

When you upgrade, the Accountant's Copy is "broken", If your accountant is working in your file with an Accountant's Copy, he will not be able to return it to you in the older version expecting that your newly upgraded file will accept it.

Be sure that you check with your Accountant before you upgrade to assure that you both have the same version and to coordinate your upgrade process in order to either obtain and install the Accountant's Copy before you upgrade or to ask that your financial professional wait until after you have both upgraded the file.

I hope this is a useful tip. Be sure to come back again for another QuickBooks Gal Minute.If You've Got a …