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QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual

QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual

By Bonnie Biafore

Missing CD-ROM

Here's the portable company file used in QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual

Click here to download OpeningBal_JournalEntry.QBM. (If you have any trouble downloading or opening OpeningBal_JournalEntry.QBM, you can download the full-size company file here. But be warned: It's a big file [7.91 MB].)

Chapter 1: Creating a Company in QuickBooks

  • QuickBooks Find-a-ProAdvisor website
    Locate someone in your area to help you get started with QuickBooks
  • Intuit QuickBooks Set-up & Training Services
    For-free services to help you get QuickBooks up and running
  • QuickBooks Support
    Intuit publishes a detailed guide to help you prepare for a Quicken conversion. Search for "Quicken convert," and then click the "Convert data to QuickBooks from other programs" link. On the article web page, under the heading "Is your data already in QuickBooks or Quicken format?" click the "Converting or upgrading between different versions of QuickBooks or Quicken" link.

Chapter 3: Setting Up a Chart of Accounts

Chapter 5: Creating Invoice Items

  • Fish Bowl Inventory
    Track inventory and keep QuickBooks informed
  • Intuit Marketplace
    To find solutions for working with contractors and construction companies, on the menu bar, click Find Software and then choose Find Solutions by Industry on the drop-down menu. In the By Industry tab's drop-down menu, choose Construction/Contractors.
  • Intuit Marketplace
    If find solutions for tracking inventory for products you manufacture products, click Find Software and then choose Find Solutions by Industry on the drop-down menu. Then choose Manufacturing_ Inventory and Order Management.

Chapter 6: Setting Up Other QuickBooks Lists

  • Intuit Marketplace
    To find third-party programs that help you calculate sales commissions, search for "sales commission"

Chapter 7: Managing QuickBooks Files

  • Carbonite
    Online backup service with unlimited storage space
  • Dropbox
    A backup and synchronization service
  • Mozy
    Online backup site
  • CrashPlan
    Back up your files to the destination of your choice: another hard disk on your computer, or another computer
  • QIF to IIF Converter for QuickBooks
    Transfer transactions from one QuickBooks file to another

Chapter 8: Tracking Time and Mileage

Chapter 9: Paying for Expenses

  • Order checks from Intuit
    In the horizontal navigation bar, click Checks & Supplies. Below the Banking heading, click Checks.

Chapter 14: Doing Payroll

Chapter 17: Generating Financial Statements

  • XE
    Find currency exchange rates

Chapter 18: Performing End-of-Year Tasks

  • MyPC.com
  • LogMeIn.com
    Remote access services that you can use to let your accountant access your QuickBooks company file over the Internet
  • Intuit Marketplace
    In the horizontal navigation bar, click Tax Products, and then choose 1099 Kits to find kits with preprinted 1099 forms
  • IRS
    Click the "Forms and Publications" link to order 1099 forms directly from the IRS

Chapter 19: Managing Inventory

Chapter 22: Online Banking Services

Chapter 24: Integrating QuickBooks with Other Programs

Chapter 26: Keeping Your QuickBooks Data Secure

Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks

  • Amazon.com
    Find copies of QuickBooks 2010 at a discount

Appendix B: Help, Support, and Other Resources

  • QuickBooks Find-a-ProAdvisor website
    Find a trained professional to help you with QuickBooks for a fee
  • QuickBooks Community
    Look for answers to your questions about accounting practices and how to do them in QuickBooks
  • Quickbooksusers.com
    Forums for different editions of QuickBooks
  • Qbalance.com
    QuickBooks training for folks at any level of experience
  • Real World Training
    Regularly scheduled instructor-led classes in many cities around the country (or in your office), training on CD, and weekly online classes
  • Intuit Support
    Purchase a support plan from Intuit
  • Intuit Support
    If you are reinstalling QuickBooks and can't find your license number, under the Popular Topics heading click the "Find your license number" link. You enter your last name and business telephone number, and Intuit retrieves your registration record with your license number and key code.

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E