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QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter B. Finding Help

Between questions you have about how to do something in QuickBooks and how to handle something in accounting, you probably need help more often than not. Finding answers isn't always easy, however.

Although online help is renowned for telling you what you already know, QuickBooks Help has improved and is worth a look. As you'll learn in this appendix, you can access Help topics in several ways depending on how you like searching for information. But if the QuickBooks help you find isn't so helpful, you'll also learn about other resources that might do better.

QuickBooks Help

For the most flexibility finding the help you want, choose HelpQuickBooks Help (or press F1). On the left side of the QuickBooks Help window are three tabs, each of which provides a different way to find the information you want. The pros and cons of each are demonstrated in Figure B-1.

Tip

As you navigate from one help topic to another, on the QuickBooks Help icon bar, click Back to display previous help topics or click Print to print the current one.

Choosing HelpHelp & Support provides the same Help content you find in the Help window, but with a different look and feel. The Help & Support window focuses on searching for answers to questions, but it also contains links for different categories of questions.

Tip

In the Help & Support window, the Other Resources heading has several links you might try. For example, if you're hunting for an accountant who works with QuickBooks, click Find an ...

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