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QuickBooks 2013 For Dummies by Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA

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The Big Register Phenomenon

If you start entering checks, deposits, and transfers into your registers, you soon find yourself with registers that contain hundreds, and even thousands, of transactions. You can still work with one of these big registers by using the tools and techniques that I talk about in the preceding paragraphs. Nevertheless, let me give you some more help for dealing with . . . (drum roll, please) . . . the big register phenomenon.

Moving through a big register

You can use the Page Up and Page Down keys to move up and down through your register a screenful of transactions at a time. Some people call this activity scrolling. You can call it whatever you want.

You can also use the Home key to move through the register. Press the Home key once to move to the front of the field you’re currently in. Press the Home key twice to move to the first field of the transaction you’re on (the Date field), or press it three times to move to the first transaction in the register.

The End key works in a similar fashion. Bet you can guess how this works. Press the End key once to move to the end of the field you’re in, press it twice to move to the last field of the transaction you’re on (the Memo field), or press it three times to move to the last transaction in the register.

Of course, you can use the vertical scroll bar along the right edge of the register, too. Click the arrows at either end of the vertical scroll bar to select the next or preceding transaction. Click either ...

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