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

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Last but Not Least: The QuickReport

The QuickReport is one of the best kinds of reports, so I saved it for last. You can generate a QuickReport from a list, from invoices and bills with names of people or items on them, and from account registers. QuickReports are especially useful when you’re studying a list and see something that momentarily baffles you. Simply make sure that the item you’re curious about is highlighted, click the Reports button, and choose the QuickReports command for the item from the drop-down list.

remember.eps You can also right-click an item and choose QuickReport from the shortcut menu to create a QuickReport of the item.

Figure 15-10 shows a QuickReport produced from a register. I clicked the QuickReport button to display this Register QuickReport window with the transaction information for a vendor: the fictitious Big Bertha’s Workshop.

Figure 15-10: A QuickReport report.

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The QuickReport option is also on the Reports menu when you have a register or list open. Oftentimes, then, you can display a QuickReport from a form — even though no QuickReport button appears — by choosing the menu option. For example, if you’re writing a check to a vendor, you can enter the company’s name on the check and choose Reports⇒QuickReport to see a report of transactions involving ...

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