Chapter 1

Preparing Your QuickBooks Company

In this chapter:

•   Preparing for QuickBooks

•   Installing the software

•   Getting around in QuickBooks

•   QuickBooks administration

•   Setting up accounts

The first time you open the desktop version of QuickBooks, the QuickBooks Setup window launches. From here, you can begin the process of either creating a brand-new company file or working with an existing file. The focus of this chapter is on ensuring that you have what you need to set up your new QuickBooks company file and to help you get familiar with basic navigation so that you can begin to work in the program right away. You’ll learn how to set up those who will be entering data into your program (called Users) and how to create the ...

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