Chapter 1

Getting Started with QuickBooks

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Before you can start using QuickBooks, you need to collect some background information, such as your company’s chart of accounts and outstanding invoices for customers and vendors. You also need to decide on a date to start using QuickBooks. After you create a company, you can establish preferences for the way QuickBooks behaves.

Prepare to Use QuickBooks

Create a New Company

Understanding the QuickBooks Window

Select an Icon Bar

Using the Customer Center

Using the Vendor Center

Using the Employee Center

Set Accounting Preferences

Set Checking Account Preferences

Set General Preferences

Open an Existing ...

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