QuickBooks software can be customized to fit the needs of your business. During the setup interview, the questions determine which features are activated and available in your company file. If you took time to answer the questions, you may have already customized some of your settings to meet your organization's accounting needs. There are additional settings available that you should review to ensure you are using QuickBooks most effectively. It may not be apparent which settings and preferences will be most useful just after installing the software, but after using it for a period of time you will better understand how best to customize it to your needs. It is important to back up your company file before making changes. This will allow you to restore your settings and file if there is an error or issue after changing them. To view and set the preferences in QuickBooks, follow these five steps.This feature works the same in versions 2011–2016 of QuickBooks.
Certain features of QuickBooks can be activated and deactivated. If you don't need a feature, you can simply deactivate it. Features can be turned on and off at any time by administrators.
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