How to Quick Add a Name in a Timesheet in QuickBooks

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In Brief...

Once you have set up timesheets in QuickBooks, you can use the Quick Add feature to add a name on the fly while you are doing data entry. To Quick Add a name in a timesheet, follow these four steps.

This feature works the same in versions 2011–2016 of QuickBooks.


  1. In the Name field, type the employee, vendor, or other name.
    Weekly Timesheet

  2. When you tab out of the Name field, you are advised that the name does not exist. Click Quick Add.
    Quick Add Prompt

  3. In the Select Name Type dialog box, select the name type.
    Select Name Type Dialog Box

  4. Click OK. There may be additional prompts if the Payroll feature is enabled.

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