QuickBooks Tips and Shortcuts


Whether you’re trying to catch up on your 2013 bookkeeping in preparation for 2013 tax returns, or have decided this is the year to do the bookkeeping correctly, I thought sharing these QuickBooks tips & shortcuts might make your life easier.


General Key
Cancel ESC
Display information about QuickBooks F2
Close QuickBooks ALT + F4


Activity Key
Account list, display CTRL + A
Delete cheque, invoice, transaction, or item from list CTRL + D
Invoice, create CTRL + I
Use item list, CTRL + U
History of A/R or A/P CTRL + H
Memorized transaction list, display CTRL + T
New invoice, bill, cheque or list item CTRL + N
Memorize transaction or report CTRL + M
QuickReport on transaction or item list CTRL + Q
Go to register or transfer account CTRL + G


Moving around a window Key
Previous filed SHIFT + TAB
First item on list or previous month in register CTRL + PAGE UP
Last item on list or next month in register CTRL + PAGE DOWN
Close active window ESC or CTRL + F4
Beginning of current field HOME
Ending of current field END

On the weekend I was cleaning out some files and came across some QuickBooks correspondence. It seems I’ve been a QuickBooks ProAdvisor since August 2000.  I’ve seen some great improvements over the years, and some that I wish they had never touched.  So whether it’s an older version you’re working with or QuickBooks 2014, I’m hoping the tips and shortcuts make your recording of transactions a little easier.

As always, I’d love your feedback. Have questions or need help? I’d love to connect with you. You can reach me by phone or email, leave a comment right here on the site, or click the contact tab at the bottom of the screen if you are reading this post on the website.

Until next time,


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