Enter Transactions data-entry modes

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In Accounting CS, you can customize the Actions > Enter Transactions screen by choosing from numerous options in the Edit > Options dialog.

One option you can choose is the data-entry method to use when entering transactions.

Choose Actions > Enter Transactions, and then choose Edit > Options. In the Settings section on the Settings tab, select the data-entry method.

  • The first time you open the Enter Transactions screen for this client, the application uses the data-entry method selected in the Transaction Entry section of the Setup > Firm Information > Firm > Preferences tab. If you select a different method in this dialog, that selection then becomes the default method for the client for subsequent data-entry sessions.
  • All transaction types except Check Summary Memos are available in both modes; those are available in Journal mode only.

Journal mode

When you enter transactions in Journal mode, it is similar to working in a general ledger. The Transactions list at the top of the screen includes columns for the transaction date, reference, ID, description, accounts, and amount.

The application displays transactions for the journal and posting period selected in the upper-right corner of the screen. By default, it uses the journal selected in the Settings section of the Edit > Enter Transactions Options > Settings tab and the current posting period. However, you can select a different journal and/or posting period, or you can click the Delete delete button button in the Journal and/or Posting Period field to display transactions for all journals and/or posting periods.

journal mode

Bank Account mode

When you enter transactions in Bank Account mode, it is similar to working in a checkbook register. The Transactions list at the top of the screen includes columns for the transaction date, reference, ID, description, payment amount, deposit amount, and running balance.

Note: You must sort the Transactions list by date in order to display the running balance in the Balance column.

The application displays transactions for the bank account selected in the upper-right corner of the screen, regardless of the posting period. By default, it uses the bank account selected in the Settings section of the Edit > Enter Transactions Options > Settings tab. However, you can select a different bank account, or you can click the Delete delete button button in the Bank Account field to display transactions for all of the client's bank accounts.

journal mode

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Entering or modifying accounting transactions

Enter Transactions Options dialog

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