Transaction Entry > Journal Entries tab

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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

This tab appears if the Enter multiple descriptions for journal entries checkbox is currently not marked on the Transactions Option dialog.
See also Transactions Entry > Journal Entries tab (with debit/credit descriptions)

Use this tab to enter or edit non-check transactions and any special types of transactions. Enter debits as regular amounts. The program treats negative amounts as credits, so you must press the minus ( - ) sign when you enter a credit. When entering an amount, enter the decimal manually unless you have selected the Implied decimal on amounts option in the Setup > User Preferences dialog.

Choose Transaction Entry from the Tasks menu and then click the Journal Entries tab. (Verify that the Enter multiple descriptions for journal entries checkbox is not currently marked on the Transaction Options dialog.)

Tip: When entering negative amounts, enter the amount first followed by the minus ( - ) sign to have the cursor move immediately to the next field.


  • The fields in the Journal Entries tab are accessible only in Add or Edit mode, not in Browse mode. However, you must use Browse mode to change the journal in which you are entering transactions.
  • The rows of the Journal Entry grid can be re-ordered via drag and drop. In Add or Edit mode, click the number button at the left of a row and drag it to its desired new position.
  • Reversing, recurring, and recurring template journal entries are available for selection only if you are currently in the latest GL processing period.

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For a Client Bookkeeping Solution Master Licensee: CBS transactions that have been retrieved into Accountant's Assistant will appear in the Transaction Entry window.

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