Journals screen

Use the Journals screen to set up or edit journals. You can use journals to record related types of transactions. For example, you can set up a sales journal, purchases journal, cash receipts journal, cash disbursements journal, and so forth.

Choose Setup > Journals.

The journals you set up in this screen are available for selection from the drop-down lists in the Actions > Enter Transactions screen and the Actions > Enter Trial Balance screen.


  • You can add a journal on the fly by entering a unique description in the Journal field of the Actions > Enter Transactions screen or the Actions > Enter Trial Balance screen.
  • You must have at least one journal at all times. You cannot rename or delete the General journal. If you attempt to delete a journal that contains transactions and you have set up more than one journal, the application will display a prompt giving you the option to transfer the transactions to another journal or to delete the journal and all associated transactions.

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