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Whether you’re totally new to QuickBooks or just new to QuickBooks for Mac, we’re glad you’re here. Change isn’t always easy, so we’ve created Square One just for you. This is where you get started with QuickBooks for Mac.

New to QuickBooks?

You’re probably wondering where to start. Here’s some directions for you.

  • First, go to New to QuickBooks for advice on how to get started.
  • Check out the articles and videos here on Little Square for ideas about where to go next.
  • We also have a comprehensive User’s Guide you can look through that has great information getting started with QuickBooks. You can also access this ebook in QuickBooks. Choose Help > User’s Guide.

Switching from Windows?

If you’ve switched from QuickBooks for Windows to QuickBooks for Mac, you probably have two big questions.

Upgrading?

Welcome back! You’re probably wondering about the new features for QuickBooks for Mac.


Most recent articles



Video: Mileage-tracking for taxes and client billing

Will Lynes, Product Manager for QuickBooks for Mac, describes how you can track miles for taxes and client billing in QuickBooks 2011 for Mac. This is a new feature in QuickBooks 2011 for Mac. … [Read more...]

Video: Setting up multiuser

Will Lynes, Product Manager for QuickBooks for Mac, describes how to set up a multiuser environment in QuickBooks 2011 for Mac. Using QuickBooks in multiuser mode, more than one user can work in your company file at the same time. … [Read more...]

Video: Customizing Reports

Will Lynes, Product Manager for QuickBooks for Mac, describes how you can customize reports in QuickBooks 2011 for Mac. If you've used QuickBooks for Mac in the past, you'll see that we've made some changes to make reports an even more powerful tool … [Read more...]

Video: Paying Vendors

Ben Hess (small business owner and video producer) talks about how he pays his vendors by either writing a check or entering bills in QuickBooks for Mac. This is one of a series of videos produced by QuickBooks for Mac and Bay Area Pictures to help … [Read more...]

QuickBooks Defined: Items

When the QuickBooks term “items” comes up, many users immediately think “inventory”—that is, things that retail businesses sell. Service business owners may wonder why they need to fool around with items, since they sell services rather than physical … [Read more...]

What’s new in QuickBooks 2011 for Mac?

Happy New Year! OK, it's not really January 1, but in QuickBooks world, it is a new year. QuickBooks 2011 for Mac is now available. We've got a whole new set of features and improvements this year. Here's a list of what's in 2011. Major … [Read more...]

QuickBooks Windows vs. Mac: What’s the difference?

If you've switched from QuickBooks for Windows to QuickBooks for Mac, you've probably noticed some differences. QuickBooks for Mac is built as a Mac product from the ground up, so the interface elements will be familiar if you've used other Mac … [Read more...]

Converting a QuickBooks for Windows file to the Mac

On your Windows computer In QuickBooks for Windows, open the company file you want to convert. Choose File > Utilities > Copy Company File for QuickBooks Mac. Follow the onscreen instructions. QuickBooks creates a Mac .qbb (backup) … [Read more...]

Progress invoicing in QuickBooks for Mac 2011 and earlier

Editor's note: This is the manual process for progress invoicing you can do for Quickbooks for Mac 2011 and earlier. If you have QuickBooks for Mac 2012, then you can use the new progress invoicing feature. Progress invoicing, or “progress … [Read more...]

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