Switching from Windows

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 applications. If you’re used to using keyboard shortcuts, they will be different on the Mac. See our article for a complete list of shortcuts on the Mac.

But your two biggest questions probably are:

If you are using a QuickBooks for Windows version that is earlier than 2009, you can still open your file in QuickBooks for Mac. It’ll just be a couple of steps more. An article on our support site explains exactly how to do this.


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