Q2012D decimal points

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by Cal Tinson, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Cal Tinson

    Cal Tinson Guest

    I'm probably going to be red-faced, but how do I get decimal points to
    show in amounts in registers?
     
    Cal Tinson, Nov 28, 2011
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  2. Cal Tinson

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Cal.

    "Cal Tinson" wrote in message news:jb0c3s$su8$...

    > I'm probably going to be red-faced, but how do I get decimal points to
    > show in amounts in registers?


    All our faces get red now and then. ;<)

    If you click Edit | Preferences | Register, is there a check in the box to
    "Automatically place decimal point"?

    That box is (intentionally) not checked in my Q2012D, so I have to remember
    to actually press the "." before the pennies. When summing a long column of
    dollar amounts on a 10-key adding machine in the olden days, entering that
    decimal point cost an extra key-stroke that just slowed me down, so I
    appreciated the automatic placement. But in Quicken, it's seldom a bother
    to enter the decimal point.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    (Using Quicken 2012 Deluxe R 3 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)
     
    R. C. White, Nov 28, 2011
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  3. Cal Tinson

    Han Guest

    "R. C. White" <> wrote in
    news::

    > Hi, Cal.
    >
    > "Cal Tinson" wrote in message news:jb0c3s$su8$...
    >
    >> I'm probably going to be red-faced, but how do I get decimal points
    >> to show in amounts in registers?

    >
    > All our faces get red now and then. ;<)
    >
    > If you click Edit | Preferences | Register, is there a check in the
    > box to "Automatically place decimal point"?
    >
    > That box is (intentionally) not checked in my Q2012D, so I have to
    > remember to actually press the "." before the pennies. When summing a
    > long column of dollar amounts on a 10-key adding machine in the olden
    > days, entering that decimal point cost an extra key-stroke that just
    > slowed me down, so I appreciated the automatic placement. But in
    > Quicken, it's seldom a bother to enter the decimal point.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)
    >
    > Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    > (Using Quicken 2012 Deluxe R 3 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)


    I might add that in some types of accounts (I think investment accounts)
    the automatic decimal point entry doesn't "work" (even when that box is
    checked). DAMHIKT.


    --
    Best regards
    Han
    email address is invalid
     
    Han, Nov 29, 2011
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  4. Cal Tinson

    Cal Tinson Guest

    On 11/28/2011 7:16 PM eastern, Han wrote:
    > "R. C. White"<> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> Hi, Cal.
    >>
    >> "Cal Tinson" wrote in message news:jb0c3s$su8$...
    >>
    >>> I'm probably going to be red-faced, but how do I get decimal points
    >>> to show in amounts in registers?

    >>
    >> All our faces get red now and then. ;<)
    >>
    >> If you click Edit | Preferences | Register, is there a check in the
    >> box to "Automatically place decimal point"?
    >>
    >> That box is (intentionally) not checked in my Q2012D, so I have to
    >> remember to actually press the "." before the pennies. When summing a
    >> long column of dollar amounts on a 10-key adding machine in the olden
    >> days, entering that decimal point cost an extra key-stroke that just
    >> slowed me down, so I appreciated the automatic placement. But in
    >> Quicken, it's seldom a bother to enter the decimal point.
    >>
    >> RC
    >> --
    >> R. C. White, CPA
    >> San Marcos, TX
    >> (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)
    >>
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    >> (Using Quicken 2012 Deluxe R 3 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)

    >
    > I might add that in some types of accounts (I think investment accounts)
    > the automatic decimal point entry doesn't "work" (even when that box is
    > checked). DAMHIKT.


    Thanks, RC and Han. I should have been more specific - I meant the
    appearance of the registers themselves. What I see is a slight amount of
    extra space between dollars and cents instead of a decimal point.

    I'm beginning to think my previous version, Q2009D, was probably that
    way too, but more visually distinct. If so, I'll be only slightly
    red-faced <grin>!
     
    Cal Tinson, Nov 29, 2011
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  5. Cal Tinson

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Cal.

    Aha! Amazing! I had never noticed that before.

    > What I see is a slight amount of extra space between dollars and cents
    > instead of a decimal point.


    On my screen it shows up only in my Registers for Banking (checking, credit
    cards, etc.) and Property (Home, Autos...) accounts. In registers for
    Investing accounts, the dots are there. The dots do appear in my Portfolio
    and other reports.

    In a Checking account register, the 3 money columns (Payment, Deposit and
    Balance) are all like this. When I select an entry, it is shaded (light
    blue) all the way across my 2-line display. Thin white lines appear where
    the periods should be, but there are no dots.

    Looks to me like "a distinction without a difference". Interesting, but not
    important. (My face is only a very light pink. <g>) Please let us know
    when you determine how long it has been this way. I'm not going to reload
    Quicken 1990 to see if appeared there. ;^}

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    (Using Quicken 2012 Deluxe R 3 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)


    "Cal Tinson" wrote in message news:jb2t2o$k8e$...

    On 11/28/2011 7:16 PM eastern, Han wrote:
    > "R. C. White"<> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> Hi, Cal.
    >>
    >> "Cal Tinson" wrote in message news:jb0c3s$su8$...
    >>
    >>> I'm probably going to be red-faced, but how do I get decimal points
    >>> to show in amounts in registers?

    >>
    >> All our faces get red now and then. ;<)
    >>
    >> If you click Edit | Preferences | Register, is there a check in the
    >> box to "Automatically place decimal point"?
    >>
    >> That box is (intentionally) not checked in my Q2012D, so I have to
    >> remember to actually press the "." before the pennies. When summing a
    >> long column of dollar amounts on a 10-key adding machine in the olden
    >> days, entering that decimal point cost an extra key-stroke that just
    >> slowed me down, so I appreciated the automatic placement. But in
    >> Quicken, it's seldom a bother to enter the decimal point.
    >>
    >> RC

    >
    >
    > I might add that in some types of accounts (I think investment accounts)
    > the automatic decimal point entry doesn't "work" (even when that box is
    > checked). DAMHIKT.


    Thanks, RC and Han. I should have been more specific - I meant the
    appearance of the registers themselves. What I see is a slight amount of
    extra space between dollars and cents instead of a decimal point.

    I'm beginning to think my previous version, Q2009D, was probably that
    way too, but more visually distinct. If so, I'll be only slightly
    red-faced <grin>!
     
    R. C. White, Nov 29, 2011
    #5
  6. Cal Tinson

    John Pollard Guest

    "R. C. White" wrote

    Hi, Cal.

    Aha! Amazing! I had never noticed that before.

    > What I see is a slight amount of extra space between dollars and cents
    > instead of a decimal point.


    On my screen it shows up only in my Registers for Banking (checking, credit
    cards, etc.) and Property (Home, Autos...) accounts. In registers for
    Investing accounts, the dots are there. The dots do appear in my Portfolio
    and other reports.

    In a Checking account register, the 3 money columns (Payment, Deposit and
    Balance) are all like this. When I select an entry, it is shaded (light
    blue) all the way across my 2-line display. Thin white lines appear where
    the periods should be, but there are no dots.

    Looks to me like "a distinction without a difference". Interesting, but not
    important. (My face is only a very light pink. <g>) Please let us know
    when you determine how long it has been this way. I'm not going to reload
    Quicken 1990 to see if appeared there. ;^}
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    I have Q2002 installed, and it looks pretty much the same as Q2012 for
    non-investment accounts. I see a vertical line where the period would be in
    both versions ... it stands out slightly more in Q2002 than in Q2012.

    Q2002 doesn't have any decimal points in investment account "registers". I
    believe the decimal points started to appear in investment accounts when
    their display was changed from "register" to "transaction list" (Q2003 or
    Q2004).
     
    John Pollard, Nov 29, 2011
    #6
  7. Cal Tinson

    Cal Tinson Guest

    On 11/29/2011 10:51 AM eastern, R. C. White wrote:

    > In a Checking account register, the 3 money columns (Payment, Deposit
    > and Balance) are all like this. When I select an entry, it is shaded
    > (light blue) all the way across my 2-line display. Thin white lines
    > appear where the periods should be, but there are no dots.


    Hi, RC - Ditto in my 1-line display. However, I see the dots (regardless
    of the "Automatically place decimal point" setting) if I select the
    entry with the cursor in Payment or Deposit!

    BTW, with good lighting and my best glasses, my tired old eyes can see a
    VERY faint vertical grid line between dollars and cents. That's why I
    said "I'm beginning to think my previous version, Q2009D, was probably
    that way too, but more visually distinct".
     
    Cal Tinson, Nov 29, 2011
    #7
  8. Cal Tinson

    John Pollard Guest

    "R. C. White" wrote

    If you click Edit | Preferences | Register, is there a check in the box to
    "Automatically place decimal point"?

    -----------------------------------------------------

    Basically what that box does is control whether Quicken will assume the
    position of the decimal point when you key amounts into register fields.

    With the Preferences box unchecked, when you enter "123" (no quotes) in a
    register amount field, Quicken will assume you keyed a whole number, and
    enter $123.

    With the Preferences box checked, Quicken will assume there was a decimal
    point, so when you key "123" (no quotes) in a register amount field, Quicken
    will assume you keyed a number representing dollars and cents and enter
    $1.23.
     
    John Pollard, Nov 29, 2011
    #8
  9. Cal Tinson

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, John.

    Yes, that automatic decimal placement is what I thought Cal was asking
    about. But his second post clarified the question, and led to my noticing -
    for the first time - the "missing" decimal points.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    (Using Quicken 2012 Deluxe R 3 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)


    "John Pollard" wrote in message news:jb337b$ve7$...

    "R. C. White" wrote

    If you click Edit | Preferences | Register, is there a check in the box to
    "Automatically place decimal point"?

    -----------------------------------------------------

    Basically what that box does is control whether Quicken will assume the
    position of the decimal point when you key amounts into register fields.

    With the Preferences box unchecked, when you enter "123" (no quotes) in a
    register amount field, Quicken will assume you keyed a whole number, and
    enter $123.

    With the Preferences box checked, Quicken will assume there was a decimal
    point, so when you key "123" (no quotes) in a register amount field, Quicken
    will assume you keyed a number representing dollars and cents and enter
    $1.23.
     
    R. C. White, Nov 29, 2011
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