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Ronald Mason

I am using Quicken 2003 Deluxe

I started to add an address and entered the Payee name and then
decided I didn't need the address.

Now I can't delete the Payee name and it shows on every check I write
for that Payee. Quicken tells me that "Payee cannot be blank"

Anyone know a work around?

Thanks, Ron
 
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John Pollard

Ronald said:
I am using Quicken 2003 Deluxe

I started to add an address and entered the Payee name and then
decided I didn't need the address.

Now I can't delete the Payee name and it shows on every check I
write for that Payee. Quicken tells me that "Payee cannot be
blank"

Anyone know a work around?
I'm sorry, but your post does not clearly describe your
situation.

When you say you "decided I didn't need the address", what do
you mean? Did you do anything in Quicken or just make a mental
note?

When you say you "can't delete the Payee name", what do you
mean? What did you try and what happened?

And I am really in the dark as to what you mean when you say the
payee name is on every check for that payee ... a situation that
sounds pretty much like what one would expect to me.
 
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Ronald Mason

On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 10:00:23 -0500, "John Pollard"

Thanks for the response.

Sorry for the confusion . . . somewhat typical of me :)
When you say you "decided I didn't need the address", what do
you mean? Did you do anything in Quicken or just make a mental
note?
I entered the Payee name and then "decided I didn't need the address"
When you say you "can't delete the Payee name", what do you
mean? What did you try and what happened?
I highlighted the Payee name and hit delete. The field was cleared, I
got out of the 'Edit Address Book Record' page, went back and the
Payee name was still there.
And I am really in the dark as to what you mean when you say the
payee name is on every check for that payee ... a situation that
sounds pretty much like what one would expect to me.
Yes, of course the payee name is there in the area for the address if
I can't delete it in the Edit Address Book Record.
 
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John Pollard

Ronald said:
On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 10:00:23 -0500, "John Pollard"

Thanks for the response.
Sorry for the confusion . . . somewhat typical of me :)
I entered the Payee name and then "decided I didn't need the
address"
Ok, so you successfully added a new payee via the Address Book,
Add New payee.
I highlighted the Payee name and hit delete. The field was
cleared, I got out of the 'Edit Address Book Record' page, went
back and the Payee name was still there.
I assume you mean you went to the Address Book and selected that
payee name and clicked "Delete". Did you note that the payee
name no longer appeared in the Address Book?
Yes, of course the payee name is there in the area for the
address if I can't delete it in the Edit Address Book Record.
This answer does not really clear up anything. First, it is not
clear why a payee name would be in the "area for an address" (as
opposed to the specific area for a payee name, say if you put
the payee name in the address area in the Address Book); a payee
name should be in the "area" for a payee name. Second, I am
still unable to understand how a payee name you added to your
Address Book, whether by mistake or not, could be appearing,
unwanted, on your checks. How are you generating checks to an
unwanted payee name?

You said you could not delete the payee, and you referred
basically to working with the Address Book. So the first thing
you must do is confirm that the payee was successfully deleted
from the Address Book when you selected it there and clicked
"Delete".

But also important, payee names are "remembered" by Quicken from
at least one other source than the Address Book. I think you
need to make sure that you have not also "memorized" the payee
name (memorized a transaction with that payee): check your
Memorized Transaction list. If there is a transaction in your
Memorized Transaction List for the payee that you no longer
want, then you probably need to delete the memorized
transaction.

Also you may want to verify whether you are automatically
memorizing each "new" payee when it appears in a transaction and
decide if that is what you want. Personally, I do not do this;
I would rather make an individual decision about whether a new
transaction should be memorized than to allow Quicken to
memorize each one automatically. This is a Register QuickFill
option (in Q2002 deluxe for Windows, US).
 
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Ronald Mason

On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 21:52:07 -0500, "John Pollard"
But also important, payee names are "remembered" by Quicken from
at least one other source than the Address Book. I think you
need to make sure that you have not also "memorized" the payee
name (memorized a transaction with that payee): check your
Memorized Transaction list. If there is a transaction in your
Memorized Transaction List for the payee that you no longer
want, then you probably need to delete the memorized
transaction.
Thank you, John

The transaction was memorized and deleting it from the memorized list
eliminated my problem.
Also you may want to verify whether you are automatically
memorizing each "new" payee when it appears in a transaction and
decide if that is what you want. Personally, I do not do this;
I would rather make an individual decision about whether a new
transaction should be memorized than to allow Quicken to
memorize each one automatically. This is a Register QuickFill
option (in Q2002 deluxe for Windows, US).
This option was being used also and I un-checked it.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Ron
 

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