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Bill

Anybody here used latest Money versions in Australia? Had a look at the
trial version and it doesn't even have a currency conversion for us, let
alone any local requirements.

Thanks

Bill
 
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Glyn Simpson, MVP

The last version released in Australia was Money 2005 International. It was
released in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand (possibly a couple of
other countries too). There should be limited support for GST, and you can
have multiple currencies, although exchange rate history is not present (in
any money version). I'm not sure what you mean by 'currency conversion'. In
most versions you can press F8 when on an amount field to bring up a
converter.

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Glyn Simpson, Microsoft MVP - Money
http://money.mvps.org

See http://money.mvps.org/faq/default.aspx for tips and fixes for MS Money.

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Bill

Glyn, Thanks for your reply.

I suspected MS were no longer looking at this market. The currency question
arose during the trial version setup process where I was told that
Australian Dollars were not supported but I could have Antiguan whatevers
and a couple of other countries starting with "A"! (I've subsequently been
informed by MS that there are no plans for future local versions.)

I pressed ahead with conversion from my 2004 Quicken and was surprised at a
couple of things that didn't work out - to do with transfers and split
transactions. But I'm sure I could have got around that. I only use Quicken
(or Money) for personal low volume accounts so GST accounting is not a
problem.

I was very disappointed with Reckon's pre sales support, without going into
things too much, so I was looking at transferring to Money which I used for
some years until I got a good deal with Quicken about 2002.

Anyway, if it ain't broke, don't fix it as they say. Might even see if my
old version of Money will work with Vista - if I can locate the media!

Thanks again

Bill
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

I suspected MS were no longer looking at this market. The currency question
arose during the trial version setup process where I was told that
Australian Dollars were not supported but I could have Antiguan whatevers
and a couple of other countries starting with "A"! (I've subsequently been
informed by MS that there are no plans for future local versions.)
I have to believe that Australian Dollars is a choice. I can see
that as a choice for account currency on Money Plus. In fact, I just
created a new file with a single account. Looking at the settings
for the account, the AccountCurrency is shown as "US dollar". There
is a drop-down list listing "Australian dollar" as a choice, but "US
dollar" is not in the list -- it having already been set, probably
from the default.

In Tools->AccountSettings->UpdateCurrencies, I could change the
default to AU$.

This is not to say that Money Plus is suitable for you in Australia.
It is not even available for sale unless you provide a US address.
There would have been a warning to that effect when you downloaded
the trial, but I know it is easy to miss warnings.

When you find your Money 2005 media, here is what you will do:

Install Money 2005 by right-clicking Setup.exe from your CD and
choosing RunAsAdministrator.

Find the sample.mny file in your install folder. That may be
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money 2005". Copy sample.mny file to
your Documents folder in Vista. Right-click the Money start icon
and select RunAsAdministrator. Click File->Open and browse to that
sample.mny file. Money 2005 will do an update. Close Money.
Reboot the computer. Then open Money and check that Help->About...
says you then have version 14.0.*.1105.

Make sure your .mny and .mbf files are in your Documents folder.
Then you should be able to File->Open or Restore your existing
files from your previous Money 2005 install.
 
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Bill

Cal Learner-- MVP said:
I have to believe that Australian Dollars is a choice. I can see
that as a choice for account currency on Money Plus. In fact, I just
created a new file with a single account. Looking at the settings
for the account, the AccountCurrency is shown as "US dollar". There
is a drop-down list listing "Australian dollar" as a choice, but "US
dollar" is not in the list -- it having already been set, probably
from the default.

In Tools->AccountSettings->UpdateCurrencies, I could change the
default to AU$.

This is not to say that Money Plus is suitable for you in Australia.
It is not even available for sale unless you provide a US address.
There would have been a warning to that effect when you downloaded
the trial, but I know it is easy to miss warnings.

When you find your Money 2005 media, here is what you will do:

Install Money 2005 by right-clicking Setup.exe from your CD and
choosing RunAsAdministrator.

Find the sample.mny file in your install folder. That may be
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money 2005". Copy sample.mny file to
your Documents folder in Vista. Right-click the Money start icon
and select RunAsAdministrator. Click File->Open and browse to that
sample.mny file. Money 2005 will do an update. Close Money.
Reboot the computer. Then open Money and check that Help->About...
says you then have version 14.0.*.1105.

Make sure your .mny and .mbf files are in your Documents folder.
Then you should be able to File->Open or Restore your existing
files from your previous Money 2005 install.
Thanks Cal

Would you believe I found the media Money for Windows 95 (version 4.0) and
installed it as Administrator and it worked! This before I received your
reply. Had a quick look and it is able to import qif files but think I'll
have to "trim" my history and account structure.

Yes, a new account does default to Australian Dollars in the Trial Version -
17.0.120.145 - the set up message must have related to some conversion
routine that I misread - apologies to MS.

Thought you would be interested that something so ancient (like me) still
works under current O/S and hardware, especially with all the woe is me
stories about Vista compatibility. Half joking - wonder if Win 3.0 would
work in a VM environment?

Bill
 

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