Money 2006 doesn't work as well as 2003

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Microsoft 2003 v. 2006

In Microsoft Money 2003, I had the following experiences:
1. Hardly ever shut down involuntarily. Money 2006 has shut down three
times in as many days.
2. Money 2003 would automatically update daily. I have to manually update
Money 2006 even though I have selected the automatic function.
3. Money 2003 kept my three different files separate. Money 2006 brings
them all under one roof, so to speak, displaying banking information across
file lines.
4. Money 2003 had a simplified screen. Money 2006 displays information I
don't want and gives me no way to eliminate that information. The cluttered
view leaves limited space to enter data and looks hokey.
5. Money 2003 had a "button" in the lower left hand corner to click either
to view download summaries or to update data. Money 2006 requires you to
pull down the tools menu.

The involuntary shut-downs are hassle enough by themselves. If anyone has
any ideas about how to correct any of the above, I would sure appreciate the
information.

Thank you.
 
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Dick Watson

Hope for better from the Money team in the future. But don't hold your
breath waiting.
 
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Microsoft 2003 v. 2006

I just checked out Microsoft Money 2006 on epinions.com and was appalled to
find that I have made a real mistake purchasing this piece of junk.
 
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Dick Watson

There is always the 30DMBG if you preserved your fallback capability to M03.

Care to share a link to the data you are referring to?

I also would note that you should decide for yourself about M06, not decide
you made a mistake from reading the opinions of others. Particularly in the
case of Money, what people expect of it is varied about 359 degrees. Some
people just want a account view aggregator and think Money is too hard to
use and requires too much effort. Some of us think it's way too simplified
and inflexible and dumbed down. Some people just want an advertising
delivery engine. The first and third groups seems to get all of the
attention from Microsoft.
 
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arthur

The update button is now on the upper right below the menu and tools
bars. It is a little round button.

I have M06 and have not had one case of your problem and have not seen
it here except for a system shutdown. Must be something unique to
your system or data.

arthur
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arthur

A design change and a "standards" thing so no cure except use separate
files if that is what you want. Don't know what you mean by "file
lines". All linked bank accounts and joint accounts get pulled in but
you can choose to ignore I think by not setting them up. At least
they don't bother me. I use the "favorite accounts" thing to show
what I want.

arthur
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arthur

You can tailor the "home" screen. I removed all the junk I did not
want or use. ( Junk to me my not be it to others natch )

arthur
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Microsoft 2003 v. 2006

I'm not sure what link you are referring to. I'm talking about data within
Microsoft Money itself.
 
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Microsoft 2003 v. 2006

Thank you, Arthur. I am trying to remove those things but to no avail. Of
course, "one man's trash is another man's treasure."
 
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Dick Watson

"I just checked out Microsoft Money 2006 on epinions.com and was appalled to
find that I have made a real mistake"
 
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arthur

On home page is a link that reads,
"customize content or layout"
This is the "my money" page
I can not do anything with the left panel

arthur
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Microsoft 2003 v. 2006

It's that left panel that bugs me, unfortunately. I don't want all those
little "helpful" links. I would just like to get rid of some of the clutter.
BTW: I had a budget all worked out in Money 2003. Money 2006 has messed
that up. Perhaps the conversion program didn't work properly. I am going to
get a trial version of Quicken. I used to use Quicken and was persuaded to
try Money, I think, in 1998. I liked the Money programs until now.
 

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