Money vs Quicken ?


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NickKnight

Can anyone suggest which is better?
Thanks!
I use both, both have their advantages.

The reason I use both? Because I want my financial
information on my HP680, to do that I have to use Money
2000, but in order to get the information on my Dell Axim
I use Pocket Quicken.
 
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Michael A. Abbaticchio[MVP]

I was a Quicken user since version 1.0 for Windows. I would occasionally
check out money, but was never impressed with the UI. However, 2003 was the
year I compared the two and Money won dead flat out. I found the money
interface much cleaner, and money itself, more intuitive. The reporting in
money is a lot more flexible and pleasing to the eye. I would say they are
a close match up in many aspects. The one area in Money where improvement
is needed, is simple check printing. Epson printers do not like the way
Money tries to print checks in landscape when it is not a full sheet.

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regards,
Michael Abbaticchio
MS Exchange Server MVP
http://www.exchangemvp.com
(e-mail address removed)
 
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Steve Sutton

Michael A. Abbaticchio said:
I was a Quicken user since version 1.0 for Windows. I would occasionally
check out money, but was never impressed with the UI. However, 2003 was the
year I compared the two and Money won dead flat out. I found the money
interface much cleaner, and money itself, more intuitive. The reporting in
money is a lot more flexible and pleasing to the eye. I would say they are
a close match up in many aspects. The one area in Money where improvement
is needed, is simple check printing. Epson printers do not like the way
Money tries to print checks in landscape when it is not a full sheet.
I'd say one major thing is missing in printing compared to Quicken - the
"fit to 1 page" (wide) setting.

Cheers,
Steve
 
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A.A. Fussy

Quicken Personal is better localised than monry for Aust. ussers.
 
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Steve Sutton

Michael A. Abbaticchio said:
That feature exist in my printer driver.
In your "printer driver"? What does that mean?

Granted, all my printers have been HP models, but I've never had a printer
driver yet that would have any clue how to take something like what is
output from Quicken, or Money, or Excel, and have it be able to figure out
how to squish the "extra columns on the right which the program moved to a
2nd page" onto the 1st page and merge them together.

Are we talking about the same thing here? Quicken - and Excel, for that
matter, have a setting in the program to "fit to 1 page wide". Where
normally, the width of the printed columns are too wide to fit the page,
those programs would print the first x columns of data on page 1, then the
remaining columns on page 2. Or sometimes, if multiple pages worth of data
are involved, they would print column 1 through the last column that fits
on pages 1 through x to the end, then print the remaining columns on pages
x+1 through to the end. But the end result in either case is that you have
2 pages of data that have to be set next to each other to see entire rows
of the reports.

With "fit to 1 page wide", the *generating* software adjusts the font
sizes downwards until the number of columns can fit on the width of a
single page, ensuring that you can see the entire rows of data on each
page. Obviously, there's a point of diminishing returns, where one could
need a magnifying glass to read the resulting print. But in most cases,
with Quicken or Money, the reports I would print don't get that small when
shrunk to fit :)

Note that I'm not talking about familiar 2-up or 4-up printing, where
multiple pages are put on a sheet, the way most postscript drivers will do
things. I could do that (printer does both PCL and postscript, and I have
another utility called FinePrint that will do that even with PCL), but
that's not what I'm talking about.

Cheers,
Steve
 

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