Quicken 2004 Register UI Sucks. Period.


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Daniel Moran

I've been a Quicken user since day-ONE. I'm pissed with the new
Quicken 2004 register screen. Can't hide the whole account list. Can't
get rid of the setup buttons at the bottom of the screen and worst of
all (unforgivable IMO), I can't size the columns in the register grid!
I can see about 10 characters on the payee and about 10 on the
category. The damn date field and the check field have all kinds of
unused space at the end of their fields. Is Intuit letting new
employees design screens on their first day at work. Damn.

::Dan Moran ... Charlotte, Vermont.
 
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Del

What resolution are you running in? Quicken minimum is 800x600 small fonts

You can shrink the account bar to get more register.

You can minimize the bottom portion of the register with the buttons.

Quicken has never allowed you to resize the columns in the register, this
has been a commonly requested feature.
 
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Daniel Moran

I'm running 1152x864 large fonts. I've shrunk the account list and
minimized the buttons at the bottom. I've never needed to resize
columns before. In this release, in one line or two line register
mode, Quicken is not showing enough of the payee/category column to be
useable. I've had no problem with viewing these columns in previous
versions. We are in a GUI world here, I should get to see the register
"my way" just like Burger King.
 
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Steve

I'm running 1152x864 large fonts. I've shrunk the account list and
minimized the buttons at the bottom. I've never needed to resize
columns before. In this release, in one line or two line register
mode, Quicken is not showing enough of the payee/category column to be
useable.
I've had the same problem, I think it's more dependent on the font
you're using in the register. Going from 10 point Arial bold to 8
point helps a lot, and it's still pretty readable. But you're right,
the register layout should be more customizable.
 
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Dennis Munro

I've said many times over the past several years that Intuit simply does NOT
know how to program for variable width fonts; ie Windows. They are still
basically stuck in a Dos world with 10 cpi vision! Quickbooks is much worse
than Quicken in this regard.


| (e-mail address removed) (Daniel Moran) wrote:
| >I'm running 1152x864 large fonts. I've shrunk the account list and
| >minimized the buttons at the bottom. I've never needed to resize
| >columns before. In this release, in one line or two line register
| >mode, Quicken is not showing enough of the payee/category column to be
| >useable.
|
| I've had the same problem, I think it's more dependent on the font
| you're using in the register. Going from 10 point Arial bold to 8
| point helps a lot, and it's still pretty readable. But you're right,
| the register layout should be more customizable.
|
 
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Mark Ronning

I run at 1152 x 864 and have plenty of register room.

Grab the bar on the left side of the side panel and drag it to the left if
you need more room.
I have plenty of room on my screen, but again I have a 22 inch monitor.

Mark Ronning
 
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Dennis Munro

It's not a matter of room! I run at 1600x1200 on an LCD 18".

I have some reports in quickbooks where I can only show 3 or 4 years
(columns) and sometimes they won't fit!! Here are some examples of their
incompetencies.

1. I look at my inventory and I can't see the entire product name because
the column widths are fixed. And not very wisely I might add. I have enough
width in the price column to charge millions of dollars for each product and
it would fit.

2. My Sales slip has various headings: product number, description, number
of items etc. On the screen my number of items columns might be 30% of the
total (to put in 1 or 2 etc) whereas the product description column
(again) - where I have to describe the item might be roughly 20% of the
total. That's stupid. Now, when I print the Sales slip the items column is
reduced to say 10% and the description is now 30%. IOW, they can't program
WYSWIG. My God, no one even uses that acronym anymore (What you see is what
you get) because everyone else is doing it correctly!!!

My .02 worth.


| I run at 1152 x 864 and have plenty of register room.
|
| Grab the bar on the left side of the side panel and drag it to the left if
| you need more room.
| I have plenty of room on my screen, but again I have a 22 inch monitor.
|
| Mark Ronning
| | > I've said many times over the past several years that Intuit simply does
| NOT
| > know how to program for variable width fonts; ie Windows. They are
still
| > basically stuck in a Dos world with 10 cpi vision! Quickbooks is much
| worse
| > than Quicken in this regard.
| >
| >
| > | > | (e-mail address removed) (Daniel Moran) wrote:
| > | >I'm running 1152x864 large fonts. I've shrunk the account list and
| > | >minimized the buttons at the bottom. I've never needed to resize
| > | >columns before. In this release, in one line or two line register
| > | >mode, Quicken is not showing enough of the payee/category column to
be
| > | >useable.
| > |
| > | I've had the same problem, I think it's more dependent on the font
| > | you're using in the register. Going from 10 point Arial bold to 8
| > | point helps a lot, and it's still pretty readable. But you're right,
| > | the register layout should be more customizable.
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
 

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