Quicken 2004 Register UI Sucks. Period.

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by Daniel Moran, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Daniel Moran

    Daniel Moran Guest

    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.
     
    Daniel Moran, Sep 16, 2003
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  2. Daniel Moran

    Del Guest

    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.


    "Daniel Moran" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
     
    Del, Sep 16, 2003
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  3. Daniel Moran

    Daniel Moran Guest

    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.


    "Del" <> wrote in message news:<cOx9b.3082$>...
    > 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.
    >
    >
    > "Daniel Moran" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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.
     
    Daniel Moran, Sep 16, 2003
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  4. Daniel Moran

    Steve Guest

    (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.
     
    Steve, Sep 16, 2003
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  5. Daniel Moran

    Dennis Munro Guest

    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.


    "Steve" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    | (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.
    |
     
    Dennis Munro, Sep 16, 2003
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  6. Daniel Moran

    Mark Ronning Guest

    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
    "Dennis Munro" <> wrote in message
    news:aVJ9b.46096$...
    > 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.
    >
    >
    > "Steve" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > | (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.
    > |
    >
    >
     
    Mark Ronning, Sep 17, 2003
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  7. Daniel Moran

    Dennis Munro Guest

    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.


    "Mark Ronning" <> wrote in message
    news:Q0Q9b.53$3%...
    | I run at 1152 x 864 and have plenty of register room.
    |
    | Grab the bar on the left side of the side panel and drag it to the left if
    | you need more room.
    | I have plenty of room on my screen, but again I have a 22 inch monitor.
    |
    | Mark Ronning
    | "Dennis Munro" <> wrote in message
    | news:aVJ9b.46096$...
    | > 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.
    | >
    | >
    | > "Steve" <> wrote in message
    | > news:...
    | > | (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.
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Dennis Munro, Sep 17, 2003
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