this newsgroup vs Quicken forum


P

P.Schuman

so... whadda think -
if you have to post only in one... which one ?
 
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Jerry Boyle

P.Schuman said:
so... whadda think -
if you have to post only in one... which one ?
This group focuses on how to use Quicken. It has a vast amount of user
experience and expertise, but generally no detailed knowledge about the
inner workings of Quicken. It's OK to discuss Quicken bugs or deficiencies
here, but this is not the place to complain about them because, officially
at least, there's no one here with the power to address your complaints.

The Quicken forum is the "official" Quicken site, with whatever benefits and
drawbacks that entails. I've used it only 2 or 3 times in ten years so I
can't recommend for or against it.

I strongly prefer this group simply because it's standard newsgroup format
lets me use the standard browsing, posting, monitoring and filtering tools
of my newsreader. Otherwise I might use the Quicken forum or both.
 
A

Arnie Goetchius

Jerry said:
==snipped==

I strongly prefer this group simply because it's standard newsgroup format
lets me use the standard browsing, posting, monitoring and filtering tools
of my newsreader.
Amen. Agree with that 100%.
 
A

Arnie Goetchius

P.Schuman said:
yeah - it's easier to hang out here....
BUT - you get a wider audience with the web based forums.
For my recent rash of postings,
I've been snip'ing and posting the question on the
Quicken and TurboTax forums.
https://ttlc.intuit.com/app/full_page
http://www.quickencommunity.com/[email protected]@.ef93dfe
You have a point. Takes me back 20 years when Turbotax was supported by
a BBS at

=================================================

619-453-5232
San Diego, CA ChipSoft (Tax Programs),
ChipSoft BBS, ChipSoft Inc, Chipsoft, Inc.,
Turbo Tax Technical Support
(1991-1995) PCBoard
 
S

scott s.

You have a point. Takes me back 20 years when Turbotax was supported
by a BBS at

=================================================

619-453-5232
San Diego, CA ChipSoft (Tax Programs),
ChipSoft BBS, ChipSoft Inc, Chipsoft, Inc.,
Turbo Tax Technical Support
(1991-1995) PCBoard
I'm kind of a pack-rat but I think I finally threw out my old
Chipsoft manuals, though I still have the software from 87 onward.
Those were the days of dot matrix printer and you had to very
carefully try to line up a paper 1040 into the printer platen
and the program would attempt to print the data into the boxes.

scott s.
..
 
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R

R. C. White

Hi, Scott.
Those were the days of dot matrix printer and you had to very
carefully try to line up a paper 1040 into the printer platen
and the program would attempt to print the data into the boxes.
Ah, yes! I remember it well! (But NOT fondly!)

One technique was to print the data onto a transparent sheet of thin
plastic, then very carefully position that data over the paper 1040 and put
the assembly face-down onto the bed of a copying machine and hope that
nothing slipped while it copied. When it worked, the copy that emerged was
a competed return.

My printer was actually a Xerox Diablo daisy-wheel printer, so the completed
return was BEAUTIFUL! ;<) But my wastebasket was full of
almost-beautiful-but-misaligned rejects. :>(

For reasons that should be obvious, I did this for just the front and back
of the 1040 itself. All the supporting Forms and Schedules were photocopies
of the forms filled in with hand-entered data. The originals usually were
in pencil, not ink.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Currently running Quicken 2008 Deluxe in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
 
S

sharx35

R. C. White said:
Hi, Scott.


Ah, yes! I remember it well! (But NOT fondly!)

One technique was to print the data onto a transparent sheet of thin
plastic, then very carefully position that data over the paper 1040 and
put the assembly face-down onto the bed of a copying machine and hope that
nothing slipped while it copied. When it worked, the copy that emerged
was a competed return.

My printer was actually a Xerox Diablo daisy-wheel printer, so the
completed return was BEAUTIFUL! ;<) But my wastebasket was full of
almost-beautiful-but-misaligned rejects. :>(

For reasons that should be obvious, I did this for just the front and back
of the 1040 itself. All the supporting Forms and Schedules were
photocopies of the forms filled in with hand-entered data. The originals
usually were in pencil, not ink.
Do you do crossword puzzles in pencil, too?
 
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