Transition from Q98 to Q2008


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PortStG

I have a small screen (17" CRT) and I can't afford the wasted space
that the default Register view of Q08 provides (Q98 was bad enough).
The Register view is what I want to see most of the time and I prefer
to see nothing but transaction lines from the top of my screen (except
a tiny Menu line) to the bottom and from one side to the other. So
far, I've worked the wasted space down to approximately 40% (started
with 60% wasted) but I seem to have run out of Preference checkboxes
etc.

Is there any way to eliminate the 1/2" spam line across the bottom? Or
the 1/2" line above that with the "Download Transactions" and
"Scheduled Bills & Deposits" buttons? I'll need to use those features
at some point, maybe 1% of my time, but I don't need those buttons
taking up Register space 100% of the time. Similar problems at the
top. Some space wasted with unnecessary Tabs as well as completely
blank space (I can only describe it as "Open green space" lol!) left
there by the Graphics Artist, for environmental purposes I suppose.

I have absolutely nothing against right brainers, but advice from any
left brainers out there will be much appreciated.

TIA,
Port
 
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Han

(e-mail address removed) wrote in 4ax.com:
I have a small screen (17" CRT) and I can't afford the wasted space
that the default Register view of Q08 provides (Q98 was bad enough).
The Register view is what I want to see most of the time and I prefer
to see nothing but transaction lines from the top of my screen (except
a tiny Menu line) to the bottom and from one side to the other. So
far, I've worked the wasted space down to approximately 40% (started
with 60% wasted) but I seem to have run out of Preference checkboxes
etc.

Is there any way to eliminate the 1/2" spam line across the bottom? Or
the 1/2" line above that with the "Download Transactions" and
"Scheduled Bills & Deposits" buttons? I'll need to use those features
at some point, maybe 1% of my time, but I don't need those buttons
taking up Register space 100% of the time. Similar problems at the
top. Some space wasted with unnecessary Tabs as well as completely
blank space (I can only describe it as "Open green space" lol!) left
there by the Graphics Artist, for environmental purposes I suppose.

I have absolutely nothing against right brainers, but advice from any
left brainers out there will be much appreciated.

TIA,
Port
I think Quicken has made it clear tha you have 3 choices:
Live with it
Buy a cheap bigger monitor (I regret that I didn't buy a bigger LCD when
I replaced my 17" CRT)
Switch to a spreadsheet.

No, there is no painless way.
 
P

PortStG

I think Quicken has made it clear tha you have 3 choices:
Live with it
Buy a cheap bigger monitor (I regret that I didn't buy a bigger LCD when
I replaced my 17" CRT)
Switch to a spreadsheet.
No, there is no painless way.
Okay, thanks. That's really disappointing.
Actually, there is one other choice, which I'll probably elect, and
that's to just stick with Q98. That looks like my best bet for now.

Thanks again,
Port
 
S

Stevey

I've been using Q'99 ever since it came out and it's doing the job
just fine, thank you, even on Vista.
 
H

Han

I've been using Q'99 ever since it came out and it's doing the job
just fine, thank you, even on Vista.
I'm sure Q99 works fine, but I like OneStepUpdate, and I doubt that you
can get that to work. If you can, please let us know how.

Also, you may have to use run as administrator or some other trick to
make it run properly. (I said may!!)

I have generally been upgrading every other year. For me that is the
sweet spot between totally up-to-date and very frugal.
 
P

PortStG

Stevey wrote
I have generally been upgrading every other year. For me that is the
sweet spot between totally up-to-date and very frugal.
I would have prefered to stay current but only with an equal or
improved product. I like simple and efficient versus colorful with
graphics. And I'm not very frugal when it comes to software that I
find improved. I haven't seen improvements that'll benefit me though.
In fact, the reverse is true for things like the Register view. Q98
puts 50% more transaction lines on my screen than Q2008. That's a big
difference in a feature that's important to me. To someone else, the
Register may not be important at all. On the other hand, Q2008 has
features that are apparently important to other people but are totally
lost on me.

Anyhow, thanks for the conversation ;-)

Laters ;-)
Port
 
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norm

Stevey wrote


I would have prefered to stay current but only with an equal or
improved product. I like simple and efficient versus colorful with
graphics. And I'm not very frugal when it comes to software that I
find improved. I haven't seen improvements that'll benefit me though.
In fact, the reverse is true for things like the Register view. Q98
puts 50% more transaction lines on my screen than Q2008. That's a big
difference in a feature that's important to me. To someone else, the
Register may not be important at all. On the other hand, Q2008 has
features that are apparently important to other people but are totally
lost on me.

Anyhow, thanks for the conversation ;-)

Laters ;-)
Port
If you just want to put more transactions on the screen at one time you
can consider using the "one line display" option,which eliminates the
MEMO field. At least, this works in Q07.
 
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PortStG

norm said:
If you just want to put more transactions on the screen at one time you
can consider using the "one line display" option,which eliminates the
MEMO field. At least, this works in Q07.
Yep, I think it works in all Q versions, including Q2008 and Q1998.

Port
 

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