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QuickBooks POS: Purpose of X-Out and Z-Out Reports

The terms X-Out and Z-Out originated in the world of cash registers. Registers commonly had a key-operated lock with several positions: one for normal operation, one labeled “X”, and another labeled “Z.” After inserting a key (normally in a manager’s possession) and turning it to the “X” position, the register would print a running total […]

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QuickBooks Point of Sale powered by Revel Systems – First Glance

Intuit has teamed with Revel Systems to launch an iPad Point of Sale (POS) solution, formally called QuickBooks Point of Sale powered by Revel Systems. The offering extends Intuit’s POS portfolio beyond the reach of the QuickBooks POS v12 Windows based retail platform and to the world of touchpads, online connectivity, and new verticals such […]


QuickBooks 2012 R16 Released 1

Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2012 R16 update for the U.S. version of QuickBooks. This is available as a manual update from the Intuit support web site. I’m guessing that the automatic update won’t occur until a bit later, although I’m not sure about that. This may be one of the last updates to QuickBooks […]

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QuickBooks POS: Give a Discount

There are several ways to discount a sale. Click the discount type you wish to learn about? Manual item discount Manual item discounts are applied to line items and are always given against the active price level. To manually discount an item on a receipt: Select an item being sold on the receipt and then […]


QuickBooks POS: What Happens If I Don’t Migrate to EMV Processing?

MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover Network are mandating the EMV migration. Each party has agreed to the October 1, 2015, date for the fraud liability shift and is using the shift to encourage a quicker EMV-adoption pace. Bottom line: If you do not get your QuickBooks Point of Sale ready to take Chip & PIN […]

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QuickBooks: My Display is Messed Up, Fonts are Too Big, or Screen is Distorted

Correct QuickBooks display issues The QuickBooks display is affected by your Microsoft Windows resolution and font settings. If these settings are not optimized, you may see: A transaction form does not fit on the screen. The sizing icons at the top right of a window do not appear. A field overwrites and hides its label. […]

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QuickBooks Error 1612: The installation source for this product is not available

The following error occurs when installing, uninstalling or updating QuickBooks: Error 1612: The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you have access to it. This error occurs when the program’s registry keys are damaged. How to fix it I’m Using QuickBooks To resolve this error: Repair […]


QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0 Features

  Intuit has released QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0, a new version of their desktop POS product – the first since June 2012. This includes a number of bug fixes, some enhancements, and a few features retroactively added back into the product. The impetus for this release was sparked by feedback from the community […]

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QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0

Intuit has released QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0, a new version of their desktop POS product – the first since June 2012. This includes a number of bug fixes, some enhancements, and a few features retroactively added back into the product. The impetus for this release was sparked by feedback from the community as […]