I am confused. This would be a great feature - but I do not remember QM2007 having this capability. I have not used QM2007 for several years as I went to iBank when Quicken effectively abandoned the Mac. In fact, iBank has this feature and I thought it was a great advantage that iBank had (has) over Quicken. Was it added when QM2007 was updated to run under Lion?
Most of the ideas regarding the tracking of reconciliations completed are real good but I disagree with allowing the beginning balance to be overridden by the user (I could not change the beginning balance field in 2007). Quicken needs to protect the integrity of the reconciliation process or it gets out of control and impossible to identify and or provide support for user issues/problems. No point in reconciling at all if it's not going to have a balanced continuation into the next recon as in "2007". You should be able to click on Reports or View Reconciliation History and pull up a list by beginning and ending balances and associated dates corresponding to the bank statements balances and periods showing the difference when balanced equal to 0 or if >0 and if an adjustment entry was made (how much) to balance.
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I would presume a "Flag" is not really a flag like a tag but actually a "check mark" that appears next to the transaction when it is matched to the bank/ bank statement as paid/cleared. In Quicken 2016, you can also click this box in the register without doing a reconcilation but the check mark will be "blue" which means it is not reconciled yet. When you go to do the reconciliation, you just check off the remaining items on the bank statement and if balanced and you confirm, all the check marks will turn green. It is possible to still uncheck a green check mark in the register after your completed a reconciliation, but you will get a warning popup that your trying to change a reconciled transaction which you probably didn't mean to do, so you can just re-check it, although, it will be blue again until you do your next reconcilation.
If a transaction has been reconciled, a new transaction should never match it. This would prevent past reconciliation periods from being out of balance if a bank sends old transactions as new (duplicate) entries.This has thrown my balance off and caused a huge headache.Simply never match a new transaction with a reconciled transaction. don't throw off the DL date of a reconciled transaction just because a bank's system decided to send old transactions as new.See this PROBLEM:https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/transactions-not-appearing-in-reconcile-window-l...
I'm in the QM2007 to Quicken 2019/20 for Mac holding pattern due to the deletion of Prior Statements when converting. I noticed the omission right away when testing the conversion accuracy. A significant number of veteran users want this info to remain in the app. It's like having an archive of bank or CC statements at your fingertips. Without the Prior Statements, a user can never go back in time to see if something went awry by accident or software error. In Prior Statements, all the zeroes lined up means everything is as it should be. If there is a discrepancy, then the user is shown where to investigate. Simple, useful, effective.
Another step backwards in Quicken 2019 for the Mac is the missing blank entry field at the bottom of registers. The older UX in 2007 was far better with a blank transaction field ready to be filled in. I also think the 2-line design was better than the new single line. The 2-line allowed the user to view the memo field while scrolling through transactions which was handy. It would be easy to offer a choice to the user – show registers in 1-line or 2-line.