Make Bills & Income Screen Printable (Q Mac)

heathered23 Member ✭✭
edited August 13 in Printing (Mac)

I was disappointed to learn that you are not able to print the list of bills in the Bills & Income tab. A Quicken rep told me I could go to each "Pay From" account and print the grayed out transactions which are the upcoming bills. This is not a good solution for the following reasons:

  • You have to go to each register that has bills
  • If you have bills that are payed quarterly or yearly they won't come up unless you print the register for the entire year going forward thereby duplicating monthly bills in the list.

It would be very helpful to be able to simply print the list of bills that is displayed in the Bills & Income section. 

Thank you.

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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    all windows with lists should be printable...this should be standard across the board.
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited November 2022
    Agreed that this screen/list should be printable. This idea should not be archived. It might help others to find this topic if the title was edited from "Bills & Income Print Feature (Q Mac)" to something like "Make Bills & Income Screen Printable". [Title has been updated]
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • Gilbert
    Gilbert Member
    I've been a Quicken user since the mid 90's, first with Quicken for Windows, Quicken Essentials for Mac since 2012 and now Quicken for Mac subscription. For the past several years I've been keeping track of scheduled ongoing transactions by building a "Numbers" spreadsheet. The redundancy of it really takes too much of my time to do on a regular basis. At first, I couldn't find a way to pull up my Scheduled Transactions list, like I used to be able to do in Essentials, until I did a little digging and discovered that I could do it by clicking on Bills & Income, go figure.

    I'm just a little more than a novice with computer software, but it seems to me that providing a "Print" function for Bills & Income would be a very simple thing, provided there's a will to do so. Is it too much to ask for such a basic feature?
  • AF_NR
    AF_NR Member ✭✭
    This pandemic has increased the need for leaving a plan "roadmap" for the conduct of financial affairs.
    We have been Quicken users since the 1990s. First windows and now MAC.

    We need the print option for "bill schedule - account list - category list and tag list" ... It was always an option in Quicken for Windows. My family wants to include these as printed and PDF reports in our legacy files for administrators. We believe it is unreasonable to expect your customers to re-create these lists manually. The inconvenience of the time it would take is not the biggest issue. The bigger issue is the likelyhood of data input errors.

    We have found other requests of Quicken in multiple threads on this website to make this option to print "bill schedule - account list - category list and tag list" possible. We can only see that the "request" is put onto a list for consideration.

    In all the years we have been Quicken users, we rarely look at the website for "assistance". Haven't needed to. Today we are trying to wrap up our legacy files for 2021 and printing lists was on the list. But look like it won't be possible. As a result, we will have to create the lists manually instead.

    If this does not become an option soon, we will need not renew our subscription.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Yes, it would be helpful to be able to print certain auxiliary windows which currently don't have print options, and hopefully those features will be added in the future. Meanwhile, this doesn't sound like the type of issue to leave Quicken over, as there are work-arounds for some of these things. Not always elegant work-arounds, but if you consider how much work it would take you to switch from Quicken to some other software, an inelegant solution might be "good enough" for now.

    One simple option is screen shots. Open your Bill schedule window, drag it as tall as possible, and take a screen shot. (Use Command-Shift-4, then Spacebar, then click on the Quicken window, and you'll get a screenshot of just that window without any other windows or background on your computer.) If all your transactions don't fit on one screen, scroll down one screen and take a second screenshot. (I said this wasn't elegant! ;) ) Unless you have a huge list of schedule transactions, I think most people would be able to capture everything in 3 or fewer screenshots.

    You can do the same for the other lists you want. Open Window > Tags, drag the window as tall as you can, and take one or more screenshots to capture all the tags. Repeat for Window > Categories. Repeat for accounts (under Accounts > Hide & Show Accounts).

    For some of these lists, an alternative is to create a list via a report and a little editing in a spreadsheet. For instance, for a list of all your categories used, you could create a Category Summary by Year report. This will create a report of income and expenses for every non-zero category over all the time you've used Quicken. You're not interested in the columns of values, just the first column. So click the Export button and select Export to CSV file. Open this file in Numbers or Excel, select and delete all the columns after the first one, and you'll be left with a list of all your categories used; print the spreadsheet. 

    Although these approaches aren't as nice as being able to open and print each window in Quicken, I think you'll find that with just a few minutes of work, you can get what you need.
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  • lahuff9
    lahuff9 Member ✭✭
    I agree with the comment from 12/11/2021. We recently sat down with our adult children to discuss "What you need to know when we die". The vast majority of our bills are on auto-pay. If we become incapacitated, it would be very important for them have a view into what those payments are in order to keep sufficient funds available. It is equally important for them to have insights that would allow them to cancel auto-payments quickly and efficiently.

    While I have managed to create a manual list by changing each register to show the scheduled transactions for the next year, printing the next year's date range, and then resetting the view in each register, that is cumbersome. It doesn't allow me to export the data. I would like to see a Budget report that would allow me to simply do this for whatever timeframe I desire.
  • rpbdlb
    rpbdlb Member
    I have been searching for an answer to this. I really would appreciate this feature. Thank you.
  • dunno
    dunno Member ✭✭
    You have my vote. I would like to use this feature.
  • dunno
    dunno Member ✭✭
    I add that in a second phase this feature could be used to show a side by side comparison between a previous month/period and next month/period with the reminders.
  • AF_NR
    AF_NR Member ✭✭
    Although @jacobs offered "inelegant" solutions for this issue last December, the option to print these lists/reports is still preferred. Will attempt to resurrect this request by posting/starting another thread.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Please don’t start a second idea thread for the same feature request; that just muddies the long list of feature requests. However, by posting again in this thread, it bumps the topic to the top of the home page, so more people may see it.

    Unfortunately, the topic has so far garnered only 10 votes; more people need to vote for this for it to be submitted to the development team. Anyone who wants to be able to print their upcoming bills on the Bills & Income screen, scroll up to the first post on this page and add your vote in the yellow box.
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  • AF_NR
    AF_NR Member ✭✭
    My apologies @Jacobs. I thought you suggested someone start a thread with that subject.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    @AF_NR No need to apologize. ;) I was just explaining that the best path forward is getting more people to vote for this existing Idea topic regarding making the Bills & Income screen printable. 
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • heathered23
    heathered23 Member ✭✭
    Hello all.

    I had originally posted this. 3 years later and still no ability to print the screen. I wouldn't leave quicken over it but frustrating and disappointing that this has yet to be added. All my scheduled bills/payents are on this screen. It would be great to be able to print it for recording keeping or caparison. Thanks to everyone who commented and made suggestions. Hopefully we will have the ability to print any screen we need.

  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited August 14

    The problem (well, a problem) is that this thread has only received 11 votes after 3 years. As I understand it, posts need to achieve some critical mass for the moderation team to be able to send the topic through to the product development team for consideration. I’m surprised there haven’t been more votes for this feature, but voting is a key way for users to influence what’s on the development roadmap.

    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • john303
    john303 Member

    Of course you should be able to print this screen, why is it even a question? Indeed, I cannot think of too many screens and graphs that you would not want to print at some point.

  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta

    @john303 said: Of course you should be able to print this screen, why is it even a question? Indeed, I cannot think of too many screens and graphs that you would not want to print at some point.

    I don't think it's so much a question of “should this be done” but “when should this be done.” All the features we desire for Quicken Mac are a question of priorities. It seems like printing a particular screen should be a no brainer, but each such report or screen print needs to be coded, one at a time. And the issue for the developers is which of the hundreds of feature requests to tackle in what order. User votes for these topics can help alter that trajectory. This topic hasn't garnered a lot of votes; more votes can get this out in front of the developers.

    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993