What is the purpose of the dot before several income categories? Dividend, interest, etc

A number of categories lead of the income section of categories. There is a dot in front of the name: dividend, income, capital gain and so on. Does this designate something different or is it just a prefilled category I could use.

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Actually, those are underscores, and they indicate that the particular category is defined by, and used by Q itself.
    Such as, when you record a Dividend transaction, Q records it using _DivInc.
    I suppose that you can use them ... but it's preferable to leave them alone and let Q use them as intended.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
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  • John_in_NC
    John_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    What version of Quicken for Mac, and did you convert from another version? (The current versions of Quicken for Mac don't use any wildcards in their names for investment categories.)
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