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need more detailed info/tutorials/reading than quicken provides

I am returning to Quicken after some years away, but previously used only for tracking investments and now using for that as well as tracking transactions in my (multiple) checking accounts. I certainly expect a bit of a learning curve at the outset. My problem is that the videos provided by Quicken are too rudimentary/basic/brief. I know that you all are a resource but I would rather understand be able to learn in a more "comprehensive overview and then dig in to the details" sort of way rather than posting here question after question. In other words, I am looking for a way to understand the nuances and possibilities and options in a more complete and thorough and deep way rather than a 3-5 minute youtube video. Where can I get that knowledge? I did just order the Complete Guide to Getting Started with Quicken 2018, though wish it were current. Will that work for me? Any other suggestions? .


  • Chris_QPWChris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    F1 (Help -> Quicken Help)
    (I'm using the latest Quicken subscription version)
  • Tom YoungTom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have no idea how good or otherwise this

    Quicken for Windows: The Official Guide, Eighth Edition (Quicken Guide) 8th Edition

    is, but I still generally find having a book "in hand" is a better way of trying to learn something new as opposed to reading information off the computer screen.  I'm sure the program has changed a bit since the books publication but the essential "nuts and bolts" of using Quicken to do your accounting has changed much for a long time.

  • Quicken HughQuicken Hugh Moderator, Employee mod
    Hello @pdxmaven
    Thank you for posting about your desire to learn how the current version of Quicken works.

    There are literally thousands of articles about how to use Quicken to your full and best advantage, in addition to the videos. Your individual usage pattern will be highly specific to what's relevant in your financial world, so understanding the nuances and possibilities and options within Quicken will somewhat depend on your interests. (There is no need to study the Canadian version of Quicken if that is not relevant to you.)
    • Please see Quicken.com > Support > Help Center.
    • In addition, if you choose to, you can subscribe to the official Quicken YouTube to see relevant videos. There are 100 videos now, with more being added.
    • Further, in the Quicken software itself, at the top of your screen, click on Tips & Tutorials, which is another way to access tutorial information.
    • In the software, clicking on F1 will open the in-product Quicken Help (which has a search function included).
    • You are welcome to post questions in the official Quicken Community.
    • You can also contact Quicken Support directly too.
    Please be aware that we are constantly updating the articles, videos and in-product help. (The software itself is being updated on a regular basis as well.) A published hard copy book about Quicken will be somewhat out-of-date by the time the book hits a bookstore's shelves.

    Thanks for posting. 
    Quicken Hugh

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