How do I Print the BUDGET without actuals. Just the Budget (Q Mac)

newcastlelinda
newcastlelinda Member ✭✭
Hi all,
It's a new year. I have created my 2021 Budget. I want to PRINT the budget. There are no actuals of note. How do I Print just the Budget screen?
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  • Hello @newcastlelinda

    Thank you for reaching out on the community and telling us about your issue. I do  apologize for the issue you're having. Currently there is no way to do this as we're not able to edit the budget report before printing. I have changed your post to an Idea thread to add the ability to edit the budget report.

    Be sure to navigate to the top of this post and click the up arrow to add your vote!

     

    Ideas are reviewed by our development team to see what people would like to be available in the future.

    Thank you,

  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Since there is no way to print the budget without actuals the way you want, you might want to Export the budget as a .csv file. Open the exported file in Excel or Numbers, and you'll see it has three columns for each month: Actual, Budget and Difference. In just a few seconds, you can delete the Actual and Difference columns, and you'l be left with with only budget values, one column for each month, which you can then print.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • newcastlelinda
    newcastlelinda Member ✭✭
    Thank you Quicken Francisco.
  • newcastlelinda
    newcastlelinda Member ✭✭
    Thank you jacobs and Hello! Yes I am aware of this possibility. But it's not a very 'pretty' report. I posted this as a Question to be sure there wasn't a way to do it before I posted it as a Product Idea. As a very long time Quicken for Mac user, although I am happy with the progress that has been made since we all began beta testing QMac back in 2014, I am still often surprised and saddened by what is still lacking.

    > @jacobs said:
    > Since there is no way to print the budget without actuals the way you want, you might want to Export the budget as a .csv file. Open the exported file in Excel or Numbers, and you'll see it has three columns for each month: Actual, Budget and Difference. In just a few seconds, you can delete the Actual and Difference columns, and you'l be left with with only budget values, one column for each month, which you can then print.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Yup, I understand that it would be desirable to do this directly in Quicken, and I think that would be a worthwhile enhancement, among a number of enhancements to budget reports. I suggested the spreadsheet route because it's the only available workaround at this point.

    As for not being pretty, well, depending how much time you want to spend formatting things in Excel or Numbers, you can make it prettier -- but it may not be worth the time and effort. ;)
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • shakafamily
    shakafamily Member
    I'm a long time Quicken user (1987). Now i use the Mac version. I need the budget report that compares budget and actuals in the date range set by the user. Please add. I cannot believe I'm the only one wanting/needing this. Austin
  • newcastlelinda
    newcastlelinda Member ✭✭
    Hi Austin,

    Yes, this is a long time request and there is a place to vote for it.
    I suspect jacobs will be along here in a little while to provide the link to that request. I'm busy remote teaching or I would look it up for you myself.

    Linda

    > @shakafamily said:
    > I'm a long time Quicken user (1987). Now i use the Mac version. I need the budget report that compares budget and actuals in the date range set by the user. Please add. I cannot believe I'm the only one wanting/needing this. Austin
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    You rang? ;)

    Indeed, there is an Idea thread here where you can add you vote for the developers to add this functionality. The idea is marked as "Under Review", but more votes can help this happen, and help push it up the priority list.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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