I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.
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The proper way is to set up a credit card ACCOUNT and enter the charges into it when the purchase is made and assigning it to a category. Then when you pay the bill you TRANSFER the payment from your checking account to the credit card account. Then when you download the payment from the bank you match it to the one you already entered. Then your credit card account should match what you actually owe at any time.
When you enter the payment in your checking account you put the credit card account name in for the category using square brackets around the name to indicate it is a transfer...like this… [credit card] or newer versions have a Transfer column.
OK. The fog is lifting. You are saying that the items in the credit card bill are categorized individually so there is no need to categorize the total bill. Credit the credit card account [total bill] in brackets and categorize the individual charges. Right?
You said there is a newer version with a transfer feature. Is my version not up to date?
(Quicken Classic Premier Subscription: R52.33 on Windows 11)