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Seeing ". . ." in one of my budgeting categories

I've used the budgeting feature of Quicken for many years and it has generally met my purposes. Now I'm seeing ". . . " in one of my budgeting categories. If I hold my mouse on it, the category name is displayed, but goes away when I move the mouse. Also, although it may/may not be related, this same category has double entries on the calendar. I have a screen shot, but don't see any place to attach it.

I've look at all the user groups and I've seen no report of a problem like this. Can anyone shed light on this?

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  • volvogirlvolvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Is it a column you can make wider?  Drag the dividing line to make a column wider.
  • Chris_QPWChris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    volvogirl said:
    Is it a column you can make wider?  Drag the dividing line to make a column wider.
    There is no place in the Quicken budgets whether it be the Graph View, Annual View, or reports were the user can control the size of the columns, they are all automatically sized.

    @JTClark See if this works to include an image.
    Drag and drop the image on to the comment box.
    (I'm using the latest Quicken subscription version)
  • JTClarkJTClark Member
    Thanks for the quick response.
  • JTClarkJTClark Member
    Just realized that I sent a .png. Here's the .jpg version:
  • GeoffGGeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    This might indicate the name is too long to display. You say when you mouse hover it shows the name, is it unusually long compared to your others?
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 20H2
  • JTClarkJTClark Member
    It's not the length of the description - as a test I reduced it to 8 characters and it still shows " . . ." Thanks for trying to help though.
  • JTClarkJTClark Member
    Hi Geoff - that's exactly what I did. I removed the troublesome category and created a new category using the same name, then repopulated the budget with the information. Viola! Fixed, but I'm not sure why. Thanks for your interest and help.
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