Automate Decimal Point Placement in QuickBooks QuickTip

QuickBooks Decimal Point Placement

If you use this option in Quickbooks, when you enter characters in a currency field, a decimal point is automatically placed to the left of the last two digits. For example, if you type 5421, when you move to the next field the number changes to 54.21. If you want to type in even dollar amounts, type a period after you enter 54, and QuickBooks will automatically add the decimal point and two zeros (or you can take the time to enter the zeros, as in 5400, which automatically becomes 54.00). This is a handy feature for those of us who don’t want to take the time to add decimal points and zeros. To have the decimal point placed automatically:

  1. Choose Edit | Preferences from the QuickBooks menu bar.
  2. Click the General icon on the left pane and then click the QuickBooks My Preferences tab.
  3. Select Automatically Place Decimal Point by clicking the check box.
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