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QuickBooks Automatically Assign General Journal Entry Number QuickTip

Assign General Journal Entry Numbers Automatically in QuickBooks

To eliminate the need to keep track of the last general journal entry number used and enter it manually, QuickBooks can automatically assign a number when you create a general journal entry. The first time you create a general journal entry, you must fill in a number (or accept the default number, “1”), and thereafter QuickBooks assigns the next available number. To use this option:

  1. Choose Edit | Preferences from the QuickBooks menu bar.
  2. Click the Accounting icon on the left pane to open the Accounting preferences, and click the Company Preferences tab.
  3. Click the Automatically Assign General Journal Entry Number check box.
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