Fast and Simple or Fancy and High-Tech QuickBooks Graphs
QuickBooks has two options you can select regarding how your graphs look when working in QuickBooks, as follows:
Draw Graphs in 2D (faster). While three-dimensional graphs can be pretty, a two-dimensional graph takes much less time to draw on your screen. Choosing to show your graphs in two dimensions instead of three doesn’t impair your ability to see trends at a glance; it’s just not as “high-tech.” If you don’t select this option, QuickBooks will draw your graphs in three dimensions.
Choose Use Patterns to draw the various elements in your graphs with black-and-white patterns instead of colors. For example, one pie wedge may be striped, another speckled. This is handy if you print your graphs to a black-and-white printer. Leaving this box unchecked tells QuickBooks to display colors rather than patterns when you look at graphs.
To give QuickBooks instructions about creating your graphs:
- Choose Edit | Preferences from the QuickBooks menu bar.
- Click the Reports & Graphs icon on the left pane and click the My Preferences tab.
- In the Graphs Only section, select or deselect the appropriate check boxes.
- Click OK to save.