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Peachtree For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5967-9
408 pages
July 2004
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Software that's full of flavor for your small business!

Manage your books, your business, and your Internet presence with Peachtree

Who knew that accounting software could be so sweet? This updated guide covers the newest release of Peachtree and prepares you to fearlessly take a bite out of accounting. You'll save time and money by using this computerized accounting software, and you'll see how the latest enhancements to Peachtree can make your business even juicier!

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun


Discover how to:
* Create and track inventory items
* Sell products and services
* Track project costs
* Pay bills and adjust prices
* Generate financial statements and payroll
* Back up your data
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Mastering Peachtree Basics.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Company.

Chapter 3: Designing the Chart of Accounts.

Chapter 4: Setting Up the Background Information.

Part II: The Daily Drudge.

Chapter 5: Buying Goods.

Chapter 6: Paying Bills.

Chapter 7: Selling Products and Services.

Chapter 8: Collecting the Money.

Chapter 9: Paid Employees Are Happy Employees.

Chapter 10: Billing for Your Time.

Chapter 11: Counting Your Stuff.

Chapter 12: Tracking Project Costs.

Part III: The Fancy Stuff.

Chapter 13: Working with Forms.

Chapter 14: Making Reports Work for You.

Chapter 15: Reviewing the Financial Picture.

Chapter 16: When the Bank Statement Arrives.

Chapter 17: When Accounting Cycles End . . . and Other Miscellaneous Stuff.

Chapter 18: Keeping Your House Safe.

Chapter 19: Real-Life Ways to Use Peachtree.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Common Error Messages (And What You Can Do about Them).

Chapter 21: Ten Things You Can Get from the Web.

Index.

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Author Information

Elaine Marmel: Elaine is President of Marmel Enterprises, LLC, an organization that specializes in technical writing and software training. Elaine has an MBA from Cornell University and worked on projects to build financial management systems for New York City and Washington, D.C. This prior experience provided the foundation for Marmel Enterprises, Inc., which helps small businesses implement computerized accounting systems.
Elaine spends most of her time writing; she is a contributing editor to Peachtree Extra and QuickBooks Extra, monthly magazines. She also has authored and coauthored over 25 books about software products, including Quicken for Windows, Quicken for DOS, Excel, Microsoft Project, Word for Windows, Word for the Mac, 1-2-3 for Windows, and Lotus Notes.

Diane Koers: Owns and operates All Business Service, a software training and consulting business formed in 1988 that services the central Indiana area. Her area of expertise has long been in the word-processing, spreadsheet, and graphics area of computing as well as providing training and support for Peachtree Accounting Software. Diane’s authoring experience includes over 30 books on topics such as PC Security, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, Paint Shop Pro, Lotus SmartSuite, Quicken, Microsoft Money, and Peachtree Accounting, many of which have been translated into other languages such as Dutch, Bulgarian, Spanish, and Greek. She has also developed and written numerous training manuals for her clients.

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