How to start Peachtree Accounting There are two common ways to open Peachtree Accounting: 1.From the Task bar Click Start button from the task bar and point to All Programs. Locate and select Peachtree Accounting group folder. Then select the Peachtree Accounting icon 2. From the Desktop Locate and double click the Peachtree Accounting icon on the Windows desktop The Startup Screen The first graphical screen after you start Peachtree Accounting is called Startup Screen. From the startup screen you can open:
If you get to what should be the list, and nothing is displayed, select the browse bar.
Getting to know window elements and important terms Title bar : This is the bar at the top of the window which displays the company name 1. Menu bar : This displays all the menu options available in Peachtree Accounting. These options may change depending on the particular window that is open. 2. Menus : When you select a heading from the Menu bar, a menu of options appears. You then select one of the menu command options available. You can select a menu option without using the mouse by holding down the key and pressing the underlined letter in the menu option. For example, a + F (holds down A and press F) opens the File menu. When a menu option is dimmed (grayed out), either it doesn’t apply to your current situation, or is unavailable. For example, if you use passwords, you may have limited access to certain areas of the program. 3. Minimize, Maximize/Restore and Close buttons : Selecting the Minimize button reduces the current window to a button on the Taskbar. Selecting the Maximize button expands the current window to fill the entire desktop, or screen area. Selecting the Close button closes the current window and/or application. Title bar Minimize, Maximize/Restore & Close button Menu bar Navigation Aids Status bar Help information Peachtree today System Date Current Accounting Period Figure 3-1 The Peachtree Accounting Main Window
Scroll arrow : When selected, the scroll arrow moves the window up, down, or sideways to view more information if not all contents can be displayed at once. Scroll box : Selecting the scroll box, you can drag it up or down to quickly move through the window contents. 4. Navigation Aids In addition to the Main Menu options, you have another method of opening windows in which to perform tasks or data entry. This option is called the Navigation Aid and is unique to Peachtree Accounting. It allows you to click icons instead of choosing menu options. It also helps you understand the task flow of information in certain areas of Peachtree Accounting. If you don’t see the Navigation Aids, select View Navigation Aid from the Options menu (you will see a check mark beside the menu option when it is turned on).
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- Spring '17
- invoice, Accounting software, Peachtree