When entering date to the check register, how do change the default of the current month and day?

I am entering date to the register for February but after entering the next entry defaults to the current month and day.  I want it to default the the date I most recently entered date.


Hello there, robinfyoung,

QuickBooks Desktop has a feature where it automatically recalls the information from the previously entered transaction. Let's turn on this option from the Preferences window.

  1. Go to the Edit menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select General, then click the My Preferences tab.
  4. On the Automatically Recall Information section, put a check mark on the Automatically remember account or transaction information box.
  5. Select the Automatically recall last transaction for this name radio button.
  6. Click OK once done.

You can now enter your transactions smoothly since there's no need to change the date every time you create one. I've attached a screenshot below so you can have a better view.

If you wish to run a transaction report right after you enter all information from your check register, here's an article that you can refer: Customize Company and Financial Reports.

Please let me know if you have other concerns about managing your QuickBooks account. I'm just around if you need further help.

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