"Quick Math" feature

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21 Jun, 2011 12:56 PM

I miss the "Quick Math" feature in Quickbooks, where you could assign numeric values to keyboard shortcuts. It made things like sales tax calculation so easy.

For example, I could assign "1.07" to "t", and then in the register, pressing "t" in a payment column would multiply the entered number by 1.07 (e.g. 1t would result in $1.07; 1+2t would result in $2.14). This made it really easy to itemize receipts and calculate sales tax, without having to resort to parenthetical phrases and order of operations!

It's the only feature I miss in Moneydance, which I've been using for over seven years.

Thanks for listening!

  1. 1 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 21 Jun, 2011 01:12 PM

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    I can certainly see how this would be a helpful tool, and I have created a ticket for this issue. The ticket is attached to this discussion. By posting in this discussion your interest in the ticket has been registered. This is equivalent to voting for it, and you'll be automatically notified when there are further developments.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance,

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  2. 2 Posted by mikeymark on 22 Jun, 2011 09:37 PM

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    +1 for this feature

  3. 3 Posted by Jason on 24 Jun, 2011 12:55 PM

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    +1 from me

  4. 4 Posted by Kit on 24 Jun, 2011 10:46 PM

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  5. 5 Posted by mikeymark on 25 Jun, 2011 12:32 AM

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    > #ignore

  6. 6 Posted by Steve Sipos on 25 Jun, 2011 07:51 PM

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    This is exactly what I proposed a week ago but you explained it much better.
    I vote for this too.

  7. 7 Posted by hgmps on 04 Jul, 2011 04:54 AM

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    +++1 I used it all the time in Quicken

  8. 8 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 21 Dec, 2011 03:27 AM

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for chiming in on this issue. We haven't implemented this feature yet, but I wanted to share a workaround to have tax calculated automatically by creating a custom currency. I've created a currency I called "Taxable", for which the "Currency ID" is "t". I have set this currency so that t = $1.07 (to reflect a 7% sales tax rate, for example). Then when entering a transaction instead of entering $20 x 1.07 to calculate sales tax, I enter "20 t" and the program automatically converts this information into the base currency of the account- which is $20.14 USD.

    I hope this is clear, and if not let me know and I'll post a few screenshots.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

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