Converting from quicken essentials

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18 Dec, 2015 04:59 PM

My wife unfortunately upgraded from Quicken 2007 to Ess.... Rather than switch back I would like to find alternative to Quicken. Does MoneyDance read 2007 files that I hope are still available?. Is check writing included and if so can she use current checks. Three to a page?

  1. 1 Posted by preston on 18 Dec, 2015 05:02 PM

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    What about check printing using 3 to a page format as with Quicken?

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 18 Dec, 2015 07:51 PM

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    It is necessary to export the data from Quicken then import it into Moneydance.Only Quicken can read the proprietary format Intuit uses. You should find the following articles helpful.

    For general Information I would suggest you look at the User Guide:

    I would also suggest that before you buy you download and use Moneydance in trial mode. This is fully functional but limits you to 100 manually entered transactions, as imported transactions are not counted you can test the importing of your old data as much as you like, when you purchase Moneydance the license key simply removes the limit.

    If memory serves I believe that Moneydance can import Quicken Essential files

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Jenny on 21 Dec, 2015 10:36 AM

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    Hi Preston,

    The information provided by Des is perfect. I would also recommend reading this article, which details importing your data from Quicken Essentials -

    If you decide to download the trial version, you can amend the printing preferences, within Moneydance --> Preferences --> Check Printing. You can read more about check printing within Chapter 5 of the User Guide.

    I hope this information is helpful, please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Infinite Kind Support

  4. Jenny closed this discussion on 21 Dec, 2015 10:36 AM.

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