Latest News and Hints and Tips from TimWiseVA
A new option to Approve & Print in one go from sales invoices
When producing Sales invoices (it is at the bottom) next to the big green Approve button there is a down arrow. Click on this and you will find four options one being ‘Approve & Print’
Recognition of Payee and Description columns in CSV bank statement files
This is more apparent when you are importing bank csv files; it now gives us the option to import the ‘Payee’ with a separate column for ‘Description’.
This is my favourite and if you have been doing it the long way round then you will notice this as being a breath of fresh air!
Changes to the bank reconciliation screens – Xero have simplified the actions you can perform on the Account Transactions screen by removing all but one button! The remaining button, Remove and Redo, is likely to be the most common action you’ll perform against reconciled transactions. It simply deletes your account transaction and unmatches the bank statement line, ready for you to reconcile again from the Bank Reconciliation Screen.
So there are now two options : Remove & Redo and Unreconcile.
Remove & Redo = account transaction deleted + bank statement line unmatched
Unreconcile = account transaction unmatched + bank statement line unmatched
Ie. in most cases, and if in doubt, use Remove & Redo. It deletes the account transaction from the Account Transaction tab. Account transactions are:
Bank transactions (spend money, receive money, overpayments, prepayments and transfers) – under the ‘Options button’
Payments recorded on a sales invoice, bill or expense claim, or payments created by Xero when you reconciled. These are marked with ‘Payment…..’ in front of the payee name – again under the ‘Options button’
Adjustments added during reconciliation (when the transaction in Xero didn’t quite match the imported bank statement line).
It unmatches the bank statement line (as a result of the account transaction being deleted)
It changes the Balance in Xero.
So all in all a very useful change and a good one to know
Xero have said that ‘Purchase Orders’ are coming soon! I can’t wait for this one as I have a client that this feature would be a brilliant option to use than their current one.
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Does it really annoy you, when you are working with spreadsheets, that you need to keep scrolling up and down to see the Column and/or Row headings?
These simple steps will ensure that they are visible no matter how far down or across you scroll.