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Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

6 February 2007
I filled in my client's four Pennsylvania estimated tax payments on his tax payment worksheet and later notice the red error mark in the Forms in Use. This year apparently we must tell Proseries which state, even if there is only one state. I admit in the past Proseries would carry payments to all states when you had more than one, but that was easy to fix.

Deback (talk|edits) said:

February 6, 2007
Ah, yes. I've noticed that new aggravation in ProSeries in the Federal est tax pmts worksheet.

Have you also noticed how, in the 1099-R worksheet, that when you input the zip code, the city and state don't get entered in the 1099-R database? So, I always have to remember to actually type in the city and state when entering new 1099-R forms, so all of the info will be included in the database. It works fine for W-2 forms, though.

Also, have you ever hit the Enter key when navigating certain fields in the 1099-R worksheet and then found yourself at the bottom of the worksheet? Have you noticed how the cursor moves to non-input fields when hitting the left arrow key to get to the input fields? These problems on the 1099-R worksheet were in the 2005 program and haven't been fixed in the 2006 program. I have a feeling the problems won't be fixed in the 2007 program, either.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

February 6, 2007
DANG! You mean that I've been entering the state info for no good reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????? ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, I'm used to it, so no biggie I guess. I just hate it when there are shortcuts I never knew about. Oh, and Deb, constantly thanking you every time I use Ctrl-Tab to switch forms. Much handier. Thanks for that little tip.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

6 February 2007
Deb: I suspect the designers at Intuit are Mouse-centric. Or at least since the first Windows version of Proseries I use tab and not enter. And wasn't it I who first mentioned Control-Tab which this year works sometimes and sometimes not? I have noticed that non-fill feature too. And was the last time f6 worked to create a new asset entry worksheet.....I think arrow keys went out a couple of years ago, or they are like bad bus service, sometimes they work and sometimes not.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

February 6, 2007
Sorry, D&T, no credit given. :) A quick way to navigate to asset sheets would be most welcome. Sorry, old Mac guy, so I don't understand why we can't just click off the Deprec Report and actually have the right form show up without having to navigate thru all the forms listed! Of course, now, the Report is a dead report without any ability to click anything. Just give me one programmer for a day...one day.

Deback (talk|edits) said:

February 7, 2007
JR - Thanks, but I don't remember saying anything about Ctrl-Tab, since I've never used that combination (but I use alt-tab all the time to switch windows). Must have been D&T... I'm used to hitting Ctrl-F to switch forms and am too old to change now. I know I checked out some other shortcuts a couple of weeks ago, but I've already forgotten them.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

February 7, 2007
OK, credit given then.  :)

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

7 February 2007
On the good side, the idea that you can go from state to state without going back to the Federal was a long time coming, but is here. It almost makes up for the extra steps in E-filing; I had to reference Deb's answer the other day when I did my first efile.....I never thought to look on the menu for the place to mark the return 'ready;' I'd thought she meant in the status sheet.

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

February 7, 2007
Feel free to start discussions in the Tax Tips area listing shortcuts for specific tax products, general operating system shortcuts, etc.


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