I’ve recently started using QuickFile and I’ve been busy keying in about 6 years historic invoices and purchases so I’ve got a full record in a single system.
I’ve noticed a few quirks in the purchase entry screen that I’ve hit quite a few times over the last few days - they’re not showstoppers, just little glitches that would be nice if they were tweaked a bit.
In no particular order:
I haven’t been able to find a “Quantity” column for purchases, so where I’ve got a purchase invoice and bought, say, 5 units of something I need to calculate the “5 x unit cost” figure myself and enter that in the “Sub Total” column rather than entering “Unit Price” and “Quantity”.
When cutting and pasting currency figures from a PDF purchase invoice into the “Sub Total” column it doesn’t accept figures that include the currency symbol. For example, pasting “£20” into the subtotal and clicking into a different field leaves “0.00” in the field just pasted into.
When keying in figures less than a pound, the decimal point is suppressed if you click into the “Sub Total” cell, press Ctrl-A and start typing “.35” (i.e. “[dot]35”). The end result is “35 pounds” instead of “35 pence”. If you type “0.35” it works fine, but my muscle memory skips the leading “0” most of the time…
A small number of my purchase invoices have lines like “Delivery £0.00”. If I try to enter a line with a zero value and save, it tells me the line is incomplete. I realise this is probably to stop people making mistakes, but it means I can’t represent the full purchase invoice. It’d be good if the message was maybe a warning with a “save anyway? yes / no” question instead of a hard error.
From what I’ve seen so far, I’m very happy with switching to QuickFile, so the above aren’t complaints - they’re just suggestions to make entering purchase invoices a little bit slicker.