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This publication has been written to help the Quicken user understand the difference between tractional accounting procedures and the way Quicken does things to accomplish the same result. It is not meant to be an introduction to Quicken. Probably the majority of those who use Quicken use it only as a convenient way to record the checks they write and to assign a category to each check so they have some idea where there money is going.

Those who have had some exposure to Quicken will be able to concentrate more on the process than the procedure, and will be able to master the concepts more quickly_ Moreover, those who have been exposed to double-entry accounting will find this a good refresher course in accounting basics. If you have not had a class in accounting, or have never used Quicken, it will take a little longer to get to the point where you can set up your own set of books and start making entries. However, by following the steps in the Hints on Doing The Exercises, found at the end of this publication, you should be able to learn rather quickly.