Calendar and Currency Preferences

  1. Choose Edit menu > Preferences.
  2. In the left pane, select Calendar and currency.
  3. In the right pane, select the settings you want to use.
    • Working calendar (fiscal or calendar year)

      You can define a fiscal year that begins on any month of the year. When you do so, any yearly or quarterly preferences in Quicken are offset based on the first month of your fiscal year.

      For example, if your fiscal year started in April 2005, and it's now January 2006, select Fiscal year and then select April in the Starting month field. Quicken then considers April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2005, as last year.

      To base Quicken's yearly or quarterly options on January 1 to December 31, select Calendar year.

    • Multicurrency support

      Select Multicurrency support if you need to track accounts and investments in foreign currencies.

      When you select this option and click OK, Quicken takes a moment to assign your home currency to all your accounts and investments. You will notice that the symbol for your home currency has been added to monetary amounts in your registers, the Investing Center Portfolio tab, and elsewhere.

      If necessary, you can verify your home currency from the Windows Control Panel. Choose the Windows Start menu > Settings > Control Panel, then double-click Regional Settings. The location shown on the Regional Settings tab determines your home currency.

  4. Click OK to save your changes.

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