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Access the improved QuickBooks Online reports

By Chris Grima

1 min read

We take you through a step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of the new QuickBooks Online Reports.

Click ‘Reports’ in the left navbar, followed by the name of a report (like Profit & Loss).

Note: If your screen doesn’t look like the screenshot below, click the gear icon > QuickBooks Labs and turn on Redesigned Reports.

Explore the improvements


1. Change common options at the top of the page. When you’re done, hide options to make more room for the report.

2. Change other report options by clicking Customise. This includes the report period, accounting method, number format, rows/columns customisation, filters, and header/footer customisation.


3. Quickly expand/collapse sub-itemson the report.

4. Add notes to make your report more meaningful. For example, you can add additional commentary about business performance to a Profit & Loss report.

5. Click Edit header to show a logoand change the report title and subtitle. You can also click right on the title.

6. Print, email or save report as PDF. When you email or schedule a report, it is automatically attached as a PDF. You can rename the PDF before sending it. PDFs are helpful for viewing and sharing really wide reports.

7. Freeze row header and first column. When you scroll through large reports, either horizontally or vertically, the header and left column stays in view for convenient reference!

8. Improved printing. Changes include:

  • More professional looking reports.
  • Fit more data onto more printed reports with less truncation.
  • Preview the report before emailing and exporting.

9. New reports1. From the Reports main page, click All Reports, and then click a section like Business Overview. The most recently released new reports are tagged NEW, with more to come!


Note: Not all reports and customisation options are available in all versions of QuickBooks Online.

To read more articles related to product updates, visit here.

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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