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Customise reports in QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks Desktop allows you to customise any report that you generate. You can customise the data, add or delete columns, add or remove information on the header/footer, and even personalise the font and style of the report.

Available columns and filters differ for each report/group of reports because each draws information from the company file differently. Knowing report source and targets is particularly important when filtering reports.

This article is part of a series that covers basic information about reports in QuickBooks Desktop.

Customise reports

  1. Run a report.
  2. On the Report window, select Customise Report.
  3. On the Modify Report window, go to the tab/s you need to update, then select OK when you're done.

Custom Summary and Custom Transaction Detail reports

You can use the Custom Summary and Custom Transaction Detail reports to create virtually any report in QuickBooks. These reports use different combinations from the Display and Filters tab in the Modify Report window. Just remember that this may be subject to accounting and programming limitations as well as your permissions in the data file.

QuickZoom Reports

QuickZoom refers to the magnifying glass symbol that appears in reports and graphs. When the QuickZoom symbol appears over a number in a report, you can double click it to bring up more detail about that number or item.

To open one of the listed transactions in its original form, double-click the transaction.

If the report you need is not readily available, you can also try to create and customise reports for the following: