Closing your books means locking everything entered before the closing date. This is an important step to ensuring everything stays the way you want it to. Closing your books prevents any accidental changes that could affect your reports. If you've created a cheque within the closed period that now needs to be voided, I'll explain how.
You can still make changes to the transactions within the closed books period, but QuickBooks will prompt you with a warning first. If you've selected to set up a password, this is when you'll enter it. Setting up a password means you can ensure you have control over any changes made to a closed period.
You can also opt to turn off the Close the Books feature, by clicking the Gear icon > Account and Settings > Advanced > turn off Close the Books.
For steps on how to void a previously-recorded cheque, take a look at this article: How to void a previously-recorded cheque.
That's all there is to it! If you have any other questions, please let me know.
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Thanks for joining this thread. QuickBooks Desktop is a flexible program that simplifies the way you manage your books. I'd be glad to provide you with information on voiding a cheque from a closed period and reissuing it.
Once the books have been closed, It's not advisable to void/delete a transaction as it will have a negative impact on other areas of your books. It's best to speak with an accounting professional for the best course of action to ensure a positive outcome.
Let me know if you have any questions, I'll be happy to help.
It's important that you're able to accomplish your daily tasks seamlessly. In addition to the valuable information provided in this thread, here's a helpful guide to assist you with deleting a cheque in QuickBooks Desktop. For your reference, here's how to set or change a closing date.
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