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Release notes for QuickBooks Desktop 2020

Learn what’s new and improved in the latest updates to QuickBooks Desktop 2020.

We update QuickBooks regularly to give you a better experience and fix issues. These release notes explain what's new and improved.

Each new update includes all the changes from earlier updates.

If you have automatic updates turned on, QuickBooks will download updates for you. You can check for updates manually at any time.

Release 9 (R9) - November 2020

What's important about Release 8?

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused QuickBooks to quit unexpectedly while upgrading from an earlier version of QuickBooks.
  • Fixed Unit of Measure issue preventing item import when using advanced import with Excel.
  • Fixed an issue in Help when accessing Search with no search term entered.

No Release for R7

What's important about Release 6?

Payroll Discontinuation
  • Payroll data download is now available in preparation for the April 6, 2020 QuickBooks Desktop payroll discontinuation
GMail Security Fix
  • Sending mails from QuickBooks through Gmail's secured option will now show a pop-up window instead of an embedded browser in order to comply with additional changes to Google's privacy policy.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an error where the "See History" link for an invoice appeared blank because credits were applied to it.
  • Fixed the issue where wrong message (QuickBooks is unable to send your emails to Outlook. Close any open Outlook windows and try again) popped up when user intentionally closed the Outlook window without sending mail.
  • Fixed an issue where the gross cost of an item with VAT was not getting updated when done from a bill, PO or supplier check.

No Release for R5

What's important about Release R4?

  • All changes in this release are to internal systems and have no impact on the user experience.

What's important about Release R3?

  • Ability to collapse columns in reports with jobs and sub-classes
Payment Reminders
  • Automated payment reminders can now be combined into a single email for customers
Other updates
  • Updated to comply with new Gmail requirements
  • QuickBooks 2020 is now compatible with Microsoft Office 2019
  • Improvements to the user experience for activating payments
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the Service Messages unavailable error in Update Now option
  • Can now enter up to 400 Ship to addresses via QuickBooks

Here's what's new in this release:

Bug Fixes
  • Exporting a large report to Excel now supports more than 256 columns
  • Fixed exception handling issue when selecting the Statement Writer "Cancel" button
  • Performance enhancements for FIFO enabled company files (especially effective for large company files)
  • Resolved issue where you had difficulties resizing the reports window when using multi-monitor mode with a vertical monitor
  • QuickBooks will now correctly install without internet connection
  • You can now modify a contact after converting a lead into a customer
  • Clicking back on Self-Help window now takes you back to the previous page, not the primary search screen
  • Resolved issue where you were unable to send general journal entries from QuickBooks

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