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lizvk
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Entering vendor bills; used to automatically start at the vendor name box, so could start typing vendor name, now you have to click on the box-permanent change?

 
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SophiaAnnL
Moderator

Entering vendor bills; used to automatically start at the vendor name box, so could start typing vendor name, now you have to click on the box-permanent change?

There have been no recent changes when entering bills in QBO, lizvk.

 

To enter the vendor's name on the bill, you have to select it in the Choose a vendor drop-down. You can press the Tab key on your keyboard to move to a different field without using the mouse.

 

You can also turn on the Pre-fill forms option in QBO. This will automatically display the details of the bill for a particular vendor.

 

Here's how:

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Under Your Company, click Account and Settings.
  3. Click Advanced on the left panel.
  4. Click the Automation field to open it.
  5. Check the box for Pre-fill forms with previously entered content.
  6. Click Save, and then Done.

Please let me know if you have follow-up questions on this. Thanks.

NMichRocks
Level 1

Entering vendor bills; used to automatically start at the vendor name box, so could start typing vendor name, now you have to click on the box-permanent change?

I have struggled with this same issue.  I found that if you go to Vendor Center, then New Transactions, then Enter Bills, that the program will default to the Vendor Name field every time.  But if you start on the Home Page, then Enter Bills, the program will often default to the A/P Account field for every new transaction (very annoying).  Maybe there's another way to change the default settings, but hope this little work-around is helpful for you!  It was for me!

mamabarb
Level 1

Entering vendor bills; used to automatically start at the vendor name box, so could start typing vendor name, now you have to click on the box-permanent change?

Thanks works great going to the Vendor Center first. Why doesn't QuickBooks fix the problem instead of stating that they haven't made any changes. It was really slowing me down. 

MadelynC
QuickBooks Team

Entering vendor bills; used to automatically start at the vendor name box, so could start typing vendor name, now you have to click on the box-permanent change?

Hi there, @mamabarb.

Good to hear that it works!

We provide a resolution to the best of our ability. When there’s something that isn’t working the way you need, we make efforts to deliver satisfaction.

We let you know if there are any changes in QuickBooks, informing changes is one way of identifying if it causes by updates or unusual behavior.

Please know that you're always welcome to post if you have any other concerns. The Community Team will always here to help.

WINEMAN99
Level 1

Entering vendor bills; used to automatically start at the vendor name box, so could start typing vendor name, now you have to click on the box-permanent change?

This was working and now since the last update we're back to this same issue! It's really slowing me down having to click the name field after each invoice!!

 

cndysac
Level 1

Entering vendor bills; used to automatically start at the vendor name box, so could start typing vendor name, now you have to click on the box-permanent change?

This is soooo annoying! My first option is 'add new vendor'. I have to use two hands to enter the vendor name. Slows me down big time. Why do you change things? If it ain't broke don't fix it! And I do have the auto load the name on and it still won't work. 

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