How do I mark an estimate as closed?
One suggestion I found in the forums is to delete the estimate but I cannot becuase I get this message:
"One or more progress invoices have been created from this estimate. Deleting the estimate will cause each of the invoices to lose its association with the estimate. Do you want to delete the estimate anyway?"
And I assume that I should rather not delete it in fear of loosing the invoice.
I have hundreds of estimates. How do I know which ones I still need to convert into an invoice?
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I am not sure about the layout in mac
but in windows on the ribbon bar (or anywhere else for that matter) look for a make inactive button/icon or check mark setting
It is a long standing bug in QB that estimates do not close when creating an invoice automatically and you have to do it your self
Thanks. I expected it to change colour the colour of the estimate or stamp it with something marking it as converted. Now I have to find this tiny button and check if it is pushed in our out.... Quickbooks please make this a bit more noticeable in future versions.
I'm trying to figure out why my estimates are not automatically marked as inactive when I create an invoice from them. At that point, they are invoiced for 100% of the estimate but they are still showing active. I have the preference selected to progress invoice and "close estimate after converting to invoice" but it still keeps all estimates "active" unless I manually close them. I do know how to manually close them, so I don't need that information, but I'm wondering if I am missing something.
You're not missing something, coastalerica1.
As of now, the option to automatically closed a fully invoiced estimate is unavailable in QuickBooks Desktop. Please know that we roll out updates based on our customers' requests. We’ve heard that request quite a bit so maybe we will do so in the future. I'll also take this post as feedback and share it with our Product Design Team for consideration.
For now, you can manually close your estimates once they're fully invoiced.
In case you need to track all the outstanding estimates that your company has for all your customers, you can follow the steps below in pulling up the Estimates by Customer report:
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I'll be right here to continue helping if you have any other questions or concerns about estimates. Have a great rest of the week.