Sorry to hear you are encountering problems with date entry. The forum posts here mention bill dates and journal entries, but we cannot reproduce any date entry problems in either of those windows. Can you describe for us what date field in a particular QBMac window where the date field clears out on you? If you could provide specific steps for what window you go into, do you tab into the date field, type the date or use the date picker, tab out of the field, return, or click somewhere else in the window to get out of the date field. Steps like that.
Also, in your Mac's System Preferences > Language & Region preferences panel, what is the 'Region' selected? For example, does it say, "United States" or does it say, "United States (Custom)". If the word custom is on the selected region, select the 'Advanced' button and select the 'Dates' tab panel ... what format is show for your 'Short' date format? Specifically, what does the format look like? Is it something like "01 / 05 / 17", or is it "17 / 01 / 05", or "17 / 05 / 01" ?
I think the problem is we are wanting any new invoices or payments made to get today's date populated. We are seeing the date of the last saved transaction and it's very annoying to find out 4 invoices later that the date is wrong just because I made an invoice with a different date catching up on work.
Thanks for joining the thread, CastroComp.
I'm here with some insight to provide regarding this matter.
After some research and testing, I found out that there's currently no option to change the date when you create invoices. It'll automatically default to the date of the last transaction that you entered. For more information about this, you can check out our guide: QuickBooks Desktop for Mac User’s Guide
I can see how having this option would make it easier for you, and others, to record the invoices. Rest assured, I'm going to submit a feature request from my side, which is sent to the Product Development Team. They're constantly looking for great ideas from users, like yourself, when deciding how to enhance QuickBooks.
Please let me know if there's anything else you need, I want to make sure you're taken care of. Thanks again for reaching out, wishing you and your business the best.
I am having the same issue, not being able to change the default date. I am adding in some bills from last month and payments i did. It won't allow me to change any dates. Just resets to today's date. There seems to be a Bug in the date field.
Hello there, @Wally1.
Thank you for joining the Community. Allow me to help share some insights about editing the date when adding in some bills and payments made last month.
As mentioned by my colleague, AldrinS, the option to change the default date is currently unavailable. What you can do for now is to import transactions in Excel.
Let me show you how:
The following article contains more information about entering your historical data in QuickBooks Mac: QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019 User’s Guide.
That should get you back on track. I'm happy to help some more if you have other questions with QuickBooks Mac. Have a good one!
I'm having the same problem. I'm trying to enter bills from last year and it won't accept the bill date. When I enter it, either with the calendar or by typing, QB automatically changes it to today's date. Help!
You can follow the steps she provided above to import transactions in Excel as a workaround. What I can do is share your ideas with our engineers to let them know what works best for you. This will show our developers what they need to consider in future product updates.
Please know I'm always available here to lend a helping hand. Stay safe.