How to Undo Transactions in QuickBooks
By Avery Martin
Mistakes happen when entering transactions in QuickBooks, and knowing how to quickly correct those mistakes makes your accounting process run more smoothly. Many of the keyboard commands you might use in other programs won't work the same way in QuickBooks. Each transaction that you enter into QuickBooks uses a corresponding undo option located within the "File" menu. "Clear," "Revert" and "Undo Typing" all provide options to remove an incorrectly entered piece of information into your books.
Choose the "File" drop-down menu and select "Clear" to delete any information you added in a new transaction that you haven't yet saved in one of the customer, employee or vendor centers.
Click the "File" drop-down menu and select "Revert" to undo all changes made since the previous save.
Select the "File" menu and select "Clear" when working with a bank account register to undo the last entry.
Click the "File" menu and select "Undo Typing" to remove the last entry in any of the Item lists, such as the Fixed Price List, Price Level List or General Item List.
Information in this article applies to QuickBooks Premiere and Enterprise 2013. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for Education.com, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.