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.