I am trying to install Reckon Personal trial and it asks me to delete my Quicken 2013. I do not want to do that as I cannot reinstall it (cant find CD). Why can it not work with two versions installed at the same time?
it never has so you have to make that decision to eventually upgrade to the latest version. Call me as i can do a better price for the first year.
I am not gong to delete my old version without first testing the new one. I have quite a few tests to carry out to ensure it does what i need.
As far i know the newer version does everythingthat the older one did, what are some of the test you talkabout.
main one is will it correctly import my q2013 data. will my reports be ok. does dde still work. and others
yes it will, what does dde mean?
DDE is Dynamic Data Exchange, it has been a part of windows since 3.1. It allows inter process communication between programs. It is mainly used by Excel to extract data from non-standard sources eg quicken. I use it extract and manipulate quicken data for reports that cannot be done by quicken.
I dislike the notion of reckon assuming that everything is rosy and will all work. I have been bitten by quicken upgrades before that caused a lot of angst and work. I want to see it all work to my satisfaction before I commit to it. I don't think that is at all unreasonable.
I have just had a look at mine and all reports can Export data to 'Excel Compatable Format' if that is what you are concerned about.
No. I extract data from the quicken database and produce reports that quicken will not do, or is incapable of doing. I do use the export to excel option for some other, standard things.