The selections you make in this window change the current report. You can
make as many—or as few—changes as you need.
This setting determines how the report calculates income and expenses.
Select Cash if you want the report to base income and
expenses on the date that cash actually changes hands. For example, a cash
basis report treats a customer payment for an invoice as income, but not
an unpaid invoice.
Select Accrual if you want the report to base income on the
date you billed a customer, and expenses on the date you entered a bill. For
example, an accrual basis report includes both a customer payment and an
unpaid invoice as income.
To change the report basis for all reports, and not just for this particular
report, select the basis you want in the Reports & Graphs Preferences window. (Reports that list transactions individually always appear as accrual
basis reports when you create them. To change one of these reports to cash
basis, you must use the Modify Report window.)
Show actuals and difference and % of budget
These choices add columns that compare your budgeted amounts to your actual
income and expenses.
Select Show actuals to add your actual income and expense
totals to the report.
Select and difference to add a column that shows the
difference between what you budgeted and what your company earned or spent. In
this column, a negative amount means that you were under budget, a positive
amount means that you were over budget.
Select and % of budget to add a column that shows the
percentage difference between your budgeted amounts and the actual amounts. In
this column, a percentage below 100% means that you were under budget, a
percentage above 100% means that you were over budget.
The selections on this list create subtotal columns for specific time
periods or other factors. For example, choosing Week adds weekly subtotal
columns to the report.
Choose Total only to exclude subtotals from the report.
Choose Account list to subtotal by each account in your
chart of accounts.
The choices on this list change the way that the report groups and subtotals
Example 1: A budget report normally shows budgeted amounts
for the income and expense accounts on your chart of accounts. To show budgeted
amounts for each customer or job, choose Customer:Job from the Row Axis list.
Example 2: A custom report normally shows net income broken
down by income account. To show what your company paid to each vendor, choose
Vendor from the Row Axis list.
Changes the calendar base for report dates. For example, you can change the
base from your company's fiscal year to the calendar year.
Also determines whether zero amounts and inactive accounts appear in the