Increasing Font Size and Customize Other Register Settings in Quicken

When you create an account in Quicken, you'll get a register that displays deposits, payments, purchases and other transactions in your account. You can enter these transactions manually or use the automatic import feature to pull them in from your bank.

You may find as you work in Quicken that you'd like to customize certain aspects of the register to better suit your needs. For instance, you may want to increase the font size, automatically place the decimal point in a certain spot, or set Quicken to remember register filters when you open the program again. 

Note that some of the options for customizing your register may not work for investment accounts since investment transaction lists don't work the same way as regular account registers. 

Change Font Size

With the Fonts option, you can customize the style and size of the fonts used in all of your account registers.

To change the fonts:

  • Go to the top menu bar.
  • Click Edit, then click Preferences.
  • In the left pane, click Register.
  • In the right pane, select Fonts.

Choosing a larger font size will make the text easier to read. If you'd rather adjust your register to fit more text on your screen, choose a smaller font size. Quicken will show an example of your chosen text at the bottom of the window.

To increase the overall size of fonts across Quicken, choose View Menu and select Use Large Fonts.

You can always go back and choose Reset to restore the fonts to the original settings if needed.

Automatically Place Decimal Point

This time-saving option automatically puts the decimal point two places to the left in any number you enter. For instance, you can type 67830 in your register, and Quicken will automatically place the decimal point so the figure shows up as 678.30.

To change this setting, choose Automatically Place Decimal Point under Preferences.

Use Pop-Up Registers

You might opt for Use Pop-Up Registers if you have more than one register and you'd like to view and work in them at the same time. If you choose this option in Preferences, each register automatically appears in its own window. 

Gray Reconciled Transactions

If you want your reconciled transactions to appear differently than others in your account register to make it easier to quickly distinguish them, then choose Gray Reconciled Transactions. Your cleared transactions will appear faded compared to the ones that are not yet reconciled. 

Show Date Before Check Number

The Show Date Before Check Number option switches the position of the Date and Num fields in the transaction register so that the date comes before the check number, according to your preference.

Show Memo Before Category

If you find Memo to be a helpful designation, the Show Memo Before Category option switches the position of the Memo and Category fields in the transaction register.

Change Colors

Change Colors allows you to change the color for each of your account registers so that you can easily distinguish one from the other. For example, use this to easily identify a credit card register.

This step is different from changing your overall Quicken color scheme or background color. You can always restore the colors back to the original settings by going back to the menu and choosing Reset

Remember Register Filters After Quicken Closes

Register filters are used to view only certain transactions and are accessed under View on the register toolbar. You can choose the Remember Register Filters After Quicken Closes setting to keep filters in place each time you use Quicken, which lets you pick up where you left off. 

Automatically Enter Split Data

Automatically Enter Split Data allows you to enter a transaction from the Split dialog. The Split dialog lets you divide a transaction between two or more categories, and this option makes that register action automatic when entering data in the Split window.