If anything can make accounting fun (or even just a little less painful) QuickBooks Pro 2005 can--especially if you get this no-nonsense task-based guide to it! While QuickBooks Pro 6 was all about going native (Mac OS X–native, that is!), this time out the focus is on ease of use. To ensure that you don't miss out on any of the many features that can streamline your accounting processes, trusted Mac teacher Maria Langer uses simple step-by-step instructions and loads of visual aids to get you up to speed on QuickBooks Pro fast. After providing a detailed account of how to install and configure the program, Maria shows you how to enter sales, make payments, work with transactions, track inventory, process payroll, report results, print forms, and more. Along the way, Maria discusses the accounting principles that guide the program's use and delves deeply into all of QuickBooks' newest features: one-click viewing of cash flow and unbilled hours, the ability to share QuickBooks data with Windows users, and more.