I've split off your question so as to lower the noise from the
other discussion. When autocomplete operates for me and I enter the
wrong name, I have to hit delete once to enter the autocomplete
data, then hit it again to correct the mistaken letter I
typed--does that not work for you?
I think I have a related problem. When I set up a new
transaction, the program fills in a category by default -- I think
it's the alphabetically first one in my category list. How do I
blank out that category? I can hit the Delete key, but then when I
enter Tab or Return or whatever, that default category is right
Way down in my category list, I do have a blank one, so I can
scroll all the way down and use that as the category. But that's a
pain. I'd like to inform the program to use a blank category as the
default. I couldn't find anything in the preferences or user guide
about it. Please advise!
Each transaction has to have a category associated with it. If
you'd like to use a blank category, however, this is possible to
do. First, create a blank category and set the preferences you want
for it (expense, currency, etc). Then go to Tools -> Accounts,
then click on the account you want to have a blank category, then
click the "Edit" button and change the "Default Category" to the
blank one you created.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!
Scott Meehan closed this discussion
on 15 Jul, 2012 03:02 PM.
Bruce Gotwols re-opened this discussion
on 16 Jul, 2012 08:35 PM
7 Posted by Bruce Gotwols on 16 Jul, 2012 08:35 PM
Your suggestion given below does not work, Please remember I am using Lion on a MAC, so perhaps that is why you have not seen this error. I just went back and reproduced the error. Entering CC, which was to be a new category, autofill added a D making it CD...not what I wanted. Following your suggestion I hit delete once, then hit it again. Once again autofill gave me the wrong (CD) category. Can you check this out on a MAC?
Many Thanks, Bruce Gotwols
> From: [email blocked]
> To: [email blocked]
> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:46:36 -0400
> Subject: Re: Problem with autocomplete on Mac [Questions]
Sorry for the misunderstanding. James f is correct--Moneydance
currently doesn't support creating new categories "on the fly",
only through the categories editor in Tools -> Categories. There
is a thread requesting the addition of category creation on the fly