2007/2008 multi-user?

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Thank you for your reply Laura. Would you happen to know if two users running 2007/2008 could still access the same company file if in single mode then?

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Paula
Both users need to be in multi user mode, and there must be more than one user set up in the file itself.
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Thank you for your reply Bob. I'm not sure I understand though. It's my understanding that the purpose of Multi-User mode is so more than one user can access the same file at the same time and that single user mode means that more than one user can access the same file but *NOT* at the same time. If my understanding is correct then I guess my question is if in single user mode can two users have different QuickBooks versions i.e one using version 2007 and the other using version 2008 but still work on the same company file? Laura has made it clear that two users cannot access the same file at the same time with different versions but now my question is what about different versions and single user mode?

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Aaahh. Sorry
I thought you were using the Australian versions. We use the 2007/08 tag to mean the version released for that financial year from July to June.
Laura is quite right about both users having to use the same year version. Each version only works with files that are made or upgraded in that version. You can upgrade, but not downgrade if that makes sense.
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Oh ok, I see. Sorry I wasn't clearer Bob. I am using the U.S. version but would love to visit Australia some day. :-)) Would you happen to know if Intuit sells additional licenses for older versions? paula

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Yes, you can get another license for 2007 if you call Intuit. Why not buy another license for 2008 though?
Michelle L. Long, CPA, MBA Author of: Successful QuickBooks Consulting: The Complete Guide to Starting and Growing a QuickBooks Consulting Business http://www.SuccessfulQuickBooksConsulting.com (Amazon.com product link shortened)
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Thanks for your reply Michelle. That is my dilemma and what I am trying to decide. To explain, I purchased QB 2007 in anticipation of a business my husband and I are probably starting later this year. An acquaintance of ours offered us a brand new never opened retail version of QB 2008 which I accepted. I had assumed that if I had version 2007 on my computer then my husband could just install the 2008 version on his computer and we could use the company file in Multi-user mode but now I see that is not possible. So now I feel guilty accepting the free offer. I would either have to accept his 2008 version, get a new 2008 license and throw out my perfectly good 2007 version OR just not accept his free offer and get another 2007 license. So now I don't know what to do. paula

Yes, you can get another license for 2007 if you call Intuit. Why not buy another license for 2008 though?
Michelle L. Long, CPA, MBA Author of: Successful QuickBooks Consulting: The Complete Guide to Starting and Growing a QuickBooks Consulting Business http://www.SuccessfulQuickBooksConsulting.com (Amazon.com product link shortened)
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Check eBay to see if they have any cheap copies of either year for sale plus check with Intuit on their price for a second license. You don't need the software, just the license is sufficent.

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ok thanks Laura.
paula

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If 2008 is never opened, used or registered, you could consider selling it on ebay. Then, call Intuit to purchase another license for 2007 for your husband to use in multi-user mode.
Michelle L. Long, CPA, MBA Author of: Successful QuickBooks Consulting: The Complete Guide to Starting and Growing a QuickBooks Consulting Business http://www.SuccessfulQuickBooksConsulting.com (Amazon.com product link shortened)
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Paula,
You misunderstood my answer. For any number of users (single or multi), they must all be using the same version. A 2008 user CAN open the 2007 file but it will convert the file to the 2008 format. As a result, the 2007 will NOT be able to open the file.

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Ok I understand now Laura. Thank you very much. paula

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The answer is yes if you are using the Australian version of QB Pro 2007/08.
But the fee for a Premier licence is the same as two Pro licences and you get 5 licences, or 3 for a lesser price. Are you bringing together two separately acquired licences or are you wanting to buy two. If it is the latter, buy Premier every time.
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