QuickBooks 2011 for Mac Release R9

Written by Charlie Russell

QuickBooks 2011 for the Mac has been updated to the R9 release. Here is a summary of the changes:

Client Changes

  • Duplicate transactions will no longer be created if you edit an unrecorded check transaction in the account register.
  • All items are now selected when creating a Bill from a Purchase Order.
  • Sales Receipts will now show the Item Description only once if Print selected time and costs as one invoice item is checked in the Time/Costs window.
  • Long email addresses are retained when converting a file from Windows to Mac.
  • The instructional PDF created when making a QuickBooks for Windows backup has been updated.
  • Updated files will no longer show the error [NSMutableIndexSet initWithIndexesInRange:]: Range {0, 2147483648} exceeds maximum index value of NSNotFound – 1 while opening.
  • Total Miles are now displayed when you print detail reports.
  • A Collection View has been added when opening a template. All templates can be previewed prior to selection.
  • New Memorized Transactions and Groups will automatically show in the Memorized Transaction List.
  • Backup will no longer fail after using a memorized transaction.
  • The To Do list is correctly exported when selected.
  • The Financial Institution list will now display the correct Direct Connect fees in Online Banking Setup.
  • This release fixes a Crash Catcher report when printing invoices.
  • The New Sheet button on Weekly Timesheets now works correctly.
  • Weekly TimeSheets now tab in correct order.
  • A single instance of My Time will now open when Launch My Time is selected from within QuickBooks.
  • My Time will now open in front of other programs when selected from within QuickBooks.
  • The Help topic Applying a discount to a statement charge has been updated.
  • QuickBooks feedback now shows the correct release number.

Server Changes

  • The server application has been updated for QuickBooks for Mac 2011 R9 compatibility.

You can get this update from the Intuit Support update page.

About the author

Charlie Russell

Charlie Russell has been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70's, and remembers releasing his first commercial accounting software product when you had an 8-bit microcomputer with one 8 inch floppy disk drive. He has a special interest in inventory and manufacturing software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor with additional certifications for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Enterprise, as well as being a Xero Certified Partner. Charlie started blogging about QuickBooks in 2008 (Practical QuickBooks) and has been writing for the Accountex Report (formerly the Sleeter Report) since 2011. He retired from accounting and QuickBooks activities in early 2018.

Visit his CCRSoftware web site for information about his QuickBooks add-on products. He is also the author of the California Wildflower Hikes blog.


  • Having never visited with you Charlie about “Mac” issues, I just was wondering if you ever have a ‘Mac-attack’ and wish you could run the Mac-OS in a virtual machine on your Windows computer?

    I have always found it so odd, that Mac Users can emulate Windows all day long, but nobody (that I know of) has every built a platform that works the other way…..clearly I guess they just don’t think that any loyal and true Windows aficionado would ever want “Apple Anything” on their windows computer.


    (William “Bill” Murphy – Oklahoma City)

    • Ah, but you can, or so I’m told. Here are some steps that someone else gave to me, but I’ve not tried it (and the last time I’d checked, she hadn’t done it either). So, this isn’t an endorsement, try it at your own risk:
      1) Download VirtualBox (from Sun Microsystems) and install it.
      2) Buy Snow Leopard from some place like PC Mall
      3) Install Snow Leopard into that: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-install-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-in-virtualbox-on-windows-7/

      • Golly WOW Charlie – I’ve made WWW inquires and other forum postings about this in the past, and this is the first time I have every had anybody tell me it was even remotely possible. I might just have to give it a try on a spare machine, simply because I would like to be able to actually support QB-Mac by other than ‘remote access’ or ‘memory’ (especially not ‘memory’ since we all know that my ‘little gray cells’ are fading fast.)


    • Bill,

      I work with a business that runs QuickBooks 2011 in a virtual machine on an Apple computer. I haven’t paid much attention to exactly which software they are running to virtualize it because it works pretty well.

      A little bit draggy sometimes, but no more than a Windows box is from time to time as well.


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