Request for One Time Scheduled Transaction in Mac

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An addition to the frequency would be a simple one-time scheduled transaction. This option is available for Quicken for Windows, requires clunky work around for Mac.

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I think that you can use any frequency (yearly, monthly, etc.) and have the payment end on the date it starts. Is that clunky? 
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Compared to the Windows version, yes.
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Maybe I'm missing something? Why not just make a single future-dated transaction?
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Rick, you're brilliant. I was responding to the question, but unfortunately not the actual problem. I agree that going into the register and just adding a transaction with a future date is the best way.
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The Mac scheduling dialog has the option for one-time events - see screen shot.


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Which is really no different than creating a single future-dated transaction (except that you get a clock symbol in the status column).
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The main difference is that the "Scheduled Transaction" will foiiow your settings for displaying future transactions; e.g., Next 30 Days.
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But if it's a one-time event, then there are no future transactions, right? Or am I being dense and missing something?
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RickO

I am thinking about a one-time payment that is due down the road; e.g. 5 mos from now. 
I normally have my regisyers set to display the next 30 days. The scheduled transaction will follow this preference.
Entering as a regular transaction in the register does not follow this preference - it displays immediately.
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That makes sense.