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Frequently Asked Questions
Q I am using the new version of Windows; Windows 8 or Windows 10. Sometimes when I go to a different screen it only shows part of it. Like when I go to Monthly Transactions, only part of the top and left side of the screen display, how can I fix this?
A This random occurrence has been addressed with Version 5J (for Farm Biz) and Version 7B (for Ultra Farm). There is a Redo Icon at the Top Left of each Screen, so if this does occur you can click on the Redo Icon to reload the current screen. You can also press the F11 Function Key to redraw the screen. To get around the problem until your new Version 5J or 7B Upgrade arrives; press the ESC Key and select the screen again.
Q I Updated to Farm Biz version 5F.2, but now when I try to print reports I get a message that "2012/Sample" is not a valid path.
A Version 5J fixes this problem. To continue using 5F, Save your farm to removable media and then Load the farm just saved from the removable media. Confirm it's Okay to Load the farm on top of the version already on your hard disk. This will fix the problem.
Q How can I handle the Tax Relief Act that effects the Social Security payroll tax reduction?
A The 2012 Employee share for FICA (Social Security) tax can use different percentages for each. Ultra Farm Version 6D provides separate percentages that can be changed as often as Congress makes new laws.
Q My new computer has a high screen resolution and the Farm Biz Menus are only using the upper left part of the screen. How can I fix this?
A Dynamic screen resize was added to Farm Biz in version 5A. Your screens will automatically be full size with all versions after that. You can order the latest update. To review additional program improvements click here.
Q I bought a new computer, but it doesn't have a floppy disk drive to back-up my data.
A Farm Biz Version 5A and Ultra Farm Version 5F and all newer versions handles automatic back-up and restore to USB Thumb Drives, Jump Drives and formatted Re-Writable CD's.
Q I have a Farm Checkbook and a personal checking account. Can I still use Farm Biz?
A Setup each checking account as a separate farm (separate set of records). At the end of each month select and print any farm items purchased from the personal checking account. Use items 300-499 for income and 650-800 for expense. Enter these transactions into the farm checkbook. To keep the checkbook in balance make an off setting entry for the totals by using either 519 or 819 (transfer to checking).
Q Can I keep more than one farm set of records with your program?
A You can have multiple farms and multiple years. It only takes two or three clicks to change from one farm to another. We have several customers using Farm Biz and Ultra Farm that provide bookkeeping and accounting services for other farmers and ranchers.
The same is true for theMy Field program. Farm Management instructors review several of their clients Crop, Field, Chemical, Seed and Fertilizer records. So they use their copy to keep multiple farms and years on their machines.
The latest versions of Ultra Farm and Farm Biz have Color, so you can keep each set of Farm Records a different Color. Some customers say this makes it easier to see that you are in the right set of Farm Records.
Q My custom work doesn't show up on Schedule F.
A Enterprise Codes 9001 (Custom Work) through 9105 (Rental Property) are printed separately for reporting on Tax Schedules C & E.
To keep Custom Work on Schedule F do not use enterprise codes 9001-9004.