May 1, 2022
Hi there! 👋
I'm guessing that you have arrived here because your QuickBooks desktop app freezes when trying to export to Excel.
Am I right?
Good news! You have come to the right place. We have a tested solution for you.
What if instead of dealing with export issues and a frozen QuickBooks account, you could automatically connect your QuickBooks reports to Excel and have them up to date at any point in time?
Here's how to achieve that in less than 2 minutes:
1) Install LiveFlow (which lets you connect QuickBooks reports to Excel)
2) Connect your QuickBooks account (or multiple QuickBooks accounts)
3) Import your QuickBooks report to Google Sheets (i.e. a Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, or Cash Flow)
4) Choose how often you want your QuickBooks report to be refreshed, for instance automatically every hour.
5) Now, refresh your report and experience your numbers in real-time without breaking your cell references
5) Watch our quick step-by-step guide on connecting your Google Sheet to Excel
6) Optional: Go to your manage reports menu tab and organize all your QuickBooks reports in one place
Getting data to Excel really shouldn't be that difficult!
Note: This solution only works for QuickBooks Online. We highly recommend switching from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online. Your accounting software should be in the cloud, so you can serve your clients better.
1. Once you have clicked the Export to Excel button in your QuickBooks software, you will see this window
2. Click on the Advanced button, so you can configure your Export to Excel settings.
3. Un-check the box named Freeze panes (keep headers and labels visible). This will remove the frozen panes in the Excel file with your QuickBooks report. Then click OK.
4. Click on Export. Your data will now export without freezing your QuickBooks Desktop app.
5. Optional: Want to freeze your panes in Excel again?
Here's a quick guide to freezing panes in MS Excel:
There are numerous reasons why QuickBooks freezes when exporting to Excel. Whilst the solutions above are thoroughly tested to resolve the export to Excel issue, we understand that you may want to understand the underlying reasons.
Here are some of them:
1) There is a compatibility issue between QuickBooks Desktop and Microsoft Office: QuickBooks itself, suggests that you always ensure that your QuickBooks app is up-to-date. You can view more about each QuickBooks installations and its system requirements here:
2) Your QuickBooks Desktop app is out of date: To solve that, you should update QuickBooks to the latest version.
3) Your QuickBooks app is broken and needs to be repaired: Get started with repairing it, technical support, and a clean install here