"Recopying" your File Name and Path to the Windows Clipboard
1099 E-Filing Overview
Applying for a Transmitter Control Code (TCC)
Checking Size of Uploaded File
FIRE System Upload: Navigating to your File
Navigating the IRS FIRE System Website
Printing Summaries and Reports
Payroll Return E-filing
E-filing Forms 94x with Payroll System
Modifying Your IRS E-file Application to E-file Forms 94x
Requirements to E-File Forms 94x
CA Forms DE 9 and DE 9C
Texas C3/C4 Employer's Quarterly Report
How do I back up/restore my data?
How do I backup to and restore from a CD or DVD?
How do I configure automatic backup?
How do I find missing backup data?
How do I move CFS programs and data to a new computer?
How do I move CFS programs and data to a new server?
How do I send client data to a colleague via email?
Why does Financial Planning Tools indicate restore database is being shared?
Why is the program not automatically backing up?
How do I download and install an update from within the program?
How do I download and install the single user version of a program?
How do I install a program or update in "safe mode?"
How do I install programs from CD?
How do I manually download and install an update?
How do I map a network drive?
How do I perform a network setup?
How do I perform a workstation setup?
What is the purpose of a network license?
Why does my desktop shortcut open the installer?
Why does the setup tell me to reboot the computer?
License Code/Firm Information
How do I change my address or firm name?
How do I edit my license code/firm information?
How does my license code work?
Where can I find my Customer ID number?
Where can I find my license code?
Why can't I call to update my firm name/address?
Why does my license code change?
Why does the installer tell me my license code is invalid?
Can I get a user’s manual for CFS programs?
Do I need a network license?
How do I contact CFS for technical support?
How do I print to a PDF?
How many computers am I licensed for?
Where can I get help for Fill-N-Print?
Where's my W2/1099 program?
Why aren't all the programs I ordered on the CD?
Why can't I order forms and envelopes over the phone?
Why didn’t you tell me to renew my programs?
Why do I need a MyCFS account?
Why does CFS no longer send renewal packets?
Instructions and Procedures
CSV Import Guidelines
Connecting to an Existing Network Database
Creating a New Network Database
Entering Data at a Client's Office
Health Insurance Compensation for 2% Owners of S-Corps
Hide/Display State Forms
Manually Importing Client Data From The Previous Year
Payroll System Database Reconstruction
Payroll System QuickBooks Import
Setting: Application Mode
Special Database Recovery Detail Instructions
Special Database Recovery Overview
Switching Between Single-User Mode and Network Mode
W2/1099: Transferring data between 1099-MISC form and 1099-NEC form
Where is the 4th Quarter 941 module for 2020?
CD install fails with message "Previous installation not found"
CFS Setup Runs Another Vendor's Installer
Error 12007 "Name not resolved" on Update from the Web
Error 12029 "Cannot Connect" on Update from the Web
Error 12031 when Downloading
Error 339 "File is not correctly registered" During Install
Error 339: CSCMD32.OCX etc failed to self-register
Error 339: THREED32.OCX is not correctly registered
Error 339: VSSPELL6.OCX failed to self-register
Error 35756 when Starting Program
Error 35761 when Attempting to Update
Error 35764 when Attempting to Update
Error 5001 on Installation
Error Message: "A previous version of [program] was not found..."
Error Message: "Not a Valid Win32 Executable"
Error Message: "Version of the application could not be determined"
Error Message: "Zip file damaged"
Move Data Process Error on Install
Setup Stalls During Full Install
Still Running Old Version after Update
Update Setup Reports File Is Locked
Update Setup Stalls
Error 16 when Printing Form
Error 2018: Page margins are too large, can't run report
Error 2019 when Printing Report
Error 429 when Printing Form
Error 482 when Trying to Print
Error 484 when Trying to Print
OCR-A (or OCR-ACFS) font is not properly installed
Program Crashes Without Error Message when Printing
"Small Fonts and Sans Serif can't be found" when Starting Program
"The feature you are trying to use..."
Error 1004: Error Accessing Database
Error 1706: No valid source could be found for product ( ). The Windows Installer cannot continue.
Error 3022 in Payroll System
Error 3031 when Restoring Payroll Data
Error 3045 in Payroll System
Error 3049 in Payroll System
Error 3050 in Payroll System
Error 3051 in Payroll System Network Installation
Error 3051 when Restoring Payroll Data
Error 3051: The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file...
Error 3075 in Payroll System
Error 3112 in Payroll System
Error 3343 in Payroll System
Error 339: component missing or not properly registered
Error 3421 when Restoring Data
Error 3633 when Starting Payroll System
Error 3800 in Payroll System
Error 380: Invalid property value
Error 381: Invalid property array index
Error 400: Form already displayed; can't show modally
Error 429: ActiveX component cannot create object
Error 429: You don't have an appropriate license to use this functionality
Error 480: Can't create AutoRedraw image
Error 48: Trouble loading DLL
Error 52: Bad file name or number
Error 5: Invalid procedure call
Error 63 and Error 380
Error 6: Overflow
Error 7 when Starting Program
Error 70: Permission Denied
Error 75: Path/File Access Error
Error 9 and Error 381
Error 9 and Error 63
Error TX4OLE invalid property value 1-900
Items "Not Saved"
Message that something "needs to be installed" or "is on CD"
Your Network Data Is Read-Only
CFS Program Interface
Federal/State Tax Planner
Quick Reference Guide
Calendar and Notes
Data File List
Field Details for Numeric Fields
Formatting a field for SSN or EIN
Label Setup Options
Repair Client Database
Using the Editor
Firm Information Screen
Importing/Exporting Client Data
Export Client List
Generic ASCII File Client List
Importing/Exporting Client Data
Lacerte Client List
ProSystem Client List
Table of Contents
Updated by John Logue
Quick Reference Guide uses Folio Views, an application which organizes large amounts of information into an easily viewed, easily searched document called an infobase. The infobase is organized into four panes:
- The Document pane contains the document you are reading.
- The Reference pane shows where you are in the document.
- The Contents pane is linked to the Document pane; clicking on a heading takes you to that section of the document. Click plus (+) or minus (-) to expand or contract a branch of the Contents.
- The Hit Reference pane shows a list of hits after you perform a query. It is also linked to the Document pane; clicking on a hit takes you to that section of the document.
Tabs allow you to select which panes are visible:
Clicking on a green "hyperlink," like those in the Alphabetical Index, will take you to a related section:
The quickest way to find information in Quick Reference Guide is to perform a search, or "query." The Query Tool performs a simple ranked query that produces a "top 50" list of the most relevant hits:
The Advanced Query, available from the Search menu, allows you to perform more complicated searches:
CFS Simple Search
CFS Simple Search, a custom search template also available from the Search menu, makes complicated searches easier:
Status Bar, Hit Reference Pane, and Search Toolbar
After performing a search, the Status Bar indicates which hit we are on, the total number of hits, and the currently active query. You can jump to a specific hit by double-clicking on it in the Hit Reference pane.
In addition to the Query Tool, the Search Toolbar has buttons for navigation and to clear your query:
Note that the Query Tool maintains a drop-down list of all the queries you have performed. This list is saved when you close Quick Reference Guide, allowing you to run the same query in another session:
To print something, select Print from the File menu or click the Print button on the toolbar:
The default is set to print Records:
If we click OK now, we will only print the current record, or paragraph. We want to print an entire Section.
Once you have selected a Section, click OK to print it:
You can also print a Selection:
Use Tag Record, on the Edit menu, to select non-adjacent paragraphs for viewing or printing:
Tagged records are indicated by a vertical line to the left of the record. To view only tagged records, select Tagged Records from the View menu:
To clear tags, select Clear All Tags from the Edit menu:
These buttons on the toolbar allow you to bookmark, attach notes, and highlight passages:
Your annotations are stored in a separate file, called a shadow file. If you have the network version of Quick Reference Guide, annotations are shared with everyone on the network.
To save your annotations, you must save the shadow file. If you don't, Quick Reference Guide will prompt you to do so when you close it.
Quick Reference Guide is updated as new information is released throughout the year. When you install an update, the shadow file containing your annotations is automatically reconciled with the new Quick Reference Guide infobase. After installing an update, your annotations will be retained, unless the section of the infobase that was annotated was removed or substantially changed. When you close Quick Reference Guide after an update, you will be prompted to save the reconciled shadow file.
For more information, please see the program's Help file.