Weights™ for QuickBooks
Catch Weights™ is a QuickBooks add-on program which
accepts the entry of individual catch weights, then adds them in the
Description column of the current invoice line and inserts the total
weight in the Quantity column.
Catch Weights gives you:
||Multiple individual weights (catch weights)
displayed on a QuickBooks invoice line
||The weight total, automatically calculated from
the individual weights
||Works with most versions of QuickBooks for
Microsoft Windows--even older versions
||Works with U.S. and non-U.S. versions of
Weights: the Video!
Catch Weights for QuickBooks
How Catch Weights works, and how to use it with QuickBooks.
Using Catch Weights: an Example
SeaFresh Wholesalers is an imaginary seafood wholesaler. For
seafood items they sell, they want their invoice lines to include a
list of catch weights, the total weight, and a count of the number
of items delivered--the number of boxes or units of each seafood
This discussion talks about using Catch Weights with the
QuickBooks Invoice form; however, it works equally well with other
QuickBooks forms such as the Sales Receipts form.
To follow along with this example, both QuickBooks and the Catch
Weights program should be running.
Here's a view of the column headings SeaFresh uses on their
invoices. Note that the Quantity column has been renamed Qty/Weight
in the QuickBooks Invoice template. Also, the Box Count column is
actually the Other 1 invoice column, renamed Box Count.
To get started with Catch Weights, the only requirement is to
tell it about the order of columns on the QuickBooks form. To do
this, click on the QuickBooks Form Setup button on Catch
Weights' Setup tab:
This opens the Catch Weights Setup window, where you can select
column numbers for the form columns Catch Weights works with, to
match their order on the QuickBooks invoice. (Notice that the column
numbers selected in this example match column heading order shown
above for the SeaFresh invoice.)
After completing this one setup window, Catch Weights is ready to
To get started, go to QuickBooks, open the Invoice form, begin
filling in the invoice, and select the first Item to include on
the invoice. In this example, it's king crab:
Move the cursor to the Quantity column, as indicated by
the red arrow above. This
step is important! Catch Weights must be invoked
from the Quantity column of the QuickBooks form, or it won't work
Invoke Catch Weights by pressing the F11 key on your
keyboard. (This is the standard "hotkey" for invoking
Catch Weights, unless you change it on the Catch Weights Options
tab.) The Catch Weights window will pop up over QuickBooks, and you
can enter individual weights as shown here:
When you are finished entering the weights, click OK or press
the hotkey (F11) again to have the results written back into the
QuickBooks form. Here's the same Invoice form, after Catch Weights
has finished entering the weights.
Information entered by Catch Weights is highlighted
in red here to make it stand out. In actual use it would
be the same color as other text on the form.
You can use Catch Weights in this same way on any line of the
Getting Catch Weights
The best way to see what Catch Weights can do for you is to download
the full-working trial version. It will work for up to 30 days
before it requires entry of a software license Registration Code to
continue using the program. Then, if you decide to continue using
Catch Weights you can purchase
a Catch Weights software license.
After purchasing a Catch Weights software license, a Registration
Code will be emailed to for entry into the Catch Weights program.
This "unlocks" the program and lets you continue using it
as the fully licensed version--there's no additional software to
download or install.
Catch Weights is used in fast-paced businesses, where no one
needs to be bothered with thinking much about how many users
allowed, who is logged in, or other aspects of software license
compliance. So we've made the licensing for Catch Weights very
simple and flexible.
Instead of a single-user license, each Catch Weights license
allows the program to be installed on up to three computers
and used by up to three users at a time at a single
business location ("business location" is defined as a
postal address--a physical location).
In other words, you only need to buy additional Catch Weights
licenses if you will have more than three simultaneous Catch Weights
users or you need to use Catch Weights at more than one business
Need Other Features?
If you need features Catch Weights does not currently provide,
please contact us by email at email@example.com
and tell us about the features you need. If your feature request is
feasible, we will be happy to provide a cost estimate for adding
those features to a customized version of Catch Weights, prepared to
match your specific needs.