In many other accounting programs you can use CTRL+F and search the program; or go to Edit and click find transaction. You can select a date range and search by either a vendor, a reference number, a check number, or just an amount, etc.. Then they system will search based on your filters, and find the related data. This is useful in many ways; for example, what if I know a transaction was entered but can't find it because it possible was coded incorrectly or dated wrong? With this feature I can then search for the amount and find the error, and make the necessary adjustments. There are many uses for this function and surprisingly it is used more than you would think for so many different reasons.