These preference check boxes pertain to production and the creation of Work Orders in All Orders.
Allow status skipping. Checking this option will let a user move on to a later status in the Work Order, effectively skipping one or more status levels, as opposed to having to proceed sequentially through each one.
Allow status forcing. Check this option for the ability to manually proceed past Waiting status for a particular step.
Automatically put BOM instructions in the Item Comment. Any instructions that have been attached to the Bill of Materials will be placed in the Item's Comment field.
Use the Due Date instead of the actual Date Finished when… If checked, the due date will determine the bill's date of creation within QuickBooks. Use this when you need to backdate a work order.
Check only available locations or bins when allocating components. If checked, All Orders will only check available locations or bins when allocating.
Steps can only be used in one production center. un-check to add a step to more than one production center.
Record work order in ledger when marked as history. By default, as soon as a work order is finished it is posted to the internal ledger that All Orders uses for FIFO cost tracking. Turn this preference on if you do not want the work order to be recorded until the status is History. For more information see Understanding Work Order Status.
Copy work order custom fields between linked work orders. If a component on a Work Order is an assembly (otherwise known as a subassembly) then an additional Work Order may be created to produce that component before the initial Work Order can go into production. Turn on this preference to copy data that is in the custom fields of the initial Work Order to any additional Work Orders that are created for component which are assemblies.
Exclude costs for uncosted components when recording Work Orders in QuickBooks. When you are not keeping track of the cost of some components, this will exclude them from the total cost in QuickBooks only.
Exclude costs for uncosted components in Both All Orders and QuickBooks. When you are not keeping track of the cost of some components, this will exclude them from the total cost in All Orders and QuickBooks.