[gnucash] Which Report?
warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Jul 17 11:16:18 EDT 2007
"Tommy Trussell" <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> writes:
> On 7/17/07, GnuCash Mailing List Account <gnucash-read-only at doink.com> wrote:
>> On 17 July 2007 at 8:11, Vahur Lokk <vahur.lokk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Both ["Profit and Loss Report" and "Income Statement"] are
>> > perfectly valid names for what it does. In fact I like Income
>> > Statement better, because its not so long and ugly. ...
>> I suspect that the names are only really useful for the first few
>> times one searches for a report.
> I would like to respectfully disagree -- you have to remember many
> folks only look for the reports one to four times a year, and if the
> name is confusing, it's like being a new user EVERY year.
> "Income and Expense Statement" may be ugly, but it's more descriptive.
> Consider that it could be called "Account Totals Accumulated Over
> Specified Date Range Report." Woudn't THAT be unwieldy!
If I were going to rename it (again) I'd rename it back to "Profit &
Loss", not "Income & Expense". At least that would be my personal
preference. Renaming reports is always challenging because you
lose your saved state. I'm sorry I accepted the rename for 2.0. :(
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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