Editing check format
warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Apr 24 08:45:55 EDT 2008
Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws at hotkey.net.au> writes:
> On Wednesday 23 April 2008 11:35:11 pm you wrote:
>> Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws at hotkey.net.au> writes:
>> > I am trying once more to do away with Quicken. The one thing I cannot do
>> > is to make Gnucash print checks the Australian way. The dimensions I can
>> > adjust; it is a question of the "amount in words" line. The convention
>> > here is entirely different from in the U.S.
>> Oh? How is it different?
> You write "100 dollars 45/100"
Actually, when I write a check by hand I write out:
One hundred and 45/xx --------------------- [Dollars]
> Australian Quicken writes "100 dollars and 45 cents." We brought in decimal
> currency in 1966, and I think that the official guidelines then
> specified "100 dollars 45." That is how I hand-write checks. We don't use
> the fraction convention. It would be accepted, but it looks foreign, like
> something from a U.S. Windows 3 vintage shareware package. I think that a
> program as full-featured as Gnucash should look professional, no matter what
> country uses it.
Making the code locale-specific would be challenging, but
probably the right solution for you. Doing this generally
> I have struck the printing problem under Windows, but since I use Linux, it is
> not a problem for me.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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