GnuCash Help Manual

About This Document

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Introduction to GnuCash
2. Using This Document & Getting Help
3. Getting Started
4. GnuCash Windows & Menus Options Overview
5. Setting Up, Editing & Working with Accounts
6. Common Transaction Operations
7. Business Features
8. Tools & Assistants
9. Reports And Charts
10. Customizing GnuCash
A. GnuCash Tips and tidbits
B. GNU Free Documentation License

List of Figures

3.1. Welcome to GnuCash! Screen
3.2. Display Welcome Dialog Again?
3.3. Minimal GnuCash main window
3.4. Tip of The Day Screen
4.1. The Main GnuCash Window
4.2. The Account Tree Display.
4.3. The Account Register Display.
4.4. The Report Window
6.1. Change a Transaction Association Dialog
6.2. Chain and Paperclip
6.3. The Import QIF Files Assistent
6.4. The CSV Transaction Import Assistant - Introduction
6.5. The CSV Import Preview Pane
6.6. The Generic Transaction Import Matcher Window
6.7. The Match Picker Dialog
6.8. The Import Map Editor
6.9. The Export Transactions Wizard.
8.1. Lots in Account window for Security Capital Gains
8.2. Lots in Account window for business features
9.1. Transaction Report, Report Options
10.1. The Preferences window, Accounting Period tab
10.2. The Preferences window, Accounts tab
10.3. The Preferences window, Business tab
10.4. The Preferences window, Date/Time tab
10.5. The Preferences window, General tab
10.6. The Preferences window, Online Banking tab
10.7. The Preferences window, Online Quotes tab
10.8. The Preferences window, Printing tab
10.9. The Preferences window, Register tab
10.10. The Preferences window, Register Defaults tab
10.11. The Preferences window, Reports tab
10.12. The Preferences window, Scheduled Transactions tab
10.13. The Preferences window, Windows tab
10.14. The Book Options window, Accounts tab
10.15. The Book Options window, Budgeting tab
10.16. The Book Options window, Business tab
10.17. The Book Options window, Counters tab

List of Tables

4.1. Account Tree - File-Menu - Access to file, account operations and printing.
4.2. Account Tree - Edit-Menu - Access to file and account editing operations and preferences.
4.3. Account Tree - View-Menu - Changes display window view.
4.4. Account Tree - Actions-Menu - Setup scheduled transactions, repair accounts, perform stock splits, transfer and reconcile transactions.
4.5. Account Tree - Business-Menu - Access small business features of GnuCash.
4.6. Account Tree - Reports-Menu - Access GnuCash Reports and Charts.
4.7. Account Tree - Tools-Menu - Access to miscellaneous tools and editors
4.8. Account Tree - Windows-Menu
4.9. Account Tree - Help-Menu - Access to this help and the Tutorial and Concepts Guide.
4.10. Account Tree - Window Toolbar
4.11. Account Register - File-Menu - Access to file and account operations and printing.
4.12. Account Register - Edit Menu - Access to file and account editing operations and preferences.
4.13. Account Register - View-Menu - Changes GnuCash display window characteristics.
4.14. Account Register - Transaction-Menu - access to transaction tools.
4.15. Account Register - Actions-Menu - Setup scheduled transactions, repair accounts, perform stock splits, transfer and reconcile transactions.
4.16. Account Register - Reports-Menu - Access GnuCash Reports and Charts.
4.17. Account Register (Transaction Register) Window Toolbar
4.18. Report - File-Menu - Access to file and account operations and printing.
4.19. Reports - Edit-Menu - Access to file and account editing operations and preferences.
4.20. Report - Reports-Menu - Access GnuCash Reports and Charts.
4.21. Reports - Toolbar Buttons
4.22. Reconcile - Components of the Reconcile Window.
4.23. Reconcile Menu - Access to Reconcile Information and finishing or postponing.
4.24. Reconcile - Account Menu - Access to account operations
4.25. Reconcile - Transaction Menu - Access to transaction editing operations
4.26. Reconcile - Help Menu - Access to help.
4.27. Reconcile - Toolbar buttons
4.28. Components of the Schedule Transactions Window.
4.29. Scheduled Transactions Menu - Access to scheduled transaction editing operations.
4.30. Scheduled Transactions Window Toolbar
4.31. Budget - Edit Menu - Special items for the budget window.
4.32. Budget - Actions Menu - Items in the standard menu that relate to budgets.
4.33. Budget - Reports Menu - Items in the standard menu that relate to budgets.
4.34. Budget Window Toolbar
4.35. Budget options
4.36. Customers Overview - Toolbar, Icons/Buttons
4.37. Customer context menu
4.38. Vendors Overview - Toolbar, Icons/ Buttons
4.39. Vendor context menu
4.40. Employees Overview - Toolbar, Icons/Buttons
4.41. Employee context menu
5.1. Types of GnuCash Accounts.
5.2. Starting account numbers.
5.3. Renumbered account numbers
5.4. Final account numbers.
6.1. Import Status of Transactions
8.1. Search criteria buttons - Split Search
8.2. Search criteria buttons - Customer Search
8.3. Search criteria buttons - Invoice Search
8.4. Search criteria buttons - Job Search
8.5. Search criteria buttons - Vendor Search
8.6. Search criteria buttons - Bill Search
8.7. Search criteria buttons - Employee Search
8.8. Search criteria buttons - Expense Voucher Search
8.9. AqBanking Supported Protocols
10.1. Detailed TXF Category Descriptions
A.1. Currency source for Finance::Quote
A.2. Individual sources for quotes
A.3. Multiple sources for quotes
A.4. Yahoo Codes for Exchanges and Markets
A.5. Pseudo-symbols that can be used for TIAA-CREF quotes

List of Examples

A.1. Environment variable in .bashrc