GnuCash Help Manual

About This Document

Table of Contents

About the Author
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

4.1. The Main GnuCash Window
4.2. The Account Tree Display.
4.3. The Account Register Display.
4.4. The Report Window
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, Printing tab
10.8. The Preferences window, Register tab
10.9. The Preferences window, Register Defaults tab
10.10. The Preferences window, Reports tab
10.11. The Preferences window, Scheduled Transactions tab
10.12. The Preferences window, Windows 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 (Transaction Register) Window Toolbar
4.17. Report - File Menu - Access to file and account operations and printing.
4.18. Reports - Edit Menu - Access to file and account editing operations and preferences.
4.19. Reports - Actions Menu - Setup scheduled transactions.
4.20. Report - Reports Menu.
4.21. Reports - Toolbar Buttons
4.22. Components of the Reconcile Window.
4.23. Reconcile Menu - Access to Reconcile Information and finishing or postponing.
4.24. Account Menu - Access to account operations.
4.25. Transaction Menu - Access to transaction editing operations.
4.26. Help Menu - Access to help.
4.27. Reconcile Window Toolbar
4.28. Components of the Schedule Transactions Window.
4.29. Scheduled Menu - Access to scheduled transaction editing operations.
4.30. Scheduled Transactions Window Toolbar
4.31. Edit Menu - Special items for the budget window.
4.32. Actions Menu - Items in the standard menu that relate to budgets.
4.33. 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 Buttons
4.37. Customer context menu
4.38. Vendors Overview - Toolbar Buttons
4.39. Vendor context menu
4.40. Employees Overview - Toolbar 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.
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
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