AUDIT: r23616 - gnucash-docs/trunk/guide/C - Bug 513122: Documentation doesn't explain how to import account tree.

Cristian Marchi cmarchi at
Wed Dec 25 13:53:26 EST 2013

Author: cmarchi
Date: 2013-12-25 13:53:26 -0500 (Wed, 25 Dec 2013)
New Revision: 23616

Bug 513122: Documentation doesn't explain how to import account tree.

Modified: gnucash-docs/trunk/guide/C/ch_basics.xml
--- gnucash-docs/trunk/guide/C/ch_basics.xml	2013-12-25 06:12:56 UTC (rev 23615)
+++ gnucash-docs/trunk/guide/C/ch_basics.xml	2013-12-25 18:53:26 UTC (rev 23616)
@@ -772,6 +772,20 @@
+    <sect2 id="basics-expt-acct">
+    <title>Duplicating an Account Hierarchy</title>
+    <para>In some cases, it might be useful to duplicate the structure of an existing data file in a new file. 
+    For example, you might want to try out new accounting techniques without corrupting your actual 
+    accounting data, or you might need to follow accounting guidelines that require you to close your books at the end
+    of the year and begin each year with a fresh set of books.</para>
+    <para><application>&app;</application> allows you to create an empty copy of your Chart of Accounts simply by selecting
+    <menuchoice><guimenu>File</guimenu><guisubmenu>Export</guisubmenu><guimenuitem>Export Accounts</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.
+    When you select this command, you are asked to provide the name for the new empty file, and <application>&app;</application>
+    creates a new data file that contains only your account hierarchy (that is, there is no transaction data). 
+    Once saved, the new file can be opened like any other <application>&app;</application> data file as described above.</para>
+    </sect2>
   <sect1 id="basics-backup1">

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