r23617 - gnucash-docs/branches/2.4/guide/C -  Bug 513122: Documentation doesn't explain how to import account tree.
cmarchi at code.gnucash.org
Wed Dec 25 13:54:07 EST 2013
Date: 2013-12-25 13:54:07 -0500 (Wed, 25 Dec 2013)
New Revision: 23617
 Bug 513122: Documentation doesn't explain how to import account tree.
--- gnucash-docs/branches/2.4/guide/C/ch_basics.xml 2013-12-25 18:53:26 UTC (rev 23616)
+++ gnucash-docs/branches/2.4/guide/C/ch_basics.xml 2013-12-25 18:54:07 UTC (rev 23617)
@@ -756,6 +756,20 @@
+ <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>
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