Register stuff (summary of Carol and my talk).

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
24 Oct 2000 11:09:50 -0400

Rob Browning <> writes:

> > Why not put the 'diff' number in the unused 'deb' and 'cred' column?
> > Since the diff column is only present in multi-line mode, the shift
> > to multi-line mode and back would be rather awkward visually.
> Actually, to Carol (and to me really), having diff number in the same
> column as the normal debits and credits is one of the more confusing
> things about the current approach.  It keeps the transaction line from
> being visually distinguished, and it seem a little like comparing
> apples to oranges.  Having a separate column makes it really clear
> that this value is the summary value.  It would also make it *much*
> easier to scan for a particular transaction by value.  Right now the
> transaction totals are more or less just hidden in the "split noise".

How about using different colors for the 'diff' values?  Then you can
visually scan for e.g. blue numbers to see the diff values?


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