GnuCash Documentation in pdf Format

Neil Williams linux at
Sun Feb 20 03:08:15 EST 2005

On Saturday 19 February 2005 10:37 pm, you wrote:
> Neil Williams schrieb:
> > On Saturday 19 February 2005 8:08 pm, Michael Wahlbrink wrote:
> >>>If anyone is able to convert the HTML into a more usable PDF, send it to
> >>>me and I'll update those links.
> >>
> >>I've converted them via Ooo to pdf (without layout)

The permanent URL's for these PDF's are:

The PDF's include the indices and links between sections which make such large 
guides more usable but the gnucash-guide doesn't include the tutorial images 
- it would be too large with those included as well. I could host those as a 
separate .tar.gz / .zip if there is a need for that, maybe even include just 
in the images in a separate PDF that uses the same sequence and 
identification. (Or Michael, if you take this on, you could simply layout the 
images in OOo in the required sequence and with the right labels and produce 
that PDF too?) 

Users should note that these are LARGE files - 1.8Mb and 2.2Mb respectively. 
Help runs to 100 pages, the guide runs to 103 pages - I know this started as 
a request for a printable format but I wouldn't like to print 203 pages! The 
Design document is also in PDF (479k) and 75 pages, as is my entire 
qof_book_merge / QSF documentation (a measly 308k - 55 pages - by 
comparison!). So, in pdf format, that's a total of 333 pages!

This doesn't include the various text docs in CVS either. Then there's the 
various doxygen outputs, the README's, the websites (main, bugs, wiki . . ), 
the mailing list archives, we do have quite a lot of documentation!

I'll be keeping these .pdf files updated and the site will remain active 
indefinitely. If there are other requests for documentation in various 
formats, I can host those where they are available too.

Alternatively, if these files are copied to the main gnucash servers, I can 
update them to point to that location.

> Ok, here they are......
> glad to be able to contribute something as a non programmer ;-)

Michael, these are very good, thanks. Are you willing to maintain these? You'd 
need to monitor changes to gnucash-docs and provide updated copies as and 
when - especially around release time.

If you can, just let the gnucash documentation writers know (via this list) so 
that you are notified about changes. Then prepare the PDF's and email them to 
me for hosting.


Neil Williams

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