Check Printing - Enhanced Features
warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jul 4 13:25:02 EDT 2005
Calum Polwart <polc1410 at wittongilbert.free-online.co.uk> writes:
> I have no idea if this the correct place to post this, but I'm doing it
> anyway. I'm also not subscribed so it'll probably bounce4 and never be read!
No, it'll just stick in the queue until the moderator clears it.
> I've been tring out the check printing facility with a UK cheque book to see
> how it works. Not surprisingly none of the templates work so I was
> experimenting with custom. Only to discover that custom settings are lost
> when GnuCASH is restarted... Please could they be saved (preferably so that
> you could save multiple formats too).
File an Enhancement Request in Bugzilla. I think there might already
be one on this topic, so you should check before you file a new one.
If you really want to see it happen, though, you should submit a patch.
It's more likely to get you your feature in a timely fashion.
Admittedly the check printing features need to be re-written and
enhanced. Saving the custom format is one thing. Saving your
last-chosen setting is another.
Unfortunately, right now it takes modifying scheme, C, and probably
glade to get a new format into the system. It's not TOO hard but you
do need to make changes in too many places..
> Other thoughts, the cheque i was writing was for 102.85GBP - the text says
> "One hundered two and 85/100". In the UK at least we would normally write
> this in one of the following ways:
> - One hundered and Two POUNDS and 85p
> - One hundered and Two Pounds and Eighty-Five Pence
> I'm not sure if I gave a shop a cheque written the way it is by Gnu that it
> would be accepted (I know the bank probably would, but what do the users in
> between think?
Well, this is even more challenging... We would need a per-locale
(well, per currency, more likely) translation mechanism. Even worse
is trying to translate into different languages!
> The currency of the transaction is known so PLEASE consider adding the pounds
> (or dollars or euros) and perhaps pence and cents?
Everything is considered.. However it should get put into bugzilla so
it doesn't get forgotten. Add a patch and it might even get into a
release in a timely fashion ;)
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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