Fwd: World friendlier printable invoices

Bryan Cebuliak bryan.cebuliak at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 19:18:21 EDT 2007

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From: Bryan Cebuliak <bryan.cebuliak at gmail.com>
Date: Oct 2, 2007 5:45 AM
Subject: Re: World friendlier printable invoices
To: Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu>

Pardon me, I am really very new at this. Would you like me to do that
now with the files or have you already done it?  Will just a plain
diff file.scm filenew.scm > diffoutfile
do the trick?
Attached please file the diff output files including the total ex tax
localisation changes.

Also, do you have an idea why opening gnucash with a saved
fancy-invoice report in the old format using the new fancy-invoice.scm
etc crashes gnucash? The same may happen with the the other files. Not
tested yet. This is avoided if the old report tab is closed prior to
saving before upgrading the invoice files. This is a show stopper if
it happened with a gnucash upgrade.

On 10/2/07, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
> Bryan,
> Instead of sending the whole files, could you just send
> diffs against the existing reports?  It makes it much easier
> to audit the exact changes.
> Thanks,
> -derek
> "Bryan Cebuliak" <bryan.cebuliak at gmail.com> writes:
> > Dear Derek,
> > Attached please find replacements for invoice.scm easy-invoice.scm and
> > fancy-invoice.scm.
> > [The *-flex.scm files should be copied to their respective namesakes
> > in the proper location.]
> > The modifications include user editable invoice title name and tax
> > name. The total column heading reflects what the column actually is:
> > total minus tax. There is also a friendlier no invoice prompt included
> > which I see you have already fixed.
> >
> > These additions in user input will make uptake of Gnucash more
> > palatable at least for users in English speaking areas such as
> > Australia and New Zealand where there are legal requirements for how
> > an invoice must be presented.  They circumvent the workarounds
> > mentioned here which are unrealistic for most small businesses:
> > http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ#Q:_How_do_I_change_.22Invoice.22_to_.22Tax_Invoice.22_as_required_in_Australia.3F
> > and will help the strugglers such as:
> > http://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-user/2007-May/020369.html
> >
> > Note for example in Canada GST is not included in the total price but
> > in Australia and NZ it is. So, flexible column and subtotal tax names
> > and clarity in what is included in the total is essential for world
> > domination.
> >
> > Please try the files and if no problems are found add them to subversion.
> > Perhaps the concepts in the program may inspire someone to make the
> > Gnucash invoice even more translatable? Any suggestions?
> > Cheers from your bleeding user,
> > Bryan Cebuliak
> > Brisbane Queensland
> >
> >
> >
> --
>        Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
>        Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
>        URL: http://web.mit.edu/warlord/    PP-ASEL-IA     N1NWH
>        warlord at MIT.EDU                        PGP key available
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