QIF doc pages

Charles Day cedayiv at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 02:59:13 EST 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Ian Lewis <ianmlewis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Charles,
> Oh shoot. I was under the impression that they were shown by default. I
> definitely agree with this. There is no point if they are not shown by
> default. On a side note, perhaps we should have a check box in the druid
> that allows users to turn them off from the druid itself (like on the apply
> page)? The check box is in the preferences and I might not have known about
> it if I hadn't done development on the QIF druid.

I think giving the user a chance to change the doc page setting at the end
is a good idea. I'd also like to see a "Show a list of accounts" checkbox
option at the end. If checked, a new account tab would open in the main
window once the druid closes. What do you think?

As a first-time user, if the first thing you do is a QIF import, rather than
creating all your accounts, then when the import finishes you are left with
an main window titled "no file", with no accounts in sight. It is a bad
experience, and besides, finding the menu option to display a list of
accounts is a bit counterintuitive (I struggled with it, and I see users ask
about this on the mailing list). Why is it called a "New Accounts Page" - is
that how I create new accounts? Is it a list showing only new accounts? Why
is it called a "Page" rather than a "Tab" or "List"? Why is it on the "File"
menu? (I can kind of understand this last one, but its not the first place
I'd look.)

For my first time, an option to show the account list after the import
completes would have been really convenient.


> As far as how to do it, I would imagine you would have to do something
> along the lines of editing a default schema somewhere in the source tree but
> I couldn't tell you for sure as the code isn't in front of me atm.
> Ian
> 2008/2/23, Charles Day <cedayiv at gmail.com>:
> >
> > The QIF importer druid has "doc pages" that benefit new users by
> > explaining
> > the import process a step at a time, as the user makes his way through
> > the
> > druid. I think that new users would really benefit if these pages were
> > shown
> > by default (I certainly would have). However, GnuCash currently hides
> > these
> > pages by default.
> >
> > Do you agree that these pages should be shown by default, and if so, how
> > do
> > I make this happen? The setting is controlled via gconf, so would I have
> > to
> > add one of those gconf schemas perhaps?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Charles
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