QIF doc pages

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 28 10:32:58 EST 2008

"Charles Day" <cedayiv at gmail.com> writes:

> 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?

It should end with an account tab either way.  The user shouldn't
have to be asked; gnucash should just open one if there isn't one

> 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

Yes, and IMHO this is a bug.

> 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.

No option -- just show it if it doesn't already exist.

> Cheers,
> Charles


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