Credit notes

David T. sunfish62 at
Thu Aug 30 15:03:28 EDT 2012

As a quasi-non-technical, certainly non-accountant, end-user lurker on the Devel list, I think it would be fine (given Graham's comment) to leave the menu item as New Invoice, with a tool tip and Help documentation that clearly explains that an invoice can be either a debit or a credit. I agree that cluttering menus up with more stuff is a bad answer.


 From: Graham Leggett <minfrin at>
To: Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> 
Cc: GNUCASH devel <gnucash-devel at> 
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: Credit notes
On 30 Aug 2012, at 18:35, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> wrote:

> Anyone who's good with words, can you voice your opinions here please ?

A credit note is a type of invoice, the other type of invoice being a debit note.

I would recommend not making up out own terms for this this, but rather leaving it as "invoice - debit note" and "invoice - credit note".

Same for bills. Sometimes vendors will give us a credit note, and we have no way to capture it apart from editing the XML file directly.


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