Reports chapter in guide

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Feb 22 10:56:19 EST 2016


Pedro Albuquerque <palbuquerque73 at> writes:

> Platform independently speaking, I would rather have the help manual and
> the guide merged into one single document and then split in two again,
> one for personal finances and another for business finances.

In my opinion, the Help and the Guide serve different purposes.  The
Help document is "I found this menu item/report/etc in the UI -- what
does it do?" whereas the Guide is more about "I want to do X, how do I
do it in GnuCash".

I'm not sure how you could merge those two concepts together into a
single document.

> One reason for this choice of mine and following up on a recent
> discussion on the users list, there are countries where GC can't be used
> for most businesses, so a separate document for businesses would make
> sense to me, living on one of those.

Okay, I'll bite --- why can't GnuCash be used for most businesses?

> As for the merge, I think we all know that users seldom read the
> documentation (me included), so having to jump between two documents
> could eventually discourage them even more.

See above for why there are two documents.

> Either way, thank you for this excellent software. Took me some time to
> choose it but I'm glad I did. It's now fully translated into my language
> and I will finish just saying that I can spare some time to help, if you
> want.
> Regards,
> Pedro.
> Sáb, 2016-02-20 às 11:46 -0500, David T. escreveu:
>> 687820


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