[GNC-dev] New Account Hierarchy Setup Assistant Questions

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 15:31:18 EDT 2018

Am 12.09.2018 um 17:52 schrieb David T. via gnucash-devel:
> I understand this and agree. I fully expect that these options will be described within the Guide; my point is that the NAHS assistant presents options to new users that they are unlikely to comprehend and do not actually need to decide when they create a new account hierarchy. Presumably, experienced users will know where to access the settings that they can change after an initial hierarchy has been created.

While doing debugging it is often required to create example books and
it is important to get reminded of all potential book options. So I am
strictly against removing here something. IMHO every assistant crippling
options is incomplete and often distracting users.

But perhaps you could do some anaytics:
Which fields are required, suggested, advanced, special*;
for all-users or business-only?
Then create a suggestion for improving by reordering and grouping. Add
an intro text per group and review the current tooltips and default values.

Are settings irreversible after entering data? Theń they need a warning.

* IMHO special options are at least
in book options: Use Split Action Field for Number. Traditionally
Transactions are numbered, but some user wish to number splits instead.

in Preferences->Accounts: Reverse Balance Accounts: The traditional
selection is "Credit Accounts", but some users wish a different view.

For this special options the current tooltips do not give enough

This changes should then go into the assistent.


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