Scheduled Transactions Howto?

Donald Henson wepin at
Mon Nov 3 07:13:34 CST 2003

On Sun, 2003-11-02 at 19:24, Sebastien Millet wrote:

> Hi,
> > I am trying to start using GNU Cash. I am running Gentoo with GNUCash
> > 1.8.4. Everything seemed to be going pretty well until I tried to
> > start setting up scheduled transactions. Most of my payments are
> > either 4 weekly or monthly direct debits and I would like to add them
> > all in as I used to in Quicken.
> > 
> > All I really want to do is tell it what dates they are taken on, and
> > how much they are (generally fixed amounts each month). I have
> > searched all over for some kind of guide to this, and I cannot find
> > it. If I have missed it I would appreciate someone pointing it out to
> > me.
> > 
> > If I haven't missed it I would be happy to put together a simple guide
> > if anyone is willing to help me figure out how to get scheduled
> > transactions working.
> The way i do is to normally enter the transaction in the ledger, then
> right click and select "Cédule" (sorry for the french word, i think the
> english translation is "Schedule").
> Another way is, in the accounts window, by going in the "Actions" menu,
> "Scheduled transactions" (again, it may not be the exact english word)
> submenu, and select "Scheduled transactions editor" (approximate english
> word). A window pops up and you can add, remove or modify your scheduled
> transaction.
> Hope this helps, and please forgive my poor english :-)
> Bye.

There's nothing wrong with your English. It's a whole bunch better than
my French. After reading your note, I had a look at the various menus
and under "Actions" is a menu item "Scheduled Transactions" and then
under that is a menu item "Scheduled Transaction Editor". The editor
looks like it could do neat stuff but the problem is, I think, that
there is no help that addresses scheduled transactions, at least not any
that I could find. I think what Sebastian is proposing is a small group
to figure out the various ways to handle scheduled transactions and
write up a how-to, possibly submitting it to the developers for
inclusion in the help system. Sebastian, did I get close or am I all

Don Henson

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