General questions

Ian Leonard ian at
Fri Apr 29 12:57:17 EDT 2005

Hi all,

I am trying to run a very small business with Gnucash and so far I am 
not doing too badly given I know almost nothing about accounts - so a 
big thanks to the developers.

I am in the UK and so suffer from VAT. My questions are:

1. To enter expenses with VAT, I use a split transaction as suggested by 
someone on the list a while ago. It works but it is a pain to do. When I 
enter an invoice I can enter a tax code and it does the split 
automatically. Can I do a similar thing when entering expenses? I see 
there is tax information under Edit -> Tax options but I don't 
understand what this does.

2. When I 'print' an invoice, it actually puts in it's own window. I can 
then select the Invoice template to get the style I want. Is there away 
of specifying a default so I don't have to keep doing it? It's not that 
I have loads of invoices, quite the reverse, I do so few I forget what I 
need to do.

3. When I actually 'print' the invoice I actually save it as postscript 
and the use ps2pdf to produce a pdf file. Can I automate this process?


Ian Leonard

Please ignore spelling and punctuation - I did.

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