Extended notes about a transaction

Andrew Sackville-West andrew at farwestbilliards.com
Sat Dec 3 12:15:33 EST 2005

Derek Atkins wrote:

> /this/ notes field is what gets printed on a check.

revelation! Thanks man!

> -derek
> Quoting Andrew Sackville-West <andrew at farwestbilliards.com>:
>> well, at the transaction level there is the "memo" field. and you can 
>> have a memo for each split as well as the whole transaction...
>> the others don't exist so far as I know.
>> A
>> Gregory Novak wrote:
>>> It's becoming clear to me that I'd like a way to associate extended
>>> information to a transaction in Gnucash.  This could be as simple as a
>>> little icon on each ledger line that, when clicked, brings up a little
>>> text field where one can type a bit of information.  Hit "ok", and
>>> then the next time you click the icon you'll see what you previously
>>> typed.  It's also easy to see how this could be used to attach
>>> extended information to specific accounts, or to the whole set of
>>> accounts.  Info attached to transactions could be used to notate 
>>> things like "Joe
>>> owed me $30 and I owed him $20, so this $10 settles our debt."  Info
>>> attached to accounts could be used for things like: "When the big
>>> deposit clears, remember to transfer part of it to some other
>>> account."  And info attached to the entire tree of accounts could be
>>> for things like "In June, I spent too much on widgets.  Make sure that
>>> doesn't happen in July."
>>> It seems likely that someone has already thought of this, but perusing
>>> the menus didn't reveal anything to serve this purpose.  So that's the
>>> question: does this already exist?  If not... would someone care to
>>> point me in the right direction as far as implementing it?  (no
>>> promises, but if it's not too hard I might be willing.)
>>> Thanks,
>>> Greg
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