Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Dec 4 10:50:10 EST 2005

I should add that the next version of gnucash is adding support to
"close books", where you can after-the-fact go and sort-of assign
transactions to a book..  But this is new code and not well tested.
It still doesn't really implement "13th month" style periods.  It's
more a way to reduce your file size.


Quoting Adrian Speich <adrian at>:

> That answers my question precisely, thank you for the reply
> On Sun, 2005-12-04 at 10:34 -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Adrian Speich <adrian at> writes:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > I am completely new to using any kind accounting software, does gnucash
>> > work as a sort of running total, by that I mean we don't allocate
>> > transactions to particular period we just have accounts with have
>> > transactions covering months/years? Or is there a way of allocating
>> > transactions to periods. Hope I'm not being too unclear.
>> GnuCash does not have explicit period support.  Transactions are
>> dated, they are not assigned to a period.  There is no "13th month".
>> I hope this answers your question.
>> -derek

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