Gnucash 1.8.9 +Suse 10.0

Art Fore art.fore at
Mon Feb 27 23:43:08 EST 2006

On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 22:30 -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Quoting Art Fore <art.fore at>:
> > I realize the Invoicing features in gnucash leave a lot to be desired
> > and I have found work-arounds for most things, but I need to use it
> > or go back to windows which I do not want to do. I have two questions
> > maybe someone can answer.
> >
> > I have some invoices already done and posted. Is there any way I can
> > copy these invoices and change the invoicing date and due date and
> > repost as a new invoice? I have a number of inoices that are the same
> > each month and it is a PITA to redo each invoice every month just for a
> > date change and I have found no way to copy them. Takes about 4 times
> > longer that Quicken Small Business in
> > Windows. (I average about 11 or 12 invoices a month)
> Unfortunately no, there's no way to duplicate an invoice.  There's
> an open bug report.  Patches greatly appreciated.
That sucks. Unfortunately, I am not a programmer, so am not able to
submit any patches. Wouldn't have the slightest idea on how to do that.
It appears that Gnucash was made as a make work project and not to
improve efficiency. Just printing an invoice is a PITA. Having to click
on options and set the options for each invoice is ludicrus. Yeah, I
know the work-around, but it is a work-around, not effeciency. Takes 10
times the mouse clicks as it should. Printing options for an invoice
should be a global options thing.

> > Is there any way to add charge type categories to the pull down
> > selections? I need to add some horses names. Adding as a job does not
> > work as some customers have more than one horse and that would require
> > two invoices which is ridiculus.
> I presume you mean the Action pulldown?  There's no way to add something
> to the pulldown, but you can type in any string that you want.
Why no way to add to the Action pulldown? There are many more items than
Hours, Material, & Project. There should be something to add to this.

Just setting up the style sheet for invoices is a PITA. You should say
the optimu size for the logo is 125x125 pixels, not 1 cm or 0.5 inches.
took me a while to figure that one out.

It would take me a couple of hours to write with is wrong with Gnucash.
I have really not found much to say good about it, but unfortunately,
that is all there is for Linux. Now I know why one of the major
complaints is there is no equivalent to Quicken.

> > Art
> -derek

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