Gnucash 1.8.9 +Suse 10.0

Brian Dolbec brian_dolbec at
Tue Feb 28 00:31:27 EST 2006

On Mon, 2006-27-02 at 20:43 -0800, Art Fore wrote:
> 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.

Set your all the options for the invoice, change the name (in the
options dialog) then save it.  Then just use your saved invoice.  I also
would like to be able to configure gnc to use a settable default invoice
type.  Currently that is not possible, but I want to look into the
possibility of renaming the default invoice and using it's name as an
intermediate step to call the desired default invoice type.

I have made a number of changes to the fancy invoice to add more options
and set them in the book options.  I might be persuaded to backport
those changes to the 1.8.12 version if you like them.

> > > 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.

I agree, unfortunately the devs are busy with getting version 2
finished.  If I get the chance I'll see if I can poke around, find a way
to add to it.  I would like more options as well.
> 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.

I haven't played with it enough to figure that one out.  Thanks :)
> 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

I don't think it is that bad,  and it is getting better.
Brian Dolbec <brian_dolbec at>

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