account selection for budgets

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at
Wed Oct 25 17:04:11 EDT 2006

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 01:00:58PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> The tutorial advises that for budgeting one should choose the accounts
> of interest.  How, exactly, does one do so?

I think this "choose" just means "mentally decide".

> When I start a new budget all accounts show.  I am not offered a
> choice of accounts, and the options (which does allow configuring the
> period) does not seem to have such an option.
> When I selected "estimate" it did work only on the accounts I had
> highlighted.  To get budgeting at full detail, I had to expand each
> item manually, then select all of them, and then estimate.  Is there a
> better way?  Is this considered where one selects accounts?

If that's what you want, then that's the best way to do it.

> I also did a filter to limit attention to income and expenses (which
> is what I was trying to budget for).  Is that considered the account
> selection?

Yeah, that works, too.


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