Accounts payable -- overly cumbersome?

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Sun Jun 27 04:47:26 EDT 2010

On Saturday 26 June 2010, Tommy Kelly wrote:
> I'm new to GnuCash, my previous experience being with, among others,
> Quickbooks. I'm on a Mac running SnowLeopard. GC version is 2.2.9
> I'm trying out GC partly because it's open source, and partly because
> QB on the Mac doesn't have multi-currency support.
> However, I'm finding the accounts payable mechanisms fairly
> cumbersome. My initial experience was that it consisted of the
> following items:
> 1. Click Business->Vendor->New Bill. Fair enough.
> Then, in the resulting "New Bill" dialog box:
> 2. Click on "Select..." next to the "Vendor" field. Why can't I type
> in that field? It would be nice if it would search on typed strings
> and offer completions
I have changed this in the development series a while ago. So in version 2.4 
you will effectively be able to simply start typing a vendor name and it will 
offer completions.

Saves you two screens.

By the way, yes, I find your critique useful. Thank you for that.


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