Cannot Enter Split Transaction in Checking using v2.4

John Ralls jralls at
Sun Jan 2 16:50:25 EST 2011

On Jan 2, 2011, at 9:23 AM, DenverJim wrote:

> I just installed Gnucash 2.4.  I used a previous version of gnucash before
> this.  Not sure what is wrong.  I am using MacOS 10.6.5.  I completely
> uninstalled the previous version of gnucash and installed v2.4.  Went
> through the new setup of creating all my accounts.  When I quit after
> setting up all the accounts, gnucash showed a window that said it crashed
> unexpectedly.  I restarted and quit several times after that and did not get
> a repeat of the error.
> When entering transactions in checking register, nonsplit transactions
> record just fine.  When trying to create a split transaction, it lets me
> enter them using the tab key, but when hitting enter icon, the lines i
> created using the tab key disappear and the register looks like when i
> started trying to enter the split transactions.  Nothing seems to work to
> create a split transaction in the register.  All the expense items i used
> when creating the split transaction show up in the expense register, but
> nothing is created in the checking register.
> Any ideas?
Select the split transaction and click the "split" button in the toolbar. Also try out the different options in the View menu. (It sounds like you'll prefer "autosplit").

John Ralls

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