Can a lawyer's trust account be adequately managed from the same gnucash file as the rest of their accounting?
geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Thu Dec 31 10:10:43 EST 2015
On Thursday 31 December 2015 03:39:15 Macho Philipovich wrote:
> Thanks Liz and John.
> On 2015-12-30 11:23 PM, Liz wrote:
> Your mail client doesn't identify itself in the headers, so I
> can't work out which operating system you are using.
> I'm using Ubuntu, with GNUcash 2.6.6 from the standard
> 1. Use separate files for separate accounts.
> 2. I can have all my separate files (4 of them) open at once on my
> Debian install, and I have menu entries for them which make this easy.
> As John Ralls hinted, this is not easy on a Mac.
> I'm able to open two files at once running separate instances from
> the command line, as John suggested, but I have the sense this isn't
> what you're referring to. Is there another way?
There are other ways indeed, though it needs some manual fiddling.
I have created separate desktop files for each data file I open
regularly. I can double-click any of these to open the given file in its
own instance of gnucash.
To set this up I first copied the desktop file that comes with gnucash
(/usr/share/applications/gnucash.desktop on Fedora) and renamed it to
Inside this file I have altered the Exec line from
(I also changed the comment to show which file this opens in the menu,
but that's less important).
Now double-clicking this desktop file will open filex in gnucash.
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