Split transactions

Jonathan Garber jonnathan500 at gmail.com
Tue May 5 00:39:11 EDT 2015

I can use button on the top or ENTER with a single entry. Either works fine.

Could someone offer a step by step on how to enter a split transaction? I
am making a deposit with funds coming from different services. Massage,
yoga and consulting.

I have not been able to enter anything at all yet!


On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:30 PM, Alice Lee <alee212007 at satx.rr.com> wrote:

> You don't hit enter on the keyboard.  Use the enter button at the top of
> the
> Gnucash screen.
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> Subject: Re: Split transactions
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> On 4 May 2015 at 19:10, Jonathan Garber <jonnathan500 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The data disappears when I hit enter. I would appreciate any help you
> > could offer.
> If you mean that the complete transaction disappears then possibly you have
> forgotten to include a split that references the account that you are
> currently on.  Have a look in one of the other accounts that you referenced
> (Expenses:Groceries or whatever) and you will probably see it there.  When
> entering split transactions I start (before splitting) by entering the
> total
> amount in the top line, then clicking split, that automatically enters that
> amount against the current account.
> Also it is a good idea, before hitting Enter, to tab off the last line you
> have entered, then GC will check that the amounts balance and show you the
> unbalanced amount if there is any.
> Colin
> >
> > On May 4, 2015 12:13 PM, "Colin Law" <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On 4 May 2015 at 17:36, Jonathan Garber <jonnathan500 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > I can not get a split transaction to save. I enter my deposits into
> >> > checking with each transaction coming from different income accounts.
> >> >
> >> > I looked at all the documentation but can't seem to figure it what
> >> > I am doing wrong.
> >>
> >> You have to hit enter after you have entered all the data for the
> >> transaction, that tells it you have finished entering that
> >> transaction.
> >>
> >> Colin
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