Viewing the ledger

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Mon May 11 15:01:26 EDT 2015

On Monday 11 May 2015 18:02:07 Deanne Brink wrote:
> Hopefully the following makes sense. I'm just a basic user for
> purposes of balancing my check book. After reconciling my checkbook,
> I for some reason closed the "ledger/account register" tab. Now when
> I open my gnucash file, it opens to the accounts tab. (see attached)
> I only seem to be able to open the ledger for the individual accounts
> listed, not for the entire checkbook. What am I missing?

Your screenshot is showing the expense accounts in your book.

>From your explanation I'm guessing you are looking for your checkbook 
account in the wrong spot. Have you looked under Assets and then Current 
Assets ?

If this answers your question I would suggest to read up on double-entry 
accounting or study our excellent Tutorial and Concepts Guide to better 
understand how gnucash organizes your transactions. If the double-entry 
concept is alien to you, gnucash will continue to confuse you.

Of course I may be estimating you totally wrongly, in which case you can 
ignore the previous paragraph completely :)

Best regards,


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