Viewing the ledger

Deanne Brink brinkdf at
Mon May 11 15:17:32 EDT 2015

You're exactly right, Geert. I was thinking of this incorrectly, plus using incorrect terminology, and do see what you mean now. I'm back in business!
Thank you so much!
      From: Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at>
 To: gnucash-user at; Deanne Brink <brinkdf at> 
 Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 3:01 PM
 Subject: Re: Viewing the ledger
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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