Firrst time user of gnucash needing help

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Wed May 13 11:40:58 EDT 2015

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Richard Borley <richardborley at>

> Having downloaded thegnucash program from 15625, I then bought
> the suggested manual, Gnucash 2.4 Small Business Accounting, although it is
> for an earlier version, as the gnucash help files do not seem very helpful
> for the computer ignorant.
> Having followed the early steps in the manual to test the program
> (pages14....)  I find I cannot get the initial test of a Banking entry for
> $2000 to show up in the way the screen shot on pages 16 and 17 indicates.
> It seems best to get this apparently simple entry solved before proceeding
> to anything more complicated.
> What am I doing wrong and can anyone help?Thanks for any help you can
> provide.RegardsRichard Borley

Greetings! Welcome to the GnuCash User list!

I can't answer your question, but I wanted to point out a couple of things

1) You can (and probably should) download the latest version of GnuCash by
following the links at  -- I haven't tried to find that link, but whatever it is, following a link from anywhere else
might lead you astray. In fact, you might check to be sure the GnuCash you
installed shows the latest version number, and if not, download a fresh
copy directly from the official links (and check your computer for malware,
just in case).

2) You can use the basic GnuCash documentation for free from (click on documentation and then Tutorial and Concepts
Guide). If you ask a question referring to that, anyone on this list is
more likely to be able to follow along with your questions. Although I am
sure the book is very good, many folks on this list may not own it, so it's
hard to know where your difficulty understanding it may lie.

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