layout and formatting problems with 2.6.14

David T. sunfish62 at
Sun Oct 23 02:17:29 EDT 2016


Welcome to GnuCash. I hope I can help you address at least the first issue.

There are two possible situations here. The first is that you added the codes to your accounts, but have yet to add the account code to the Chart of Accounts (COA) display and sorted on the code. In this case, the solution is to add the code to the COA (see the Tutorial and Concepts Guide section 2.3.2) and then sort by the Account Code Column.

The second possibility may be the following situation: you have already done the above, and you find that when you restart GnuCash, the COA is sorted again by account name. Then you may be encountering Bug 762901 ( <>) which has been fixed, but may not yet be included in the distributed program (I am not a developer, so I do not know whether the fix is in 2.6.14). There is a simple workaround mentioned in comment 8. 

I can’t help you with the report formatting.


> On Oct 23, 2016, at 1:51 AM, Barnabooth <brantlouise at> wrote:
> I installed Gnucash 2.6.14 this week, with the intention of retiring Simply
> Accounting. The reason for this was that SA obliged me to own a computer
> running Windows which was growing increasingly inconvenient.
> I have managed to set up my chart of accounts (many thanks to this page:
> so, so far, so good. But before proceeding further I would like to eliminate
> minor niggles if possible (neither is a deal-breaker).
> 1)  I created each Account with an account code (eg, Assets is 1000,
> Liabilities is 2000, Equity 3000, Revenue 4000, Expenses 5000) and
> sub-accounts have numbers within those ranges (eg, Petty Cash is 1050).
> Unfortunately in the account window they appear out of order: although
> Assets tops the list as expected, the list continues with Equity, then
> Expenses, then Liability, then Revenue.
> Oddly enough, if I go to Reports>Income and Expenses>Trial Balance the
> accounts appear in the correct order.
> 2) Looking at the Trial Balance window, the formatting is a bit off: The
> heading "Debit" appears between the column of account names and the column
> of debits, and the heading "Credit" appears between the two columns of
> entries. This holds true if the trial balance is down-loaded as a PDF.
> Is there a way to correct these niggles? 
> Thanks
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