layout and formatting problems with 2.6.14
david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 12:13:16 EDT 2016
I recall finding a related issue with sorting the CoA several years ago and
not getting to the root of the issue as David T did in <
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=762901>. I would like to know
if the resulting fix appears in release 2.6.14, or will it appear in a
On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 5:22 AM, David T. via gnucash-user <
gnucash-user at gnucash.org> wrote:
> Renumbering your accounts so that they match the alphabetic sequence isn’t
> always possible, expecially if your jurisdiction designates the codes to
> Similarly, renaming them arbitrarily so that they sort alphabetically into
> a preferred order is counter-productive—unless you were intending that the
> OP incorporate the account code into the account name thusly: "1000 -
> Assets,” "2000 - Liabilities” etc. However, this approach would make the
> addition, deletion, and modification of account codes rather cumbersome.
> The third option is the best, although this has had problems in past
> versions of GnuCash, specifically when the account code was the first
> column in the COA.
> > On Oct 23, 2016, at 2:09 PM, Fred Bone <Fred.Bone at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
> > On 22 October 2016 at 13:51, Barnabooth said:
> >> 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:
> >> http://www.gnucash.org/docs/v2.6/C/gnucash-guide/accts-
> >> s-examples-toplevel2) 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
> >> 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?
> > 1) Three possibilities:
> > a. Renumber your accounts so that Equity is 2000, Expenses 3000, etc.
> > b. Rename the top-level accounts so the names are in the order you
> > prefer.
> > c. Sort the Accounts display on account code (it defaults to account
> > name).
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