If its any help the reconcile dialog should allow you to change both the date and the ending balance. The observed behaviour on Gnucash 2.6.18 ( and it hasn't changed for me since changing from 2.6.16 or from previous versions over the last 2-3 years) on Linux Mint 18.3 (Ubuntu 16.04) is that if you change the date, the initial reconcile dialog updates the ending balance to what the account record indicate it to beat that date. If your external record shows a different balance at that date then you can enter that balance and hit enter. It then opens the main reconcile window with the ending balance set to the value you have just entered.
A mouseover of the icons on the toolbar also brings up the tooltips and again that behaviour was the same in previous Gnucash versions for the past 4-5 years. If you are not seeing the tooltips, perhaps it may be a problem/difference with the library versions installed on your operating system. As far as I know dpkg works on SUSE so it may be worth doing dpkg -l and comparing the loaded libraries against the dependency list for 2.6.16. If there is an older than recommended library, that may be a possible explanantion. ----- David Cousens -- Sent from: http://gnucash.1415818.n4.nabble.com/GnuCash-User-f1415819.html _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list email@example.com To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.