On 02/04/2018 05:45 PM, N B Day wrote:
On Mon, 2018-02-05 at 00:05 +0000, Buddha Buck wrote:
I don't know if it is what new users usually do, but I think it's
one of the better ways to do it. A lot of the difficulties I see on
gnucash-users list come from trying to import data from other
especially multi-year Quicken imports.

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 6:52 PM Graham Jacks <grahamja...@bellsouth.ne

I have been using Quicken for my finances for some years, but I
want to
change, and I like what I have read about Gnu Cash.  I’ve had
experience with double-entry book-keeping systems to know what it

Would it be feasible to use my closing balances from Quicken, at,
Dec 31 2017 as the opening balances to start my Gnu Cash financials
at Jan
1, 2018?

I plan to keep and be able to access my Quicken files for
purposes (tax returns come to mind), but I was not planning to
import them
into my new Gnu Cash record.

What Budda Buck said.  When I converted to gnucash from that other
demands-an-annual-update software in 2008, I did what you propose and
also ran them in parallel for several months until I was comfortable
that I was getting things right in gnucash.  There is a bit of a
learning curve when transitioning but gnucash is so much better (and
free!) that it is more than worth the trouble imho.

We don't thank the developers nearly often enough for this wonderful
cross-platform software.

Good luck!

Quicken (gak) has a good reports facility.  I spent some time going through my Quicken data and printing to .pdf files stuff I thought I was likely to need in the future (mostly tax related).   I can get to the reports without having to boot Windows and start Quicken, although I keep both intact just in case.

As others have mentioned, there's a learning curve to GnuCash, but I found it very much worth the effort.

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