On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:21:34 -0500 Bridgit Griffin <bridgitgrif...@gmail.com> wrote:
> For sanity's sake I imported the Quicken file into another financial > program and the results were similar to what is in Quicken. There > were many many more accounts that are closed (aka zeroed balances) > that GNUcash was reporting differently. And if the account had a > balance when I selected closed in the new software that account was > removed from the balances. I think it is in the importing process > that causes many issues as categories and certain transactions were > broken out into their own accounts. Looking like I'll forgo GNUCash > for now. Thank you for all the input. Just to think more deeply about this There are some things in Quicken-type accounting which are apparently balanced but are not in true double entry accounting (yes, I did use Quicken once) There are things which are difficult to sort out after an import Small incremental imports and data correction from the source may be needed If you have used a work-around (in this example hiding a joint account balance when circumstances changed, rather than making an entry to close the account) everything will be laid bare when you go to double entry accounting. Lastly Professional advice on how to set up your books and how to handle odd situations (like the example above) can often save a lot of your own time. To me, with an income, it is worthwhile paying for such advice. Liz _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org 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.