I think Frank is on the right track. The original poster is coming from Quicken which I have never used. I think it is similar to Quickbooks which I have used a little. Journal entries are used for corrections, some transfers between accounts, etc., in Quickbooks.
Gnucash does not have a special notion of journal entry. The General Journal is just a view of all transactions from all accounts. This may be what is confusing the original poster. Dale On 8/12/19 10:38 AM, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote: > Am Mo., 12. Aug. 2019 um 17:21 Uhr schrieb David T. via gnucash-user > <email@example.com>: >> >> I'm not sure how this is a challenge, especially since both John and >> David C. pointed you in the right direction in the docs. Perhaps you are >> associating the term "Journal entry" with something special? > : > In the times of ink and paper, you had to enter (parts of) a > transaction 3 times: > Journal, Account A, Account B. > > On computers it is different, e.g. > you enter all details in account A and the relevant parts appear also > in account B and Tools->General Journal. > > HTH > Frank > >> On 8/12/2019 8:20 PM, Harold via gnucash-user wrote: >> >>> I have searched, looked, and read what I could find about journal entries >>> in GC but I am no closer to understanding what I need to do to enter a >>> journal entry. I am not an accountant and am using GC for my personal >>> bookkeeping. I have entered journal entries in Quickbooks in the past but >>> don't understand how to do it in GC. Can anyone nudge me in the right >>> direction?Thanks,Harold > : > _______________________________________________ > 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. > _______________________________________________ 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.