Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-15 Thread Dale Alspach
Thanks Liz. As I said in an earlier post I have no experience with Quicken. Some searching produced that some users are using capabilities of Quicken to make it act like a double entry system, but Quicken does not enforce this. Second, Intuit has apparently sold Quicken. Dale On 8/15/19 5:09

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-15 Thread Liz
On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:56:49 -0500 Dale Alspach wrote: > The start of this thread was a question from a new user about journal > entries as he understood them from being a Quicken user. (I believe > Quicken is a personal accounting version of Quickbooks. Quickbooks is > targeted at small to

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-14 Thread David Cousens
Dale, There is a wiki page on the migration from Quicken (https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Quicken_Migration) and perhaps this is a more appropriate place to document differences for new users coming from other packages as hopefully this is where they will end up. Perhaps a note referring to the

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-14 Thread Adrien Monteleone
The OP was fairly light on details. (and gave a general “I don’t understand” but never said specifically ‘what’ they didn’t understand) It seems a few people hazarded a guess and might have gotten it right. (we haven’t heard back from the OP yet since) Another approach would be to tell

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-14 Thread Dale Alspach
This does not really address the issue. Quickbooks, for example, is a double-entry accounting system. What is being provided by the user interface is an alternate method for entering transactions. (A perverse user could enter every transaction from the general journal screen in Quickbooks. ) The

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-14 Thread Liz
On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:04:55 -0400 Mike or Penny Novack wrote: > If you mean "differences from other applications that are NOT > standard accounting" why should that be necessary. Shouldn't simply > saying that gnucash is "double entry bookkeeping" enough? The > documentation DOES make that

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-13 Thread Mike or Penny Novack
On 8/13/2019 10:57 AM, Dale Alspach wrote: The Gnucash documentation could make some general statements about differences between Gnucash and other accounting software, but it would be too much to expect specifics about the other software. Dale Gnucash IS ordinary, run of the mill, double

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-13 Thread Dale Alspach
The problem is actually that in these consumer oriented packages the paradigm is different. In Gnucash the chart of accounts is fundamental. In Quickbooks the initial screen shows a set of tasks: add a customer, pay bills, enter charges, etc. Clicking on these brings up a set of account names,

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-13 Thread Fred Bone
On 12 August 2019 at 12:57, Mike or Penny Novack said: > On 8/12/2019 12:45 PM, Clint Chaplin wrote: > > This is also similar to NetSuite, which is an on-line double entry > > bookkeeping service, and where "journal entries" are a special case > > transaction, even though by definition everything

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-12 Thread Mike or Penny Novack
On 8/12/2019 12:45 PM, Clint Chaplin wrote: This is also similar to NetSuite, which is an on-line double entry bookkeeping service, and where "journal entries" are a special case transaction, even though by definition everything is really a journal entry. It is definitely a terminology

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-12 Thread Clint Chaplin
This is also similar to NetSuite, which is an on-line double entry bookkeeping service, and where "journal entries" are a special case transaction, even though by definition everything is really a journal entry. On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:02 AM Dale Alspach wrote: > I think Frank is on the right

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-12 Thread Dale Alspach
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

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-12 Thread Frank H. Ellenberger
Am Mo., 12. Aug. 2019 um 17:21 Uhr schrieb David T. via gnucash-user : > > 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

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-12 Thread David T. via gnucash-user
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? To begin, set your View preference to "Basic" and on the Preferences:Accounts tab, uncheck

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-12 Thread Stephen C. Camidge
Enter the date and description. On the first time Credit Cash for the amount. On the second line, Debit Drugs for the amount. That should do it. On Mon, Aug 12, 2019, at 10:50 AM, Harold via gnucash-user wrote: > I have searched, looked, and read what I could find about journal entries in >

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-12 Thread Harold via gnucash-user
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

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-11 Thread David Cousens via gnucash-user
Harald, The following section in the GnuCash help manual gives the details of creating a transaction entry in GnuCash (https://www.gnucash.org/docs/v3/C/gnucash-help/trans-enter.html). It assumes that you have the register (table of transactions for a specific account) open. You can do this in

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-11 Thread Harold via gnucash-user
I have looked but didn't see an explanation that I could understand. On Aug 11, 2019, 5:15 PM, at 5:15 PM, John Ralls wrote: > > >> On Aug 11, 2019, at 11:56 AM, Harold via gnucash-user > wrote: >> >> I want to start tracking the cash payments that I make for drugs. I >have been searching about

Re: [GNC] journal entries

2019-08-11 Thread John Ralls
> On Aug 11, 2019, at 11:56 AM, Harold via gnucash-user > wrote: > > I want to start tracking the cash payments that I make for drugs. I have been > searching about making a journal entry in Gnucash but haven't found anything > yet. Where do I find how to enter a journal entry in Gnucash