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  1. Add Classes To HTML Report

    In order to properly format printed reports for maximum layout and style flexibility, it would be ideal for Gnucash to:

    1) Generate html code with classes for all elements such as tables and divs. Also enclose all text data with the <span> tag.

    2) Allow users to set the path to a local 'custom.css' file, which would then be declared in the report as:

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/home/user/gnucash/css/custom.css">

    3) Allow Gnucash to output the pdf file using the html report as input.

    This would go a long way for users that need more than the basic printouts produced by the…

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    • Process Payment Facility - Fundamental Function Not Fully Developed

      The way to receive a payment and apply it to a customer's invoice is a basic function that has not been fully developed in Gnucash.

      Currently there is only one convoluted way to process a payment, and that is through the top menu only. One has to manually find the invoice and do several clicks. If you have multiple payments to receive, this is a rather sloth procedure.

      I'd like to request the following features that would improve a very fundamental function:

      1) In the 'Customers' window, place a button on the toolbar labeled 'Process Payment'. When a customer is…

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      • Add Price Editor batch import for currencies

        In my country Nicaragua, the central bank publish the exchange rate between USD and NIO, so we can get the value of 1 USD in NIOs with anticipation,

        I was trying to use the Online Price Retrival, but it use yahoo fincances, the yahoo finances does not have choice of change to NIO currency.

        I was thinking that it could be useful to import several exchange rate of multiple currencies at same time, using a csv file.

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        • Process payments button

          Can you add a 2 new button for customer/vendor procesing payment. Hurts my hand every time i had to proces payments and have to multiple times go thry menu. it woud be so much sipler to add that buttons for procesing palyments or add an option for procesing window to open again after confirming payments...

          How hard is that?

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          • Import Quicken Data Files

            Although the documentation claims GnuCash can import QFX and / or QIF files, it cannot. I exported one Quicken account file (a brokerage firm account file containing stocks, cash "category" / "account" mutual funds and annuities. For the QFX import, a blank "Generic Import transaction matcher" window appears. Clicking the "OK" button does nothing. Clicking the close window gadget closes the window but nothing appears in the main window. No new account.

            For QIF, paging through numerous panes makes it look like the import is happening until the final "QIF Import" pane after the "Book" options panel selections are made.…

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            • A series of related ideas that will improve register readability and create a tagging mechanism

              1. Add a notes column (narrow by default) to the "main" register display line. Monitors are wider and adding a narrow column should not hamper those who prefer double-line mode to see notes. But allowing for a notes field effectively doubles the number of transaction per screen for those for whom seeing notes is important. I have modified my source code to accomplish this, the chnage is trivial to implement.

              2. Allow users to associate a foreground color with an account, that color whould be used for the acount name when displayed in a register. By allocating different colors to…

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              • Asset Allocation

                I am surprised to see this wasn't requested before and would like to be brief initially.
                One feature I really need as a part of the financial software package is Asset Allocation. There is a lot written on the concept and basically means we assign each investment (stock/etf or other) to an asset class. Then we assign a percentage this asset class should be allocated out of our overall portfolio.
                Updating prices allows us to see how asset class allocations move and how much are they offset from out desired allocation.

                I have the idea implemented in Money Manager Ex…

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                • Allow batch export/printing of files associated with expenses/transactions over time range

                  One feature I utilize extensively is the "associate file with transaction", so that I have proof of an expense which I deduct against my income. However, for the benefit of someone ever being audited, one should be able to export a year of expenses, and have the receipts automatically labeled and exported in a graphical manner too. I currently use a set of python scripts I wrote to:
                  1) Determine the transactions that occur over my desired range (i.e. Jan. 1 2016 to Dec. 31 2016).
                  2) Converts the file for each receipt to a PDF with image magick, and…

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                  • Provide an archive function

                    From what I can tell, the only way to effectively do an archive is to open a new account -- pick the day you want to start "as of", then place the opening balance that the account had as of that date. Then copy over the transactions into the new account. The "old" account would have all transaction before the "as of" date, and the "new" account would have all the transaction after the as of date. It's a lot of work. An archive function would be so much nicer. That way, I could get rid of transactions that are…

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                    • improve autocomplete of descriptions and categories

                      Entering transactions, gnucash often guesses wrong about what my intent is. I'm okay with that. What I'm not okay with is that the wrong guesses mess up my continuing input.

                      If I type "Ama" and then it autocompletes "Amazon", then I should be able continue typing to get it to change the autocomplete to "Amazing" by typing "zi".

                      When matching account names, if I type ":" then it should lock in the current autocomplete up through the next ":" in the account name.
                      So, when I type "Ca" and it autocompletes "Car:Gas:R32", I should be able to type "::" to…

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                      • add keyboard shortcut to jump to the previously edited transaction

                        After hitting tab/enter to create a new transaction, I often immediately want to edit it. I propose SHIFT-enter to get you to the last transaction you changed.

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                        • Highlight the current date in the calendar picker

                          When using the calendar picker, highlight the current date (not just the date selected) to prevent errors in entry. In this example (https://www.screencast.com/t/3LuQToD7) the current date is highlighted in yellow.

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                          • Report to print any range of months of a year in a form just like the cash account does

                            It would need to begin withe bal on hand..then the deposits and check. In arder of occurrence with the ending balance at that point. It would look just like a section of the cash account. It should be fairly easy to do
                            Says the guy who doesn't have to do it -;). And doesn't have the ability.

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                            • Implementation of gst tax computing for india

                              You might know that Goods and Service Tax(GST) was implemented in india recently. I wants to know whether necessary changes would be added to gnucash.

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                              • Have a Minimum Balance setting for accounts

                                (Perhaps just for checking and savings accounts)

                                I'd like to be able to specify the Minimum Balance for an account. In the register view the balance would be displayed in red whenever it was below the minimum balance amount, the way it currently does if the balance is below zero.

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                                • Fix the position of the CLOSE button

                                  The CLOSE button in the toolbar jumps from the second to the third position (and back) depending upon the tab in use. This has the annoying effect that when closing a series of tabs, one is all too frequently presented with a new invoice! Keeping the CLOSE button in the second position would add a degree of commonality to every tab.

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                                  • Support XBRL standards (SBR)

                                    Support the new XBRL digital format standard.

                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBRL

                                    XBRL is widely used, and even mandatory now a days by the authorities and government. In The Netherlands for example they force you to use SBR (Standard Business Reporting). SBR is also based up-on the XBRL.

                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Business_Reporting

                                    Standarizion gets more and more important. If GnuCash does not agree with focusing on digital standards, I do not see a good future.

                                    Kind regards,
                                    Melroy

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                                    • Pls add an 'Next Month'' as predefined periode in periode picker

                                      I have a depreciation report page for current period, and last period to compare, this all run by scheduled transaction, so say current month my total depreciaton expense is 10 item with value of 1.2 million, and last month total depreciation expense is 11 item with value of 1.3 million, then I need to know, how much item and value it will be for next month, will it decrease or increase ? in case to make a plan for future need or investment. tq in advance

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                                      • Rearrange Reports

                                        The current income statement adds up all income and gives a subtotal. Then it adds up all expenses and gives a subtotal. Then it nets them out for total income/loss.

                                        I need to be able to customize the income statement sorting the order of the accounts and adding subtotals where needed. For example, there is no way to create operating income by subtracting operating expenses from Sales. I'd like to break it down further and include a gross profit by subtracting GOGS from sales. Then subtract other operating costs to get Operating income. Then add other income and expenses such…

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                                        • CSV Import to Liability Account - Column Naming for Debit/Credit

                                          I import transactions from my CC statements and LOC accounts by using exported CSV files. The import dialog uses the terms "Withdrawal" and "Deposit" to indicate whether the transaction was a debit or credit. I found the terms a bit ambiguous when it referred to a liability account because, in my mind, a withdrawal could indicate a decrease in credit and a deposit could indicate an increase in credit.

                                          I recommend that it should be possible to choose the wording for these column headings to debit/credit and that when a liability account is chosen the transactions are properly added as…

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