GnuCash offers help in many ways. We have already covered the
Tip of the Day screen that gives you helpful hints
upon start-up of your
GnuCash also offers an extensive
Once you have opened
GnuCash, you will see the Account
Tree window Help menu heading, which
opens the on-line manual. The on-line manual is organized by topic, and
you can expand each topic into its subtopics.
Topics are listed on the left side. To select a topic or subtopic, click on it, and you should see the text for that topic appear on the right. Use theand buttons to navigate through your topic choices, and print any text using the button.
The GnuCash Help window also acts as a simple web browser, so you can pull up a web site for additional information. You can open any web site under this window by clicking the Toolbar button and then typing in the URL. Use the , , , , and buttons as you would in a standard browser.
The GnuCash web
site contains helpful information about the program and about any
updates to it. It also contains links to the
GnuCash mailing lists for
developers and users, and you can search the archives
GnuCash mailing lists for discussions on a
particular topic. If you don’t find the answers you are looking for, you
can post your question to the GnuCash
user list, and someone on the list will attempt to
The most updated GnuCash FAQ is also located on the GnuCash FAQ website, and contains answers to the popular questions.
The online manual also provides a search function. To search for a particular topic, click the Search tab at the bottom of the help window and type in your topic in the field provided. Click the button to complete your search. A list of choices should appear in the box below, clicking a choice will bring up its text on the right.