GnuCash can be run from your desktop main menu by selecting the associated menu entry.
Alternatively it can be run from a shell (command line) with the command gnucash.
During the loading of the
GnuCash main window you will see the
GnuCash Splash Screen where some information
about the program itself and the loading process are displayed.
Next you will be presented with the Welcome to GnuCash! dialog with three choices:
Create a new set of accounts: Runs the New Account Hierarchy Setup assistant (see Section 3.2, “New Account Hierarchy Setup”). Select this option if you want to be assisted in creating a set of accounts.
Import my QIF files: Runs the
Import QIF Files assistant (see Section 3.3, “Import QIF Files”). Select this option
if you already have Quicken files (
.qif files) from another
financial application and wish to import them into
Open the new user tutorial:
GnuCash Tutorial and Concepts Guide. Select this
option if you are completely new to
It is possible to run these items after you have made a choice here,
but the Welcome to GnuCash! screen will not reappear.
To try one of the other choices later, read
Section 3.2, “New Account Hierarchy Setup”, Section 3.3, “Import QIF Files” and
Section 2.1.1, “
This screen is intended for you to use to get up and running quickly. The Display Welcome Dialog Again?. If you do not want to see the Welcome to GnuCash! menu again click the button. Click the button or press the keyboard Enter key for the default which is to have the Welcome to GnuCash! screen run again.button is used to exit the screen. It will then prompt you with
Selecting either of these options will leave you with a minimum