Looking for bookkeeping program that writes checks

Tony Baechler bats at batsupport.com
Wed Sep 30 08:14:59 UTC 2015


On 9/29/2015 3:39 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> Read the concepts guide and tutorial and decide for yourself.  It does
>> require understanding of the concepts of double entry bookkeeping but
>> any accounts package should require that.  In quicken they used the
>> concept of Category to represent the second side of each transaction
>> rather than expense accounts, but the difference is small.
>>
>> Certainly if you want small business features then you must use double
>> entry accounting.
>
> Also GnuCash has an excellent support mailing list
> https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user


Hi,

I've passed on the suggestions.  I am not the one who will be using it.  My 
own preference would be for something that doesn't require a GUI, but it 
isn't for me.  So far, we haven't got her to the point of trying Ubuntu yet, 
but since Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice are already available by 
default, I'm not too worried about the transition.  The main worry is 
finding a replacement for Quicken.  Everything I've read indicates that your 
suggestion is the way to go, so hopefully it'll meet her needs.  Thanks for 
the links and clarifying the query about printing checks.  I'll try to post 
here if it meets her needs when she's ready for it, but as I say, she isn't 
at that point yet.



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