User Guide - Financial Software

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= Financial Software =
 
= Financial Software =
  
Fedora offers software for both GNOME and KDE environments to manage your finances. The DVD version of Fedora includes both financial software packages as part of the default software packages offered. The Fedora live-cd version lacks the financial software packages. Both financial software packages are available for easy download and installation with the Pirut Add/Remove Software utility or with commands through the console.
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Fedora offers software for both GNOME and KDE environments to manage your finances. '''GnuCash''' is the financial software recommended for users with the GNOME desktop environment, and '''Kmymoney''' is recommended financial software for the KDE environment. Only the DVD version of Fedora includes both financial software packages. Both financial software packages are available for easy download and installation with either the Add/Remove Software utility or with commands through the console.
  
== Gnucash ==
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== GnuCash ==
'''Gnucash''' is not installed by default from the live-cd or the DVD. However, you can choose to install Gnucash from the DVD. If you installed Fedora using the live-cd, install Gnucash by typing the following into the console:
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'''GnuCash''' is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. However, you can choose to install Gnucash from the DVD. The Add/Remove Software utility called '''Pirut''' will offer a more familiar interface for most users. Here is how to install '''GnuCash''' using Add/Remove Software.
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Click ''Applications > Add/Remove Software''.
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When '''Pirut''' opens, select ''Applications > Office/Productivity'', and then click the '''[Optional Packages] ''' button.
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After the ''Packages'' window opens, scroll down and tick the box next to <code>gnucash</code>.
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Now click the '''[Close] ''' button.
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If you have any other packages you also wish to install, you may select them at this time. Once you are finished selecting other packages to add or remove from your system, click the '''[Apply] ''' button in '''Pirut'''. This will start the process of installing '''GnuCash''' and concurrently install or remove any additional packages where you modified the tick box.
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'''GnuCash''' is now installed on your computer.
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Another way to install GnuCash application is to use the console. Open the console and type:
  
 
<pre>su -c 'yum install gnucash'
 
<pre>su -c 'yum install gnucash'
 
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To install using '''Pirut''', click ''Applications > Add/Remove Software''. When Pirut opens, select ''Applications > Office/Productivity'', and then click the '''[Optional Packages] ''' button. After the ''Packages'' window opens, scroll down and tick the box next to <code>gnucash</code>, and then click the '''[Close] ''' button. Finally, once you're finished selecting the packages you want to install, click the '''[Apply] ''' button in '''Pirut'''.
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After you install '''Gnucash''' using one of the methods described above, you can launch it by clicking ''Applications > Office > Gnucash Finance Management''.
 
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After you install '''Gnucash''', you can launch it by clicking ''Applications > Office > Gnucash Finance Management''.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Financial_gnucash-icon.png]]||This is the icon on which you click to launch '''Gnucash'''.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Financial_gnucash-icon.png]]||This is the icon you click to launch '''Gnucash'''.
 
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== Kmymoney ==
 
== Kmymoney ==
  
As with '''Gnucash''', '''Kmymoney''' is not installed by default. To install it, click ''KMenu > Applications > System > Add/Remove Software''. When '''Pirut''' opens, select ''Desktop Environments > KDE (K Desktop Environment)'', and then click the '''[Optional Packages] ''' button. After the ''Packages'' window opens, scroll down and tick the box next to <code>kmymoney2</code>; then click the '''[Close] ''' button. Once you're finished selecting the packages you want to install, click the '''[Apply] ''' button in '''Pirut'''.
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'''Kmymoney''' is also not installed by default with either the Fedora Live-CD or DVD, but is easily installed using either of the same methods described for '''GnuCash'''.  
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To install '''Kmymoney''' using the Add/Remove Software utility '''Pirut''', start by clicking the ''KMenu.''
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Next, select ''Applications > System > Add/Remove Software''.  
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When '''Pirut''' opens, select ''Desktop Environments > KDE (K Desktop Environment)'',and then click the '''[Optional Packages] ''' button.  
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After the ''Packages'' window opens, scroll down and tick the box next to <code>kmymoney2</code>; then click the '''[Close] ''' button.
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If you have any other packages you also wish to install, you may select them at this time. Once you are finished selecting other packages to add or remove from your system, click the '''[Apply] ''' button in '''Pirut'''. This will start the process of installing '''Kmymoney''' and concurrently install or remove any additional packages where you modified the tick box.
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'''Kmymoney''' is now installed on your computer.
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Alternatively, type the following into the console to install '''Kmymoney''':
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Another way to install the '''Kmymoney''' application is to use the console. Open the console and type:  
 
<pre>su -c 'yum install kmymoney2'
 
<pre>su -c 'yum install kmymoney2'
 
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After you install '''Kmymoney''', you can launch it by clicking ''KMenu > Applications > Office > KMyMoney''.
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For additional help using the application, please refer to the [http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/faq.html FAQs]  on the [http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/index-home.html KMyMoney]  website.
 
For additional help using the application, please refer to the [http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/faq.html FAQs]  on the [http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/index-home.html KMyMoney]  website.
  
{{admon/important| Only Use One Method of Installation| Remember, using the console or Pirut to add/remove programs are the same operations to the computer. Both options are included for user preference, but you only need to conduct one to install or remove a program.}}
 
 
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Revision as of 17:07, 26 September 2008

Financial Software

Fedora offers software for both GNOME and KDE environments to manage your finances. GnuCash is the financial software recommended for users with the GNOME desktop environment, and Kmymoney is recommended financial software for the KDE environment. Only the DVD version of Fedora includes both financial software packages. Both financial software packages are available for easy download and installation with either the Add/Remove Software utility or with commands through the console.

GnuCash

GnuCash is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. However, you can choose to install Gnucash from the DVD. The Add/Remove Software utility called Pirut will offer a more familiar interface for most users. Here is how to install GnuCash using Add/Remove Software.

Click Applications > Add/Remove Software.

When Pirut opens, select Applications > Office/Productivity, and then click the [Optional Packages] button.

After the Packages window opens, scroll down and tick the box next to gnucash.

Now click the [Close] button.

If you have any other packages you also wish to install, you may select them at this time. Once you are finished selecting other packages to add or remove from your system, click the [Apply] button in Pirut. This will start the process of installing GnuCash and concurrently install or remove any additional packages where you modified the tick box.


GnuCash is now installed on your computer.


Another way to install GnuCash application is to use the console. Open the console and type:

su -c 'yum install gnucash'

After you install Gnucash using one of the methods described above, you can launch it by clicking Applications > Office > Gnucash Finance Management.

Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Financial gnucash-icon.png This is the icon you click to launch Gnucash.

For additional help using the application, please refer to the documents on the Gnucash website.

Kmymoney

Kmymoney is also not installed by default with either the Fedora Live-CD or DVD, but is easily installed using either of the same methods described for GnuCash.

To install Kmymoney using the Add/Remove Software utility Pirut, start by clicking the KMenu.

Next, select Applications > System > Add/Remove Software.

When Pirut opens, select Desktop Environments > KDE (K Desktop Environment),and then click the [Optional Packages] button.

After the Packages window opens, scroll down and tick the box next to kmymoney2; then click the [Close] button.

If you have any other packages you also wish to install, you may select them at this time. Once you are finished selecting other packages to add or remove from your system, click the [Apply] button in Pirut. This will start the process of installing Kmymoney and concurrently install or remove any additional packages where you modified the tick box.


Kmymoney is now installed on your computer.


Another way to install the Kmymoney application is to use the console. Open the console and type:

su -c 'yum install kmymoney2'

After you install Kmymoney, you launch it by clicking KMenu > Applications > Office > KMyMoney.

Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Financial kmymoney-icon.png This is the icon on which you click to launch Kmymoney.

For additional help using the application, please refer to the FAQs on the KMyMoney website.


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