User Guide - Financial Software

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Fedora offers software from the 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. Although each financial software application is recommended for a specific desktop environment, remember both will work on any Fedora desktop environment.  
 
Fedora offers software from the 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. Although each financial software application is recommended for a specific desktop environment, remember both will work on any Fedora desktop environment.  
  
Only the DVD version of Fedora includes both financial software packages. '''GnuCash''' and '''Kmymoney''' are also available for download and easy installation with either the '''Add/Remove Software''' utility or through the command line.
 
  
 
== GnuCash ==
 
== GnuCash ==
  
[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Financial_gnucash-icon.png]] '''GnuCash''' is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install '''GnuCash'''. The '''Add/Remove Software''' utility offers a graphical installation interface for new users.  
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[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Financial_gnucash-icon.png]] '''GnuCash''' allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. It has a checkbook register, it is based on double entry accounting principles.  '''GnuCash''' is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install '''GnuCash'''. To install the package '''GnuCash''', read [[User Guide - Managing Software|the chapter on managing software]].  You can install '''GnuCash''' by either [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software|using the PackageKit application]] or on the command line by [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software 2|using Yum]].
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After you install '''GnuCash''' using one of the methods described above, launch the program by clicking ''Applications > Office > Gnucash Finance Management''.
  
Here is how to install '''GnuCash''' using '''Add/Remove Software''' in the Gnome Desktop Environment.
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'''===Configuring GnuCash==='''
  
Click ''System > Administration > Add/Remove Software''. This will open the '''Add/Remove Software''' application.
 
 
In the '''[Search Box]''' with the binoculars icon, type:
 
<pre>gnucash
 
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<!-- ######THIS IS OLD TEXT ON HOW TO INSTALL, REPLACED WITH LINKS ABOVE. ######  Here is how to install '''GnuCash''' using '''Add/Remove Software''' in the Gnome Desktop Environment. Click ''System > Administration > Add/Remove Software''. This will open the '''Add/Remove Software''' application. In the '''[Search Box]''' with the binoculars icon, type: <pre>gnucash </pre>
 
Next, click the '''[Find]''' button. The message "Querying" appears in the lower left corner.  
 
Next, click the '''[Find]''' button. The message "Querying" appears in the lower left corner.  
 
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Tick the box next to <code>Gnucash is an application to keep track of your finances</code>. The message "Downloading repository information" appears in the lower left corner. The window area below the list of packages contains additional information about '''GnuCash'''. Select any additional packages to install or remove at this time by changing tick boxes next to the package name. Finally, click the '''[Apply]''' button. This starts the '''GnuCash''' installation process and concurrently installs or removes any additional packages where you modified the tick box. Follow any prompts to install additional packages. '''GnuCash''' is now installed on your computer.
Tick the box next to <code>Gnucash is an application to keep track of your finances</code>. The message "Downloading repository information" appears in the lower left corner. The window area below the list of packages contains additional information about '''GnuCash'''.  
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Another way to install the '''GnuCash''' application is to use the command line. Click ''Applications > System Tools> Terminal'' to open the command line.
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Type:  <pre>su -c 'yum install gnucash'</pre> You will be prompted for the computer's root password. Type in the root password and press 'Enter'. You will not see the password as you type. The terminal will start giving information about the application, and end with <code>Is this ok [y/N]:</code>.  
Select any additional packages to install or remove at this time by changing tick boxes next to the package name.  
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Finally, click the '''[Apply]''' button. This starts the '''GnuCash''' installation process and concurrently installs or removes any additional packages where you modified the tick box. Follow any prompts to install additional packages.
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'''GnuCash''' is now installed on your computer.
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Another way to install the '''GnuCash''' application is to use the command line.  
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Click ''Applications > System Tools> Terminal'' to open the command line.
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<pre>su -c 'yum install gnucash'
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You will be prompted for the computer's root password. Type in the root password and press 'Enter'. You will not see the password as you type. The terminal will start giving information about the application, and end with <code>Is this ok [y/N]:</code>.  
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Type: <pre> y</pre>
 
Type: <pre> y</pre>
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The terminal downloads the necessary files and completes the installation of '''GnuCash'''. 
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The terminal downloads the necessary files and completes the installation of '''GnuCash'''.
 
  
  
  
After you install '''GnuCash''' using one of the methods described above, launch the program by clicking ''Applications > Office > Gnucash Finance Management''.
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For additional help using the application, please refer to the [http://www.gnucash.org/docs.phtml documents]  on the [http://www.gnucash.org/ Gnucash]  website.
 
For additional help using the application, please refer to the [http://www.gnucash.org/docs.phtml documents]  on the [http://www.gnucash.org/ Gnucash]  website.

Revision as of 01:25, 24 February 2009


Fedora offers software from the 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. Although each financial software application is recommended for a specific desktop environment, remember both will work on any Fedora desktop environment.


GnuCash

Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Financial gnucash-icon.png GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. It has a checkbook register, it is based on double entry accounting principles. GnuCash is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install GnuCash. To install the package GnuCash, read the chapter on managing software. You can install GnuCash by either using the PackageKit application or on the command line by using Yum. After you install GnuCash using one of the methods described above, launch the program by clicking Applications > Office > Gnucash Finance Management.

===Configuring GnuCash===





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

Kmymoney

Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Financial kmymoney-icon.png Kmymoney is also not installed by default with either the Fedora Live-CD or DVD, but again easily installed using either of the same methods described for GnuCash. If you do not have an Internet connection, you can install Kmymoney with the Fedora DVD.

To install Kmymoney using the Add/Remove Software utility in the KDE desktop environment, start by clicking the large Fedora icon in the lower left corner called the Kicker.

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

In the [Search Box] with the binoculars icon, type:

kmymoney

Next, click the [Find] button. The message "Querying" appears in the lower left corner.

Tick the box next to Personal finance. The message "Getting information" appears in the lower left corner. The window area below the list of packages contains additional information about Kmymoney.

Select any additional packages to install or remove at this time by changing tick boxes next to the package name.

Finally, click the [Apply] button. This starts the Kmymoney installation process and concurrently installs or removes any additional packages where you modified the tick box. Follow any prompts to install additional packages.


Kmymoney is now installed on your computer.


Another way to install the Kmymoney application is to use the command line.

Click the Kicker and select Applications > System > Terminal Konsole

Type:

su -c 'yum install Kmymoney2'

You will be prompted for your password. Type in the root password and press 'Enter'. You will not see the password as you type. The terminal will start giving information about the application, and end with Is this ok [y/N]:.

Type:
 y

The terminal downloads the necessary files and completes the installation of Kmymoney.


After either installation method, launch Kmymoney by clicking the Kickerand selecting Applications > Office > Personal Finance Manager.