You can set the side bar to show different values. Current balance, cleared balance, and balance. That can be set in File, Preferences, Side Bar balance type. Also you will find a Balance show at the very bottom of the page when you have the register open for an account. If you click the balance it will show all the variations.
Thanks for this. Unfortunately, I cannot find Side Bar balance type in file, preferences. And, since I closed and reopened the program, the balances in the register and the sidebar have both changed for no reason I can discern. Any more ideas?
Are you saying that you have a checking, savings, or credit card account where the register balance does not match the balance shown on the sidebar ?
If so, with the register sorted by descending date, do you find the balance that the side bar is showing ?
There is a big difference between Q and MD. MD is a double entry book keeping so there are two sides for every transaction. If you get a paycheck, there is a deposit into your checking account and a withdrawal from the "income category".
When you import, any transfers into or out of a bank account to an investment account may be doubled. Q has them as two separate transactions and MD has them as two sides of one transaction.
To start a new account, just go to File->New and create a new account book. Then import JUST THE ACCOUNT INFO. Then import the same file again but import all. This seems to be the best way to transfer as much as possible. I did have to clean up some double entries when I did that.