GnuCash offers help in many ways, including the Tip of the
Day, context help, a website, a wiki, the mailing lists, and IRC chat.
The context help provides detailed instructions for using
GnuCash's menus, windows, and controls. To
open online help, select → .
The GnuCash Help window also acts as a simple web browser, so you can pull up a website for additional information. You can open any website under this window by clicking the Toolbar button and then typing in the URL. Use the , , , , and buttons as you would in a standard browser.
The GnuCash website contains helpful information about the program and about any updates to it. It also contains links to other online resources.
An immense amount of less-formal documenation, both of
GnuCash itself and its maintenance and
development may be found in the
GnuCash Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page
is also on the
It should be a first stop whenever you encounter difficulty using
It is now translated into German and Simplified Chinese. If you'd like to access to the translated page,
see tabs on the top of the
GnuCash Frequently Asked Questions page.
Several of the developers monitor the #gnucash channel at irc.gnome.org. They're usually doing something else, too, and of course aren't always at their computers. Log in, ask your question, and stay logged in; it may be several hours before your question is noticed and responded to. To see if you missed anything check the IRC logs.
GnuCash website has more details on these channels.
You will also find pointers there to additional useful resources such as the
GnuCash wiki and
bug tracking system.
The online manual also provides a search function. To search for a particular topic, click the Search tab at the bottom of the help window and type in your topic in the field provided. Click the button to complete your search. A list of choices should appear in the box below, clicking a choice will bring up its text on the right.