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 documentation, both of
GnuCash itself and its maintenance and
development may be found in the GnuCash Wiki.
GnuCash Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page
is also on the
GnuCash Wiki. It should be a first stop
whenever you encounter difficulty using
GnuCash. 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
GnuCash Frequently Asked Questions page.
Several of the developers monitor the #gnucash channel at irc.gimp.net. They are usually busy with other tasks and of course are not always at their computers. Log in, ask your question, and stay logged in; it may take several hours before your question is noticed and responded.
The 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
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.