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    Question Best estate accounting software?

    Hi--

    What are the top packages out there for doing trust and estate accounting under linux?

    Thanks!
    :-Doug.

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    gnumeric and oo.org calc

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    gnucash might help
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    je_fro and dkeav--

    Many thanks. I will check out those packages. I see their names around but don't know--until I ask--whether they are considered solid.

    Do either of you happen to know if any of these packages have templates or similar set up for accounting for estates? I'd hate to have to recreate a wheel someone else has already done...

    Thanks!
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    dkeav's are spreadsheets...old skool and very reliable.
    gnucash is like quicken, only worse
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    je_fro--

    Yes, I gathered they were spreadsheets, and that is what I am currently using under Windows. I think I would like something a little more structured for this use.

    In what ways is gnucash worse than Quicken? (if you were serious....)
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    I was serious, and don't call me Shirley.

    Nah, I don't use quicken or gnucash, but I have a friend who does. She says gnucash is "just okay".
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    spreadsheets are still obviously going to be the most powerful and flexible option, you would just need/want to sit down for a few hours or so and create your "template", yes its a pain but you only have to do it once

    mostly because not all "estates" are the same, rather not everyones needs are the same

    trying to find a premade template will probably have stuff you dont need or want, and missing things you do need, so just create your own

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    Google around for an Excel template with all the features you want. You can then easily import it into OpenOffice, and save in the OpenDocument format. I don't use gnumeric, but I assume it uses OpenDocument as well?

    drChuck

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    Gnumeric uses it's own thing, but it reads just about everything including .xls files quite nicely.
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    it saves to xml iirc

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    je_fro--

    Ooops! Sorry. Didn't realize I had called you Shirley. :-S

    Thanks for the feedback on gnucash.

    DrChuck--

    Hey, that's a great idea! Thanks! I will check it out.

    dkeav--

    You are right of course. Just hoping I did not have to reinvent the wheel. On the other hand, learning a new program would take about the same amount of time, I suspect.

    Thanks folks for your excellent help!
    :-Doug.

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    yep

    be sure to share your template with the rest of the community

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    Thanks, dkeav, will do.

    Do you or does anybody here have an idea for a command that will take all the rows which have an entry in column X from a spreadsheet, and put those all in another sheet in the same file, so there are no blank rows showing?

    Code:
    Example:
    Sheet A
    Amy     100  0
    Bob       0     100
    Carlos   0      100
    Dan      100    0
    
    Sheet B--just has those with an entry in column B:
    
    Amy   100   0
    Dan    100   0
    
    and does not have any blank rows in between.
    :-Doug.

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    do you have something you are using in Windows?

    you could try and install it via wine or CrossOver Office (which simulate a Windows environment to install in).

    You could also then write the maker of that Windows app and tell them to port it to linux for you.

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