Chart of Accounts Columns Off


Chart of Accounts window columns look funny and don't re-size properly or stay re-sized in Goldenseal accounting software.


Typically, the right hand column, Costs, may get way over- or under- sized compared to the other columns. This is convoluted and rare, but does happen - seemingly out of the blue. It is the result of a set of innocuous actions involving Custom Icon Order and does not actually affect program performance.


1) In View>Chart Of Accounts>Icon Order, reset each column's Icon Order to anything but Custom Order.
2) Re-size the Chart of Accts window making it bigger than you'd prefer.
3) Use the black bars at the bottom of the window to re-size the columns as you'd like them in proportion to each other.
4) In this order: use cmd-W then Cmd-I; DO NOT use menu commands or the "close box" on the window.
5) Re-size the Chart of Accts window to the preferred size. (more)
6) Now use the "close box" in the upper left hand corner to close the window.
7) Quit/exit, and re-open GS. The Chart of Accts may not be at the preferred size, but you can re-size the Chart of Accts and the columns should be fine.

NOTE-- This problem occurred in early versions of Goldenseal construction accounting software, and is probably fixed by now. If not, please let us know!


Entered 10/26/01 by Gor. Updated 11/13/2010.