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Matrix and IRC Support

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 11:21
Interactive help can often be found in our chat room. Often, this is the best way to find help, both for complex questions as for quick questions and answers. This page explains your options for setting up connections as well as explains how to best ask questions. There are other non-native English speakers in the rooms; please feel free to join!

How do the templates work? [PDF, PS, Latex]

Submitted by hasorli on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 11:20
How the LaTeX templates work and what is usually needed to get them up and working.

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The PDF and PS invoices are generated using a program called LaTeX which handles the layout and typesetting. The actual LaTeX files are creating using Template Toolkit with extensions for LaTeX. These extensions are in the Template::Latex package available from CPAN. The software then generates a LaTeX file which is then processed to create a PDF or PS.

Is LedgersSMB free software?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 02:47

Yes, its open source. The tools we use (Perl, PostsgreSQL, Apache ++) are also open source.

Open source means that the source code of the software is available for free to everyone and you can modify the code and distribute it yourself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source

Look for a place to contribute. This means not only programming, but also documentation, theme design, art work, or architectural design.

I'm not an accountant, how do I learn how to keep my books?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 04/22/2007 - 05:13

Quite a few users find some of the terminology and accounting processes a little confusing at first. Some of the more popular small business accounting packages tend to hide these aspects of book-keeping from users for simplicity, so with the current user interface there is often some new ideas to grasp.

First step is the manual - the LedgerSMB manual is free and highly recommended reading.