Hello again ACCOUNTS advisors and beta testers.
There’s something about the design that I’ve been wondering about, that I’d like your opinions on.
In drop-down lists of accounts, such as in the register windows, the Write Cheques window etc., the account names are indented according to whether they are top-level accounts, sub-accounts or sub-sub-accounts. However, no parent accounts are shown, because it’s only accounts that have no sub-accounts themselves that can have transactions posted against them, and thus only those accounts are shown in the drop-down.
This could be considered to be misleading, because if you (say) have a top-level account (call it A) that has no sub-accounts, and the next account in the drop-down list is a sub-account (call it B) of a different top-level account that isn’t shown (call it C), the indenting makes it look like that sub-account B is a sub-account of A, rather than of C that isn’t shown.
So, I’m wondering whether I should stop indenting account names in drop-down lists, unless there’s a case where all accounts are being shown in that drop-down list, not just ones that you can post transactions to. (I’m not sure there is such a case in the program so far.)
Opinions? As always, you can reply to this post online, or just email me your thoughts. Thank you.