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Re: Forgetting to post printed/mailed invoices: add Print+Post button?

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Erik Huelsmann <..hidden..> wrote:
> Hi,
> A friend of mine and I are working toward taking LedgerSMB as our
> accounting system. We like the direction of development and its
> improvements over SQL-Ledger.
> However, one item my friend has bad memories about is the fact that
> it's easy to print invoices (or e-mail them) without posting them (or
> vice-versa). It's a workflow inherited from SQL-Ledger that has caused
> problems for him in a previous company.
> I'd like to propose addition of a Post+Print and a Post+E-mail button,
> which prints or mails the invoice after succesfully posting it. What
> do others say about this idea? I could create a patch to make it
> happen if it's generally considered an improvement.

I have been thinking about this and have a better idea.

This is something which has been a real headache regarding this
software since before we forked.  Part of the problem is user
confusion and the fact that the interface is not entirely clear as to
what it is doing.

What about moving "Print" and "Email" to checkboxes which could be
done along side post or update operations?  This wouldn't require new
strings or anything, and it might make the UI a lot clearer and more
intelligible.  Plus when I click "update" I might not be expecting it
to save.... If I click "Print" that's a different thing.

What do people think?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers