Getting Started

GLCap is started from the Finder by double-clicking on the GL icon itself or on a GLCap document. If you are starting up the program for the first time, you will not have any documents, so double-click on the GLCap icon.

A splash screen will briefly be displayed, and then, as it disappears, the menu bar will display six menus, including the familiar Apple, File, and Edit menus. These three menus should be active, and not "grayed-out" like the inactive Ledger, Assets, and Utility menus.

If this is the first time you are using GLCap, you will have no GL file. Select New Ledger from the File menu. This will call up a dialog in which you must name your new file. Type in a name for this document and click on the 'Save' button or press the 'Return' key. If you do not want to create a new file, click on 'Cancel'.

(New GL File Image)

Once this is done, a dialog appears that prompts you for information on your Company parameters. Fill out the Company parameters as per section "4.1.1 Adding a New Company" in this manual.

Follow the instructions given in section 4.1.1 in order to fill out the company information. You may revise the parameters that you enter now at any time by selecting Company from the Ledger menu.

After the Company parameters have been entered, a red bar appears under the menu bar with your company name on it. You must now configure your Cost Centres. This function may be found in the Ledger menu under the selection Cost Centres. To properly configure your cost centres, follow the instructions in the section "4.2 Cost Centres".

You must now set up some General Ledger accounts. This function can be found in the Ledger menu under the selection GL Accounts. Follow the instructions in section "4.3 General Ledger Accounts". You may also want to take a look at section "6.1 Import".

Those are the basic start-up steps. Consult the Table of Contents in order to find more information on individual functions.