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 Post subject: Balance Color
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:26 am 
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Having used CheckBook Pro for several years now, I'm more than impressed with it's simplicity and ease of use. Overall it's an excellent app/program. My one and only suggestion, which I'm sure has been said before, would be for the balance font colors to reflect a positive or negative balance, i.e., green for positive and red for negative.


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:25 pm 
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joo wrote:
... balance font colors to reflect a positive or negative balance, i.e., green for positive and red for negative.


Please note that having fixed colours isn't a good idea for everybody. As somebody who has 'different' colour vision to the norm, I appreciate it when programmers provide me with the option of setting my own preferences. Programs which use colours such as red and green are often unusable for me.

Colour blindness

"Colour blindness affects a large number of individuals ... In individuals with Northern European ancestry, as many as 8 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women experience the common form of red-green colour blindness."


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:46 pm 
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We've definitely got the request on our list for a running Balance column that fluctuates in color based on the amount. So, we'll be looking at adding that to a future release at some point.

Also, for the colored Balance feature, we'll definitely want to have options to select the colors used for the negative or positive values in the Preferences, much like with the current Deposit and Debit color selection options.

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:58 pm 
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2015 and they still haven't made this change. Would seem like the simplest of things to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:49 pm 
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Allan W. wrote:
Also, for the colored Balance feature, we'll definitely want to have options to select the colors used for the negative or positive values in the Preferences


That would be excellent!

As much as I like seeing credits in green (it's kinda fun), I do prefer the balance in traditional black/red, particularly as sometimes a credit still doesn't take the running balance into the "black" territory :shock:

So I'd like to add my vote to this request please.


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:08 pm 
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Still no option to assign a colour to positive and negative running balance figures ...

Could your please add this to the next update 8)


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I just want to go on record as agreeing on setting +/- balance colors differently from the rest.

It would also be nice to have a debit/credit indication on a highlighted line. By the way, neat highlight effect in version 2.5! (I just updated today.)


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:44 pm 
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The capability to show balance values in a color that differs from the overall row color should be in the next update, 2.6.

Also, the idea to include a debit/credit indicator for when an item is highlighted is a good one. That's something for the feature request list, that we can look at adding to a future version.

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:33 am 
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If seeing multiple colors in the balance column is a problem for you, a very simple workaround is as follows:
Open the account
Click View, click columns, remove the √ for Balance
Click the disclosure triangle, just left of the balance field on the bottom right
Select Today's Balance

Now when you are in the account there is no balance column with multiple colors to fret about. The account balance as of today displays at the bottom right. If it is a credit balance there will be a minus sign in front of the number.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:44 am 
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Hi everyone!

Not sure if we've mentioned this on the forum, but you can get a look at screenshots of what balance coloring will look like in CheckBook 2.6 at http://www.splasmata.com/?p=3214. Colored balances will be the default - but we're including preferences to disable them for the "classic" look. Development on 2.6 should wrap this week, then it's on to testing, so it won't be long now :).

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Color
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Looks great! Can't wait.

Though, isn't if "By Jove"? And not "By Jobs"? :wink:

Unless, of course, you mean Steve Jobs. In which case, never mind! :lol:


Keep up the good work.


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prider wrote:
Looks great! Can't wait.

Though, isn't if "By Jove"? And not "By Jobs"? :wink:

Unless, of course, you mean Steve Jobs. In which case, never mind! :lol:


Keep up the good work.


Definitely "By Jobs" ;).

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