Welcome to GrandTotal 5

Getting started

Setup your Preferences

The simplified Preferences will guide you through the most important settings using a few clicks: Show simplified Preferences

In Preferences you can enter all the basic data about your business and your documents.

Customize your layout

A selection of templates can be downloaded in the layouts section. You may modify the layouts to fit your company's design needs.

Video Tutorials

A selection of Screencasts is available here: Show Screencasts

What has changed in version 4?

Compared to version 4 GrandTotal 5 offers a variety of new features to improve your workflow. In addition there are improvements that make GrandTotal comply with latest legal regulations.

Changed features

  • Settings for the VAT-ID moved to new Identification preferences
  • UI Language selector moved to new Languages preferences
  • Settings for Switzerland moved to new Identification preferences

New features (Excerpt)

Dashboard
  • Added payments
Clients
  • New statistics
  • Label printing
  • Archiving
  • Language attribute
  • Banking attributes (SEPA)
  • Department attribute
Catalog items
  • Archiving
  • Improved custom fields
Layouts
  • Archiving
  • Language support
Reports
  • Calculation of taxes on payments
Work time
  • Improved rules for assigning item groups
Legal
  • Changes transcript (GoBD Germany)
  • Generation of PDF/A-3 files (suitable for long time archiving)
Electronic Invoicing
  • Added ZUGFeRD Support (Germany)
  • Added PEPPOL Support (Austria, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden and others)
SEPA
  • Support for direct debit
Mail
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Separate settings for credit notes
Sync
  • Added iCloud Drive sync option
Other
  • Improved autocompletion
  • Improved search
  • Added Bitcoin currency
  • Better table printing
  • Improved payment matching (MoneyMoney)
  • Sums on options can be turned off now

Buy an upgrade

Your Licenses are listed in the GrandTotal/Licenses menu. From there you can buy an upgrade.

If you purchase a license you will get a license file by mail. The license can be double-clicked to be activated.

Preferences

Organization

Enter your own contact data here.

Additional fields can be used in your layouts. The same fields are added to all of your clients as well

Identification

Enter the ids provided by the government of banks here.

SEPA

The SEPA fields need to be filled if you want to process direct debit using GrandTotal.

Switzerland

Enter your information for ESR/BVR slips here.
Contact you Bank for details.

This settings are only available when your System Preferences are set to the Region of Switzerland or Liechtenstein.

V11 und camt.054.xml files from Post or Bank can be dropped onto the dock icon of GrandTotal.

Clients

Decide if newly created clients have net or gross prices calculated. This setting can be applied to all clients using right click.

The format of the client number and the current counter can be changed here. (Counter shows the number the next client will get)

Here you also can change the settings of Account statements

Invoices

Define what label you want to use for your invoices and credit notes. Invoices with a grand total below zero are treated as credit notes

The payment terms are copied to newly created clients and my me changed there individually. In addition you can set custom terms while sending an invoice.

Invoices not being paid within this terms are marked as due. When the date passes the value in the second field they become overdue.

Conditions

For each payment type you can define own conditions. Those appear at the end to the invoice.

Bank accounts and other information to the payment process can be entered here.

Conditions can be built from text mixed with the blue tokens you find below the text field. Please note that some tokens offer a menu where you can pick from options (e.g. Cash discounts).

Numbering

The numbering of invoices can be customized as well. Use the menu of the token to customize the format of the components.

Estimates

The settings for estimates are similar to the one for invoices. Instead of payment terms you can specify a validity here.

The conditions are shared for all estimates

Other Documents

You may attach follow up documents to invoices or estimates using the action button. E.g. confirmations, reminders or delivery slips. These documents will show the same items as their parent document.

Here you can setup your additional document types and their conditions.
Optionally you can ungroup items for a detailed work report.

To show the dates of the parent document, use the <original.sent/> and the <original.due/> placeholders in your layout.

Mail

In this section you define the contents of an E-Mail for the various document types. Besides the blue placeholders you can also use layout placeholders including the ones for the languages.

Stationary

In case you are using stationary paper for printed invoices you may add backdrop for mailed documents here. (Don't use backgrounds in your layout then). If the backdrop hat multiple pages, the first page is used for page 1. Page 2 is used for all subsequent pages.

Supported Applications

Following mail clients are supported:
Apple Mail
Comes with Mac OS X
Mailplane for Gmail
Microsoft Entourage
Discontinued. See Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft Outlook
Sparrow
Sparrow Homepage (Discontinued)
Other Programs
There is only support for Mail Applications that can be controlled by Apple Script. Programs are not capable of creating a draft document with an attachment include: Thunderbird, Mailbox, Mailpilot and Unibox.

The scripts can be modified here

File

At the time you send a document a PDF is created. Here you define where you what to save them.

Base: The directory where all the documents are saved in.

Folder: The sub directory in which the documents are saved. (use "/" between the elements to create further sub directories)

File name: The name of the document.

Taxes

Here you setup how taxes are calculated.
In the vertical axis of the matrix the client groups are listed. Horizontally you can add tax groups.

The tax groups are assigned to the item groups.

Once used in a sent document taxes can't be changed anymore.

In case taxes are being raised or lowered over time you can duplicate the tax group by clicking on it’s gear button. Then configure the new tax.

* Ask your  tax adviser in case of questions

Combined Taxes

In some countries 2 or more taxes need to be added. Up to 3 taxes can be combined.
For Tax #2 and #3 you can decide if the tax applies on the net value or to the sum of the net value and the first tax.

Payments

GrandTotal supports multiple currencies.

You may add an exchange rate relative to the default currency. This will be used to covert rates when changing the currency of a document and to calculate the values in the dashboard to your native currency.

Define the conditions for the different payment types in Preferences/Invoices

You can setup up to 3 cash discounts that can be used using the options menu of the “Amount” tag in Preferences/Invoices/Conditions

Work time

Define here how items of supported time trackers are imported.

Timed entries are imported with the unit "h" by default. You can change the unit here.

Using rules you can declare what item groups should be used for the items. If there are no rules the default value of your item groups is applied.

All this settings apply during import and won't affect already imported items.

When adding an online timer service it will be added to the Overview screen.

Notifications

GrandTotal can use the Notification Center to inform you when invoices are due, overdue or recurring.

Notification can repeat themselves if you wish so.

Estimates expire when the validity date is reached and it has not been marked either accepted or declined.

Languages

In Languages you can define single words or whole sentences for different languages. Those can be used in layouts or mail settings. You can select a language per client.
You also can create language variant like English formal and English informal
In layouts the boilerplates are accessible from the placeholders menu in Languages. Insert language elements into the mail templates using a right click.

User interface

The language menu allows you to set the interface language of GrandTotal. This does not affect your layouts.

Advanced

Sync

GrandTotal can be synced using Dropbox or iCloud Drive.
Dropbox
In order to use Dropbox, the official Dropbox application needs to be installed and running.

All users need to use the same Dropbox account or share the “GrandTotal” folder in the root of Dropbox

iCloud Drive
Syncing with iCloud Drive works only if all users share the same iCloud account.

Items

Turn the autocompletion off if you don’t want to get suggestions while typing a title.
Suggestions are based on the catalog documents you have created in the past.

International Formats

GrandTotal formats numbers and dates in the common format of the recipient’s country. The date format can be adjusted.

Overview

The optional badge on the overview icon:
  • Green: SEPA direct debit to process
  • Orange: Invoices are due
  • Red: Invoices are overdue
  • Blue: Recurring documents are due

Dashboard

The dashboard gives you a quick overview of open invoices. You also can compare revenues to last year's period.

All values are converted to your default currency using the exchange rate entered in Preferences/Payments.

Note that the open amount stays the same regardless if you have chosen to show the net or the gross amount.

Charts

In the Charts section you can compare and visualize values. The scale can be picked on the top right.
In the bottom part you select the values to be in the chart. The color of the bars can be changed. Drag the items to change the order. Drag it out of the window to delete them.

Right clicking on a bar gives you option to spilt the values by various criteria.
Clicking on a bar shows a list of the corresponding documents. Double clicking a document will show it. The list can be exported as well.

All the values are shown in your primary currency. The exchange rate can be set in Preferences/Payments

Previous year's values are only displayed in scales that are comparable.

If comparing items, it is most likely that you will get rounding differences compared to the invoices. (This is because taxed are calculated on the total on invoices and not on the individual item)

Drafts

Here you will find all the documents that have not yet been sent.

SEPA Direct Debit

This section is populated with direct debit items to be processed.
From here you can export an XML file that can be uploaded to your bank or send it directly to MoneyMoney.
Settings for direct debits are located in Preferences/Identification and the Clients.

Templates

Here you can see your Document-Templates (if you have created any) and edit them. Templates are created by right clicking an existing invoice.

Use the "Edit/Delete" Menu to remove unused Templates.

Work time (optional)

GrandTotal supports various time tracking applications. Their recordings appear in the corresponding section. Already invoiced items are listed in the "Invoiced" section.

Item with no cost are not listed by default. This can be changed in Preferences/Time tracking

"Invoice selection" is looking for the client for the items. In case there is already an invoice draft the entries will be added. Otherwise a new draft is created with the selected item.

You also can add times to a specific document by copying the items, move to the invoice select the list and paste them.

If the option "Auto-group" is turned on, items with the same title are grouped. Titles are setup in Preferences/Work time.

Using Edit/Delete you can remove unwanted time entries from that lists. Right click the List to show them again.

Timings

Timings is a Time recording application compatible with GrandTotal.

Entries archived in Timings will not appear in this list

.mite

«Time tracking is vital for invoicing, accounting, and scheduling. Yes, it’s been an annoying necessity for all too long. Let’s strike back. With an advanced, yet simple tool to help you get things done.»
.mite

Mite accounts saved in your keychain are listed automatically. You can add accounts in Preferences/Work time

Important: The API-Access has to be activated in your mite account.

Entries archived in .mite will not appear in this list

Plugins

More services can be added by loading them from the „Get Plugins“ section. Show

Sent

All sent documents are listed here. They are grouped by year and month.

Reporting

There are several tools to analyze invoices and payments.

Date Range

You may summarize you data in various ways, Use "File/Export" to save CSV files.

Clients

Clients can be filtered by year, revenue, client group or country. The results can be exported or printed either as list or address labels.

Months

This view is a leftover from older versions and has been replaced by the Charts.

Plugins

GrandTotal can be extended by plugins. Load plugins to import time here.

Smart lists

Using smart lists you can group invoices, estimates and payments according to different criteria.

Clients

All documents for the corresponding client are listed here. On top you will always see the most recent document.

Click the ℹ-button to change the client information.

Client Data

Contacts

A client may contain multiple contacts. These can be assigned as recipient to a document.

Here you define the client group, the default currency, terms and what layouts should be used for this clients documents.

Language

You can setup languages in Settings/Languages

Client group

The client group decides if and how taxes are applied to this client’s documents. See Preferences/Taxes

SEPA

Enter your mandate ID for SEPA direct debit. If you provide an ID you need to set the corresponding signature date as well.
Whenever you send an invoice to a client with this data provided the Document will be added to the list in Overview/Recent/SEPA Direct Debit.

E-Invoice

GrandTotal supports electronic invoices starting with version 5. The type of the electronic invoice can be selected for each client.
PEPPOL
European Format: https://peppol.eu.
The default supplier ID has to be entered in the PEPPOL settings. You can also use custom supplies IDs when adding a custom field named peppol:supplierID to the clients.

Requires:
  • IBAN Preferences/Identity
  • IBAN for the client
  • Default supplier ID in PEPPOL Settings
ZUGFeRD
German format: http://www.ferd-net.de

Requires:
  • IBAN Preferences/Identity
  • IBAN for the client

Additional fields

Additional fields can hold information about your clients. This fields can be added to your layouts as well.

Invoices

An invoice always consists of at least one item. Additional items can be added when needed.

Info

State
State only appears on sent unpaid invoices. Use this to cancel an invoice or mark it as completed.
Sent
The date you sent the Invoice. This will be set to the current date in the send dialog unless you change the date there manually.
Due
The date the invoice becomes due. This date is calculated from the send date and the terms you set in the send dialog.
E-Invoice
In case the client has been setup for electronic invoicing you can save the corresponding files here. Only on sent documents. Electronic invoices
Recipient
Usually this is the main contact of your client. If your client has more than one contact, you can change it here.
Number
The number of the invoice. This will be set automatically while sending the document. If you pre fill this value no new number will be generated.
Subject
Optional subject for the document.
Reference
Use this field in case you want to add a reference.
If you turn an estimate into an invoice the number of the estimate will be copied into this field.
Currency
The currency the Invoice is issued in. For a new invoice this is taken from the clients settings. When changing the currency the prices are changed according to the rate entered in Preferences/Payments.
Payment Type
The kind of payment to be expected from the client. This is taken from the clients settings.
Payment Terms
The time in days until the invoice is due. This value is taken from the clients settings.
Date range
If the items of your invoice contain dates this the range is calculated automatically. You may set a custom range here.
Recurring
Invoices can be marked as recurring. Recurring Invoices are listed in the Overview. First in the section „Recurring later“ and if the recurring date is reached in „Now recurring“. From there you can create an invoice.

When there are recurring invoices ready to send, a blue badge in the overview icon will notify about them.

Custom Fields
You may add custom fields. The fields are the same for all Invoices but they can contain individual values.

Items

The Table of an invoice consists of at least one item. if needed you may add other items as described below.
Introduction
On the top of the item list you can enter a personal introduction that will appear above the first item of the invoice. More information
Item
An item consists of a quantity and a unit price. Both values multiplied result in the price of the item.
Optionally you can add a unit like "pcs" or "h".
If you enter a discount the percentage is deducted from the items price.
Items can also have a date.
The item group defines if how much taxes are added for that particular item. Taxed are calculated at the end of the document.

You can find some plugins for calculating items such as areas and volumes in Overview/Plugins/Get Plugins.

Notes
Add notes if you want to add information without any cost.
Title
Use titles to structure your documents if needed.
Options
Options only can be added to estimates. Each option marks the start of optional items. Optional items have an own total that can be turned off on demand.

When an estimate is converted to an invoice, options are transformed into regular titles.

Subtotal
In complex documents it can be useful to add subtotals. The sum is calculated from all items from the last subtotal. (Or the beginning of the document if there is none)
Page break
Page breaks are added automatically when an item does not fit on a page. With this element you can enforce a page break.
Grouping
Items can be grouped into one item using ⌘G. Only the grouped item is then visible to the recipient.

Groups cumulate the notes of all enclosed items. You can customize the text by right clicking the notes field and select „Insert note“.

Preview

In this view you can see the document in the form it reaches your client.

If the document is still a draft you can edit the layout. More on layouts

Credit notes

An invoice automatically turns into a credit note as soon the total is less than zero. Keep in mind that you need to mark credit notes as paid as well.

Estimates

Estimates work like Invoices. An estimate can be converted to an invoice using the action button. The resulting invoice is a copy an can be modified.

Payments

Each invoice can hold as many partial payments as needed. If the sum of the payments reach the total of the invoice it becomes paid.

If you add a payment before sending the invoice it is considered as a progress payment (Date of the payment is earlier than the date of the invoice)

If you get a Deposit from a client you add this to the top hierarchy of the documents. If you drag this payment on an unpaid invoice later it will be assigned to the invoice.

Projects

Use projects to organize your documents. The name of the project will be shown in the documents when you add the <document.project/> placeholder.

Account statements

The document list of the client can be changed to history mode using the clock symbol. There all invoices and payments are listed in chronological order.

Using multiple selection you can select which items should appear on the account statement.

In account statements the layout placeholder <quantity/> is replaced with the date of the invoice/payment

Catalog

The catalog is used for commonly used items. It also appears on the right side of the list in documents. From there you can drag items either to the document of from the document to the catalog.

Layouts

The layout defines how your documents are looking. This is fully customizable.

In case you need layouts in multiple languages you need to create a separate layout for each language.

Usage: this number shows you how many times a layout has been used. This also counts how many times this layout is assigned as default in client settings.

Pages

A layout consists of at least 2 pages. The "First page" is used in every document. In case there is insufficient space for the items on page one, the "Following page" will be used subsequently until all items are listed.

Additional pages can be used to append extra pages. E.g. terms of service.

Backdrop

Each Page can hold a PDF-File as a Backdrop. You create the background in the program of your choice in the same paper size your layout needs to be. Drag the PDF on the page.

If you have a multiple pages in your background, right click the background to pick the correct page.

If you are using stationary paper to print your documents, leave the backdrop empty and add it to Preferences/Mail instead

Size
Using large backdrop files will result in larger PDF files and slower performance.

You can check the file size by right clicking the background. A size of 300KB max. is recommended.

Table

The table consists of different sections that are used for different types of items.

Clicking on the table once in page view will show you the global options for the table. Such as background color and if the sums should be aligned at the bottom of the table. A double click will take you to the editing section of the table.

The sections are only used if needed in a document. There is no need to delete fields in unused sections. Deleting all fields will produce empty lines once needed.

Introduction

The introduction section appears on the first page if you have typed an introduction above the items in the documents.

Header

The header holds the captions for the items. It appears once per page above the items.

Item

The invoice item.

If you use discounts on items you need to add the <discount/> placeholder.

Quantities (<quantity/> ) are automatically formatted as duration when the unit is "h". Use the <qty/> placeholder to always show decimal values.

Date range (<dateRange/> ) shows you the date and the time of items imported from Timings, Toggl and Paymo (Only works if the timer service provides the day time). This placeholder is empty on grouped items.

Title

Titles are added manually to documents.
This section will only be shown when needed.

Options

Options are headers for optional items in Estimates. See Options

Note

A note is like a regular item, but does not contain price information. It needs to be added manually to your document.
This section will only be shown when needed.

Sub total

Subtotals are added to the document manually.

Discount

The discount section is shown if you have entered a discount for the document.

Net

If your document contains taxable items this line will be added, showing the net value off all items.

Taxes

This line is added when taxes are calculated to the document.

Total

This is shown if your document contains prepayments. It displays the cost before payments,

Payments

Prepayments are listed using this line. This are payments added before sending the document.

To Pay

This section defines how the grand total is displayed on your document.

End note

The end note always appears als the last item of the table.

Elements

Text

With this tool you can add text fields to your layout. You can add placeholders or regular text to those fields.
If you use a placeholder, the style of the first character of the placeholder will be applied to the whole substitute.
Placeholders
A list of the available placeholders can be accessed from the gear button on the right of the text field. In addition this list can be accessed using right click while editing the text.

Tricks

Lists
When setting a list style for a placeholder, the style will be applied to the text if it consists of more than one line.

Example:

One line

  • Line 1
  • Line 2
Blocks
If you only want to show a text if a place holder is replaced with a value you can enclose the text and the placeholder with brackets.

Example: [Discount: <discount/>]

Scripts
Using JavaScripts the contents of a text field can be generated dynamically. The result of the script will use the font and style of the first character in the field.

In case you just want to replace a portion of the text add the placeholder <script/&gt at the position the script result should be placed.

Scripts can only read values, not change them.

Image

You can place PDF images in your layout using this tool.

Rectangle

Colored rectangles.

Table area

The table area can be placed on the first and the following page of a layout. It defines where on the page the table is placed. Only one table can be placed per page.

Payment Elements

Region or country specific payment elements. Drag the desired element on you page.
PayPal
Creates a link in your invoice that allows to pay using PayPal.
The link has to be configured after adding (double click to edit the settings)
PayPal does not support all currencies.
BezahlCode (Germany)
Bezahlcode is a machine readable QRCode. The recipient can scan it with specialized App like iOutDank to start a payment.
The Bezahlcode has to be configured after adding (double click to edit the settings)
This only works with german bank accounts
SEPA QR-Code (European Union)
SEPA QR-Code is a machine readable QRCode. The recipient can scan it with specialized banking application.
The QR-Code has to be configured after adding (double click to edit the settings)
* called EPC QR Code, GiroCode, Scan2Pay as well
Adoption
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
ESR/BVR Elements (Switzerland)
The ESR/BVR elements are for payment slips of the swiss post. The settings are located in Preferences/Identity.

Colors

On the right of the Colors tool you can find a little triangle. Use this if you want to batch replace colors in your layout.

Export/Import

Export

Lists

Clients, catalog items and lists in the reports section can be exported as CSV or Excel files. Menu File/Export.

The columns in the preview can be ordered in to fit your need.

You can remove columns by clicking on their header and use the ➖ button. Using the ✚ button you can add other fields.

Documents

Documents can be exported in PDF format to the Finder or another application using drag'n'drop. In the lists of the overview you may select more than one document at a time and export them.

Layouts

Export layouts using the File/Export menu. (On the other mac double click that file to import it)

Accounting

GrandTotal can send it’s data to compatible bookkeeping applications. Use the „File/Send To“ menu for this.

Import

Import clients and catalog items using the File/Import menu. The files need to be in CSV or Excel Format.

MoneyMoney

Entries from MoneyMoney are sent from the "Accounts" menu from within MoneyMoney to GrandTotal.

Receipts

External invoices can be copied from Receipts using ⌘C and be pasted by hitting ⌘V in a GrandTotal document.

If a name of the document’s category in Receipts is the same as the one of an item group in GrandTotal, that item group is assigned in GrandTotal.

Printing

Documents

Documents can be printed using the regular Print menu.

For drafts you will see a warning in the print dialog. Drafts are not intended to be sent to the client. Use the "Send" button for this.

Lists

Lists in the overview can be printed using "Print List“ in the File Menu. Clients and catalog items also can be printed as list.

Columns can be rearranged and removed after clicking their title.

Things you should know

Deleting

A lot of records can't be deleted after all relations have been removed. See Archiving
An item group for instance can't be deleted when all items that are pointing to it are removed. Documents that have been sent can't be trashed unless you have unlocked them.
Documents with attached Payments can’t be removed unless all payments are deleted (This also applies for drafts).
A client may not be deleted as long it contains documents or payments.

Archiving

Records that are no longer needed like older layouts or outdated item groups can’t be deleted once they have been used. This is because they are still required by older document.
Clients, layouts, item groups and catalog items can be archived using a right click in their list. Archived items are hidden and can be shown if needed using a right click in the same list.

Copy & Paste & Duplicate

Items can be copied and pasted to other documents.

This works with documents as well. After copied you can paste them in the list of another client.

Duplicate items and documents using ⌘-D.

Dragging out PDFs

You can drag a document preview to the Finder to save a PDF.

Backups

Use the File menu to save or restore backups.

Filtering & Searching

Filtering

Above the lists you may filter the list by typing a string. Some lists have a menu on the right where you can change the sorting of the list.

Searching

If you like to search for an item, use the "Find window" (⌘-F).

Begin your search with

  • =
  • >=
  • !=
to find an amount.
e.g. „>415“

Documents

Net/Gross

Net: The prices of the items don't include taxes. Tax will be added at the end of the document.

Gross: Tax is already included in the items. Taxes are declared a the end of the document

Payments are always a part of the gross amount and have no net value.

Editing

Once a Document has been sent it can't be edited unless you unlock it.
See Transcript

Cancellation

Invoices can be cancelled. See Invoices/State

Discounts

There are two different kind of discounts in GrandTotal.

One is on a single item. This is deducted directly from the item itself. Your item section in the layouts table needs to contain the <discount/> placeholder to display the discount.

The global discount entered below the items affects all items. (Including the ones already having an individual discount). This discount will be shown in separate line after the net section.

Drafts

All documents are drafts after creating them. As long you don't have sent them they don't have a send date and can be edited.

In the preview you will see a red question mark instead of send and due dates. Those will be replaced with the actual dates after hitting the send button.

Changing recipients

To change the recipient of a document, drag the document onto the corresponding client in the clients list on the left.

This only works with drafts. You need to unlock sent documents first

Additional fields

Additional fields can be added for three different record types. They always consist of a name that is shared for all records and a value that can be assigned individually for each record.

All fields can be added to layouts as well.

Clients

You can use this for adding additional data to clients. A fax number, Banking information etc.

Documents

Use this for information like Location, document related legal information etc.

Items

Item numbers, dimensions or similar can be added here. You setup the fields in the catalog section.

Layouts

Stationary and PDF

In case you are using preprinted stationaries you should not add background elements to your layout.

Save your stationary template as a PDF and add it as backdrop to Preferences/Mail. This background will be added to all documents you send by mail.

Formats

Numbers and dates in documents are always shown in the locale format of the recipient.

Europeans will get a DD.MM.YYYY date while americans will see a MM/DD/YYYY format. German recipients get a comma as decimal separator, while swiss have a period.

There are options for the date format in Preferences/Advanaced.

Transcript

If a sent document is unlocked and converted back to a draft, the change is logged to comply with legal requirements. The transcript can be opened from the GrandTotal menu and saved using the File/Export menu.

Tipps & Tricks

Copy/Pasting time entries

Time entries in the overview can be copied and pasted to the item list of an invoice draft. (item list needs to be focused before using ⌘V)

Pasting Text

Tab separated text can be pasted to the items list. GrandTotal will try to extract quantities and prices.
Handy to paste items from a spreadsheet.

Layout Placeholders

Changing case

By adding _uc to a placeholder in your layout, the replacement will be in upper case letters. Use _lc for lower case.

Examples:
<document.subject_uc/>
<document.subject_lc/>

Other Documents

When using Other documents you can add the dates of the parent document using

<original.sent/>
<original.due/>

Extending GrandTotal

Mail Scripts

Mails are controlled by AppleScript. Scripts can be modified by clicking here. To restore the original functionality, delete the file from ~/Library/Application Support/com.mediaatelier.GrandTotal3/Mail Scripts/.

Work time importers

Work time importers are Javascript based plugins. Working samples are available from Overview/Get Plugins.

Plugins

GrandTotal has a plugin interface based on HTML and Javascript. Open API Reference (Programming knowledge required)
Plugins can be installed by double clicking them and are located in ~/Library/Application Support/com.mediaatelier.GrandTotal3/Plugins/