Moneylender's Main Window
The Main Window is divided into four components:
- The Main Menu
- The Toolbar
- The List of Loans
- The Loan Details Panel
Use the menu for actions that have big effects like choosing the portfolio file to work with, printing statements, setting the program-wide and portfolio-wide settings, running reports, and other management-oriented actions.
The Toolbar provides access to some features that make working with the loans easier. Showing or hiding closed loans, searching the list of loans.
The List of Loans displays all the loans in the portfolio (with closed loans hidden by default until shown using the toolbar). The columns on the list of loans can be set in the Moneylender Settings options. The size of the columns is preserved between sessions. Click a column to sort the loans by the selected column. Click again to reverse the sort order.
Selecting a single loan in the list of loans opens up most of the options in Moneylender. Selecting more than one loan opens up any options that are valid for multiple loans, such as printing statements for the selected loans or exporting those loans.
In date columns, you may see "- - -" to indicate "the beginning of time" and "+ + +" to indicate "the end of time". These two vallues are commonly used where an actual date is not valid. For example, an open loan will show "+ + +" in the Closed Date column. If the first due date on the loan is far in the future, you'll see "- - -" in the Current Due Date column.
The Loan Details Panel provides comprehensive access to the settings on the selected loan. You can review and manage the payments on the loan, all the settings from interest rates to escrow, review notes, and attach files. The details panel is where you go to manage everything relevant to the selected loan.