Chapter 2. Tutorials

The following tutorials are meant to help you get started with Fanurio. Complete all of them and you should learn how to use the important features of the application.

2.1. How to use projects to manage work and expenses

Fanurio uses projects to organize work and expenses. This tutorial shows how to create a fictional project for proofreading and printing a manuscript.

  1. Go to Business » New Client to create a client. Enter Aristotle in the Name field and click Create.

    The client will be displayed in the projects tree.

  2. Go to Business » New Project to create a project. Enter Rhetoric in the Name field and click Create.

    The project will be displayed under the client in the projects tree. It will be opened automatically and you should see an empty Tasks table on the right. This table displays the tasks of the project.

  3. Click the New button placed under the tasks table to create a task.

    1. Enter Proofreading the manuscript in the Name field.

    2. Make sure the Billable box is checked.

    3. Click unit-based in the Pricing field.

    4. Enter 140 in the Billable Quantity field.

    5. Enter pages in the Unit of Measure field.

    6. Enter 6 in the Price field.

    7. Click Create.

    You'll be charging Aristotle 6 USD (or whatever currency you are using) per page for proofreading a manuscript of 140 pages.

  4. Switch the project view to Expenses.

  5. Click the New button placed under the expenses table to create an expense.

    1. Enter 60 in the Amount field.

    2. Enter Printing the manuscript in the Description field.

    3. Check the Billable box.

    4. Click Create.

    After proofreading the manuscript, you also have to print three copies. You can't print them yourself so you have to pay someone else to do it. They ask you 20 USD (or whatever currency you are using) for each copy which will cost 60 USD. This is a reimbursable expense, that's why it's marked as billable.

If you want to know more about tasks, there's a section that explains their properties and how they work. Expenses are explained in more detail in a separate section.