Each semester, the treasurer of our fraternity sets up a new gnucash file, based on a template without any transactions (just the accounts already created).
For each active member, the majority of alumni and certain other accounts he has to copy the account balance from the old book into the new one. This is generally done by creating a transaction for the appropriate amount.
This is both tedious and very error prone.
Is there a way to simply copy the account balances into the new book?