Alternatives to Printing
It's your budget. And maybe you feel like you’ve just got to have something on paper. YNAB does not have a built-in print function, but here are two solutions that will help you share your budget – whether that ends up being paper or not.
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Exporting Your Budget (Transactions, too!)
Click the name of your budget in the top-left corner of the app.
- Select Export Budget.
- Your budget and transaction history will export as separate CSV (comma separated value) files, which can be opened with most common spreadsheet apps.
- Select the transactions you'd like to export.
- Click the name of your budget in the top-left corner.
- Select Export (X) Transactions.
Those transactions will export as a separate CSV (comma-separated value) file or TSV (tab-separated, for currencies that use a comma), which can be opened with most common spreadsheet apps.
- If you're using a Mac, hold Command + Shift and hit 3 (for full screen) or 4 (for partial screen). The file will be saved to your Desktop.
- If you're using Windows, hold down the Windows Key and hit PrtScn. The file will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.
You can export your budget data in CSV format! With that, you have freedom. Email it to your financial advisor, stash it on a flash drive, open it in a spreadsheet program like Excel or Google Sheets, then admire it to your heart's content. (Or, if you must, print. We won't judge.)
Graphs are pretty. Especially if you've paid off a lot of debt. You don't need a printer to save that beautiful trend-line—just take a screenshot.
Just like your exported budget, you can email it to your honey for a budget meeting or post it on Facebook for all your friends to admire. And, yes, you can always print the screenshot if needed!