The set period for the
Summary has nothing to do with date ranges for any main or comparative column in a Profit and Loss Statement generated under
Reports. It only affects what you see on the right side of the
The design philosophy behind the P&L report really didn’t envision the type of sequential report you describe, @FranVic47. Instead, it uses a format seen more typically in accounting. The heading and the first bold column are generally the most recent report. Comparative columns usually show the same length time interval for previous accounting periods. For example, the main column might show Jan-Dec 2015, with the report headed accordingly. Comparative columns might show accounting years ending in 2014, 2013, etc.
Yes, you can drag the date ranges around to show columns in different orders, but that underlying design scheme will persist and influence the report layout. So it would look strange to have January in bold and more recent months in regular font to the right.
Just remember, every bit of flexibility adds more code and bloats the program, so the reports tend to follow traditional presentations.