How can i fill an envelope from an already exisitng income?

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I want to fill my envelope from my already existing income not by adding from 'new income' or 'unallocated' section. Let's say I had two incomes this week (which I already registered) one is 100 dollars and the other is 200 so my account's balance is 300 dollars right now. I want to fill my transportation envelope which is set to 20 dollars. But when I move my 100 dollar income to that envelope It adds all of the money but I just want it to fill 20 dollars and the rest stays like an income.

I understand when I do it from fill envelopes section I can use fill from 'new income' and arrange it by using sweep tool but since I already registered these incomes I want to use those when filling my envelopes.

I also didn't understand if filling envelopes means spending the money on my account or not.
And how can I register my not planned spendings which were not in envelopes so that my account's balance stays correct.

Sorry for my English and I am new to GB so thank you. 
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çağla bakan

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Wayne Woodbury

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Your English is great, and welcome to Goodbudget.  There are two ways to record income.  The first is by doing a Fill from New Income, which you mentioned.  The other is to record an income transaction.  The income transaction should put all of the money in the 'Unallocated' envelope, an from there you would do a Fill from Unallocated to move the money to the desired envelopes.  Note that you do not have to move all of the money from Unallocated when you do a fill; you can move the $20 you want and leave the rest in Unallocated.
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Hi çağla,

Wayne answered above how you can move portions of your Unallocated to your Envelopes. I just wanted to address one extra part of your post:
how can I register my not planned spendings which were not in envelopes so that my account's balance stays correct.
You cannot add Expenses to Goodbudget that are not connected to any of your Envelopes. If you want to add Expenses that don't fit any of your current categories, you should make a Miscellaneous Envelope to hold those uncategorized Expenses.

Hope that makes sense.