Chapter 8. Keeping Your Checkbook

In This Chapter

  • Writing checks from the Write Checks window

  • Writing checks from the Checking register

  • Recording deposits and transfers

  • Voiding and deleting transactions

  • Handling NSF checks

  • Searching for transactions

In a sense, a small business's finances and cash flows revolve about the business's checkbook. Which means this chapter is mighty important. Here, you're finally going to see how to do those everyday checkbook things using QuickBooks: entering checks, deposits, and transfers. Along the way, you also find out about some neat tools that QuickBooks provides for making these tasks easier, faster, and more precise.

Writing Checks

Chapter 6 shows you the two ways to write checks: from the Write Checks window and from the Checking register. In case you were asleep in the back row of the class, here's the short version of the instructions for writing checks.


You can record debit card and ATM transactions the same way that you record checks that you write.

Writing checks from the Write Checks window

You can record handwritten checks and other checks that you want to print with QuickBooks by describing the checks in the Write Checks window.

To write a check from the Write Checks window, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Banking

    Writing checks from the Write Checks window

    You can also click the Write Checks icon located in the Banking section of the Home screen. QuickBooks displays the Write Checks window, as ...

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