We have to be honest with you. We were not sure whether to include this section at all, as many businesses are using online banking nowadays rather than writing cheques by hand or using preprinted cheques. And this trend is on the rise for good reasons – it’s fast, convenient and saves trees.
Having said that, there may be those among you who swear by using pre-printed cheques (we used to, too). And it certainly beats writing a bushel of cheques by hand! So here we tell you how to print cheques you have queued up in QuickBooks, regardless of the method you used to generate these cheques: the Write Cheque window, the Pay Bills window, or running the payroll (discussed in Chapter 12) to generate employee pay cheques.
By the way, we are making two assumptions. The first assumption is that your printer is talking nicely to your computer. The second is that you have bought your stack of preprinted voucher or standard cheques or both types. (Yes, you have to buy them. To order them, click Help⇒Add QuickBooks Services in QuickBooks; in the web page that displays, click the link More about QuickBooks Stationary. In the second web page that displays, click the link Buy Cheques Online. It takes about three weeks from the time you place your order to receive the cheques because your bank needs to approve them, but refill orders take only about ten days.)
Aligning Your Printer
Before you print your first cheque, you need to align your printer to the cheque ...