Chapter 5. Printing 101

In This Chapter

  • Printing a check

  • Recovering from a mistake after you've printed the check

  • Printing a register

I bet you can't guess what this chapter describes. Gee, you guessed it — how to print checks and reports.

Printing Checks

Printing checks in Quicken is, well, quick. All you basically need to do is enter the information you want to print on the check form and the number you want Quicken to use to identify the check. Sounds simple enough, doesn't it? It is, as you can read in the steps that follow.

To enter the information on a check form, follow these steps:

  1. Display the Write Checks window.

    You can display the Write Checks window in a bunch of different ways. For example, when the register shows in the Banking tab, you click the Banking Actions button and choose the Write and Print Checks command. And when the Banking tab's register shows, you can also click the Account Actions button and choose the Write and Price Checks command. You can also use the command shortcut, Ctrl+W. Figure 5-1 shows the Write Checks: Checking window.

  2. Select the account on which you want to write the check.


    This step is very important! To select the account you want to use, open the Write Checks From drop-down list in the top of the window. (You can do this by clicking the arrow button that's just to the right of the box.) When Quicken displays the list of accounts, choose the one you want to use.

    Figure 5-1. The Write Checks: Checking window.

  3. Enter the check date.

    First, use the ...

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