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Write Checks

One minor drawback to using Quicken is that if you handwrite checks in your paper checkbook, you must reenter the check information into Quicken. There are two ways that you can avoid this double work. The most convenient is to use online banking and bill paying (see Chapter 5). You can also enter checks in Quicken, then print them onto preprinted check forms using your inkjet or laser printer. You’ll need to order computer checks from your bank or a check printing company.

To set up a check to print, you can enter PRINT in the Number field when entering a check in the account register, or you can use the Write Checks window. On Windows, you’ll find the Write Checks button at the top of the account register.

On the Mac, click the Checks button on the toolbar under the Banking tab.


The Write Checks window looks like a real paper check, and you fill it out in much the same way. Enter the Date, Payee, and Amount. Quicken then turns the amount you enter into its text form on the next line. If you’ll be using windowed envelopes to mail your checks, enter the name and address of the payee in the Address field. Otherwise, don’t bother. Add a Memo if you like, then fill in the Category. Click Record Check (Record) to save the transaction and add it to the Checks to Print list (which only appears on Windows). When you’re done entering checks, close the Write Checks window.

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