Checks Format


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Jim T.

I write only a few checks, and I've been buying them from ASAP because
they are cheap. However, I am annoyed that Quicken Deluxe 2013 prints
the memo a little too low. That's important because it tells the payee
how to apply the money.
Anyone getting checks elsewhere that do it better?
 
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Ken Blake

I write only a few checks, and I've been buying them from ASAP because
they are cheap. However, I am annoyed that Quicken Deluxe 2013 prints
the memo a little too low. That's important because it tells the payee
how to apply the money.
Anyone getting checks elsewhere that do it better?

Like you, I write very few checks. Many of my bills are paid
automatically, and almost all the rest are paid through Quicken's Bill
payment. Only a handful remain to be written--perhaps a dozen or so a
year.

So if you too write very few checks, why not do as I do, and write
them by hand?
 
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Sharx35

Ken Blake said:
Like you, I write very few checks. Many of my bills are paid
automatically, and almost all the rest are paid through Quicken's
Bill
payment. Only a handful remain to be written--perhaps a dozen or
so a
year.

So if you too write very few checks, why not do as I do, and
write
them by hand?
That's too simple a solution, Ken. Many people in this ng
absolutely insist on complicating the Hades out of the simplest
thing!
 
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jo

That's too simple a solution, Ken. Many people in this ng

absolutely insist on complicating the Hades out of the simplest

thing!
It's one of those once in a lifetime moments, Sharx. I agree with you.
 
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Sharx35

jo said:
It's one of those once in a lifetime moments, Sharx. I agree with
you.
jo, my comment comes from my own experience...I often complicate
the hell out of almost anything.
 
J

Jim T.

It's one of those once in a lifetime moments, Sharx. I agree with you.
OK, that's it. Not one useful response from this learned group. I will
not respond any more.
 
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Hank

Jim said:
OK, that's it. Not one useful response from this learned group. I will
not respond any more.
You may want to investigate Checkmagic. I have used it for years and am
completely pleased with it. Their prices for check stock are very
reasonable.
http://www.checkmagic.com/
 
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jo

OK, that's it. Not one useful response from this learned group. I will

not respond any more.
Jim, I apologize if my comment to Sharx sounded dismissive of your question.. It was really a poke at him, since we usually are at war. I too writevery few checks, and in fact have never printed any checks from Quicken, but have had clients long ago where alignment problems with every form they had was a source of annoyance, so I do understand.

I suppose my only questions would be how many checks are you talking about and if there are really very few (I write about 5 checks a month) what is your reason for wanting to print them rather than writing them?

Long time ago, there used to be a way with printers (maybe dot matrix) to set a very fine micro adjustment value to get perfect alignment. What kind of printer are you using?

Don't go away. People don't always take my questions very seriously either :(
 
J

jo

jo, my comment comes from my own experience...I often complicate

the hell out of almost anything.
OMG, you actually admit it? And you aren't ranting at me! You're such a nice guy sometimes :)
 
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Pierce Inverarity

OK, that's it. Not one useful response from this learned group. I will
not respond any more.
Before you give up, you might look at Checkmate4Quicken, a program that
works through Quicken to print on standard checkbook checks. I've been
using it for years, currently with Q H&B 2013 running on WinXP. It has a
good alignment tool and would probably solve your problem for you,
assuming it runs on whatever modern flavor of Windows you are running.

The big problem is that it might be unsuppported now. Their website went
over to godaddy a year ago. I did find a vendor for the software, and
some pieces of the original website, at:

http://www.smartphonetools.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=17282&category_id=279

Good luck.
 
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Sharx35

Jim T. said:
OK, that's it. Not one useful response from this learned group. I
will
not respond any more.
I was GOING to say, "Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your
way out!", BUT what I REALLY mean to say is that, sometimes, the
most practical way in dealing with a problem is simply to EXAMINE
the way you WANT to do it and ask yourself, IS IT REALLY NECESSARY
to have to use checks where one could easily use another MORE
MODERN method of payment. After reducing the number of checks to a
minimum, simply write out what few checks you have to, manually.
Voila, end of problem.
 
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Sharx35

jo said:
OMG, you actually admit it? And you aren't ranting at me!
You're such a nice guy sometimes :)
jo, contrary to popular opinion, I am NOT a saint, never was, never
will be. I'm sure that it is an annoying problem to the
OP--sometimes another way of dealing with such a problem is simply
"sticking it on the back burner", as it were. Often, in the
fullness of time, a solution appears, e.g. switching to a more
modern method of payment. Deity knows that checks are on they way
out, at least up here in Canada.
 

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