Printing Laser Standard checks in M2005


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Doug

Apparently something was "fixed" in Money 2005 that wasn't broken in Money
2004. Using "Laser Standard" as the check type, the line on my checks that
prints the amount in words (e.g., "Twenty-seven and 34/100******") does not
extend across the width of the check anymore. Depending on the amount of the
check, that line might extend anywhere from 25% - 65% across the width of the
check, leaving a noticeable gap. This is the first version of Money where
this has occurred (at least for me). Money Support determined that "this is
how the product works". Has anyone else noticed this and /or found a way
around it.?
 
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Billy

I've noticed the same thing as well and don't really have a clue on how to
fix it. I'm working on the assumption that the small blip of stars is good
enough and if someone tried to alter the check, it would probably be detected.

I was hoping that M05 would actually print partial-sheet checks correctly,
but that seems to be only wishful thinking on my part.
 
D

Doug

I've run enough tests to deduce that the check printing routine is not
differentiating between Laser Wallet and Laser Standard checks when printing
the amount of the check in words. The positioning of the various fields on
the checks seems to work just fine. It appears that someone just forgot that
the length of the amount (in words) is the only field on the checks that
varies in size depending on the style of the check. Seems that this would've
been an easy thing to have fixed in the just-released update, as the logic
has already been figured out and proved to work correctly in every version of
MS Money until Money 2005.

Doug
 
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Billy

Ah, good deduction! I actually used the laser wallet checks until I upgraded
to M05, when I switched to laser standard, so I wouldn't have thought about
that.

As a former bug-fixer for a different software company, I can tell you that
there's usually a lengthy process between identification of the bug, fixing
the bug, and then integrating it into an update/path. Even if the fix is
simple or known, it can take months. Opensource really has commercial
software beat on that one!

-Billy
 

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