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How to align preprinted pay cheques

You can adjust alignment of and print preprinted pay cheques in QuickBooks Online Payroll Enhanced.

Align and print your preprinted cheque stock

Note: QuickBooks supports voucher-style preprinted cheque stock, with the check in the upper third and a stub in the bottom two thirds. You can order cheque stock from Intuit preprinted with your bank and company information.

Here's how to align and print your preprinted cheque stock:

  1. Go to Settings, then select Payroll Settings.
  2. In the Preferences section, select Pay cheque Printing
  3. Select Preprinted QuickBooks-compatible voucher cheque stock.
  4. Select Print 2 stubs or Print 1 stub, then OK.
  5. To start aligning the cheques, select Open Alignment Window.
  6. Align checks in QuickBooks printer setup
  7. Follow the instructions then enter best fit letter and number.

Printing troubleshooting tips

The following are some of the scenarios that you may encounter when printing preprinted pay cheques.

Printing too high

Choose a letter further down the list to move the information down the page. For example, if the current letter in the field for Which letter appears just above the Pay to the Order of line? is L, enter a letter from M - X that moves the information down enough to align with your cheque stock. (This is the line where the employee's name is printed.)

Printing too low

Choose a letter further up the list to move the information up the page. For example, if the current letter in the field for Which letter appears just above the Pay to the Order of line? is L, enter a letter from A - K that moves the information up enough to align with your cheque stock. (This is the line where the employee's name is printed.)

Printing too far left

Choose a higher number on the list to move the information to the right of the page. For example, if the current number in the field for Which number appears completely to the right of the dollar sign? is 5, enter a number from 6 - 9 that moves the information right enough to align with your cheque stock.

Printing too far right

Choose a lower number on the list to move the information to the left of the page. For example, if the current number in the field for Which number appears completely to the right of the dollar sign? is 5, enter a number from 0-4 that moves the information left enough to align with your cheque stock.

Related articles and information

To adjust alignment for other payroll services' pay cheques or other forms:

To adjust alignment for non-payroll cheques or other forms, see related articles:

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