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Check printing confirmation shows wrong check number

When I want to print a check, I click "write checks" from the banking menu.  This gives me the check screen where I Can fill in the payee, etc...  The number on the check displayed on the screen matches the number of the check printed on my check - in this case "1009".  However, once I print the check, I always get a dialog box which says "Did check# <some number> print correctly?".  The problem is that the check number the dialog box is asking about is never the right check number.  I've attached a screen shot.


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Best answer 12-10-2018

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Not in the screen for the check, but in the Print functio...

Not in the screen for the check, but in the Print function, for the next check #.

QB tries to help keep you on track. When you are entering the check, it might be showing what is the next #or not. But when you selected for this check to be Printed, you are essentially changing the concept, and the program then is expecting you to enter the Check # in the box for printing. It is expecting you to enter it, because you just did this :

Entered #1009, then want to Print,  instead.

Whether or not you see the right # when doing your data entry, you always have to tell QB the first number for the check stock you just loaded in the printer, which might be different than whatever you just did before printing.
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Not in the screen for the check, but in the Print functio...

Not in the screen for the check, but in the Print function, for the next check #.

QB tries to help keep you on track. When you are entering the check, it might be showing what is the next #or not. But when you selected for this check to be Printed, you are essentially changing the concept, and the program then is expecting you to enter the Check # in the box for printing. It is expecting you to enter it, because you just did this :

Entered #1009, then want to Print,  instead.

Whether or not you see the right # when doing your data entry, you always have to tell QB the first number for the check stock you just loaded in the printer, which might be different than whatever you just did before printing.
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ahhhhh.  this works perfectly.  thank you.

ahhhhh.  this works perfectly.  thank you.
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This does not work perfectly if you write one check and p...

This does not work perfectly if you write one check and print one check at a time.  Please tell us how your stop QB from assigning check numbers.  I have chosen the check number I wish and QB is correctly assigning the next consecutive check number BUT as soon as you push print QB decides you don't know what you want and changes the number back.  Very frustrating.
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russreno, You haven't actually "chosen" a check # while t...

russreno, You haven't actually "chosen" a check # while this is on the screen. You will "assign" the check # for Printing, which is done in the Print Check pop up, because you need to use the # you just loaded into the Printer, in reality. Then, the check is given the check # by QB when you click OK to acknowledge it printed OK.

Entering on the screen while creating the check to start with is essentially telling the bookkeeping "I already wrote it, on this check #." Then, choosing to Print It, tells the program, "No, I decided I will Print It, afterall."

These are Completely different uses of the Check # functionality. One is "I already wrote it" and one is "I am going to load it in the printer, so here is the # I just loaded."
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On your next print correct the number sequence from the p...

On your next print correct the number sequence from the print window.
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When printing the check, enter the 1st check number that...

When printing the check, enter the 1st check number that is to be printed.

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Do you mean on the check on the screen?  If that's the ca...

Do you mean on the check on the screen?  If that's the case, it is already filled incorrectly - in this case, check # 1009.