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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

Using Quickbooks for Mac. I manually write checks, then record them in Quickbooks. To record checks I use the "write a check" feature (vs. entering bills and using the "pay bill" feature). The check number comes up as "To Print" and I can't change it to a check number without first printing a "check". I know it can be changed because at another company using the same version of Quickbooks and using the same "write a check" feature it automatically comes up with the next check number filled in (which I can change if I want). How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

Toggle the printer icon at the bottom of the write checks window.

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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

Toggle the printer icon at the bottom of the write checks window.

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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

This worked! I guess "To print" is the default setting because the "print this check later" (printer icon) was selected by default. That icon works as a toggle button so when I clicked it, it "unselected" the print later feature and put a check number on my check instead of "To print". Thanks so much!!!!
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

Can someone please tell me where the printer icon at the bottom of write checks window is? It is not on my QB. This is so annoying!
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

Ditto...I don't have a printer icon.  Can someone answer please
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

This thread is in reference to QuickBooks Mac.
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

See this screen shot

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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

Thank you!
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

I'm using QB online that you download onto my mac. Even online I don't see that toggle anywhere.
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Level 8

How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

In the online version it's right under the check number field, unless it's been relocated lately.
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

The check for Print later is there but there is no Printer icon that I can toggle. Thank you anyway. If anyone else know the answer for this, it would be great.
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

The printer icon is in QB Mac, QB Online you remove the check at "print later"
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

yes I understand that it is just annoying that when I uncheck "print later" it comes up with the wrong check number and then goes to print screen and doesn't go back to write check. It is a difference of about 20 clicks to write checks from what use to be about 5. Just a lot of ways to mess up. I want to print one check at at time. We just changed from QB on Windows to QB online on Mac. Definitely not as user friendly.
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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

do I have to do this each time or can save default not "to print"

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How do I set it up so that the "write a check" comes up with the next check number instead of "To print"?

Hi there, kay1234.

 

We're unable to set the Print Later option in the program. For now, we'll have to toggle the Printer icon at the bottom of the Write Checks window since the program uses the To Print option as the default printing settings. 

 

At times, we we roll out updates based from the request that we received from our customers. Rest assured, I'll be taking note of your suggestions and ideas.

 

I also encourage reading our FAQs page to know the different tricks in printing checks with QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

 

If there's anything else that I can help you with, please don't hesitate to visit us again. Stay safe and have a great rest of the day.

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