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Check number field


The check number for 2019 can not fit our 8-digit check number.  Is there anyway I can reduce the font size or increase the column width? I prefer to increase to the column width. 

I'll appreciate any suggestions. Thank you. 


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Check number field

Hi there, @Kenjimaxx.


Thanks for dropping by the Community. I'm here to help make sure your concern about the check number field is taken care of.


Just to confirm, are you referring to the check number field in the register? If so, QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) doesn't have the option to either reduce the font size or increase the column width at this time. You can open that specific transaction by double-clicking it to view the complete check number as a workaround.


Just in case, you can also check out this article for future reference: Create, modify, and print checks.


This should answer your question for today. Please let me know if you're referring to something else by leaving a comment below. I'm always here to help you out. Take care and have a great rest of the day!

Level 1

Check number field

I use the "NUMBER" field on my check register to indicate not only a check number but also a TRANSFER, VENMO payment, ZELLE payment, or even CASH payment.  I've been doing this manually (would be GREAT to have a drop down!!)  but now there is a 'default' value in the field that is there every time I enter a new transaction.  I don't know how it got there and it is NOT a value that I have ever used.  Any suggestions on how I can fix this?


Check number field

Hi there, @Steve104.


QuickBooks Desktop has a setting feature where it will remember the previous information and continue to increment just like the check number. Thus the option to have a drop-down for the number field in the check register is unavailable. 


Also, to fix the issue about the incorrect default number field in the register, let's perform some troubleshooting steps to figure out if your company file or QuickBooks program itself is causing the issue. 


To start, let's make sure that QuickBooks Desktop is updated to the latest release. Sometimes, unexpected behavior like this can be resolved by updating the program.


If you get the same result, let's isolate this issue by creating a transaction in a sample company file. Go to the register and check if you see the default number.  If it works in that file, reopen your company file and run the Verify and Rebuild Data tools. They are used to locate commonly known data issues and resolves them. Please check the following link for the steps: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.


Drop me a comment below if you have any other questions. Have a great day. 

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Check number field

Please tell me how to change the setting feature where Desktop will remember the previous information and continue to increment just like the check number.

Joesem M
QuickBooks Team

Check number field

Thanks for joining this thread, @NACH.


I'm here to help change the setting to auto-fill information, like check number in QuickBooks.


Here's how:


  1. Click the Edit menu at the top, then select Preferences.
  2. Select Checking, then click Company Preferences.
  3. Uncheck the box beside Autofill payee account number in check memo.
  4. Click OK.

Also, you can browse this article: Create, modify, and print checks. It contains resources that can seamlessly guide you on how to write a check, print checks, memorize a check, etc.


If you have any more questions or concerns, I'm always here to help. Have a safe and productive rest of your day!


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