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Check numbering

We write very few checks anymore but use mostly ACH.  After entering all of my bills and pressing "ready to pay" I manually enter "ACH" into the check number for each one (50 or more weekly).  Is there a way to automatically have this entered or at least be able to copy and paste the entire lot.  I use ACH for about 50 payments a week and then print about 10 more paper checks.  thanks

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Check numbering

Glad to see you in the Community, 1313smh.


Yes, there’s a way to enter the ACH without manually typing it to all lines in the Check No. column. You can use Ctrl + C to copy the information in the first line and then Ctrl + V to paste it. Let me walk you through the step by step process:


  1. On the Pay Bills page, mark the boxes for the entries you’re trying to pay.
  2. In the Method section, click the drop-down and choose the appropriate payment mode.
  3. Then, mark the radio button for the Assign check number and hit the Pay Selected Bills button.
  4. Go to the Check No. field and type ACH in the first line.
  5. Next, highlight ACH and press Ctrl + C on your keyboard to copy the information.
  6. Then, press Ctrl + V on your keyboard to paste ACH into each line.
  7. Once done, click OK.WRITE CHK.png WRITE CHK.1.png WRITE CHK.png WRITE CHK.1.png

For additional information, let me share a guide that lists all shortcut keys to help easily navigate in QuickBooks: Keyboard shortcuts in QuickBooks Desktop.


Additionally, this link provides an overview of how to manage checks. It also includes instructions on how to resolve common issues and unexpected results when writing checks: Create, modify, and print checks.

Keep me posted if you need further assistance with any of these steps. I’ll jump right back in help and make sure this is taken care of for you. Enjoy the rest of the day.

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