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Can I edit the check template?

 I want to be able to edit the check template so that I can change positioning of the address and memo line.  How do I do this?
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Best answer 12-10-2018

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You must use QB compatible checks. You cannot edit the te...

You must use QB compatible checks. You cannot edit the template, you can only select the style and adjust the alignment from the print window.
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When I have tried to move the alignment, a grid prints on...

When I have tried to move the alignment, a grid prints on the top left of the check. How do I get rid of that?
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Remove the check mark at alignment in the print window.

Remove the check mark at alignment in the print window.
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You must use QB compatible checks. You cannot edit the te...

You must use QB compatible checks. You cannot edit the template, you can only select the style and adjust the alignment from the print window.
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That sucks.  I use Quicken checks. Intuit should really a...

That sucks.  I use Quicken checks. Intuit should really allow you to move things around. I guess that's a way for them to maintain a monopoly over what checks will work with the software.  Although I haven't looked into it, I am assuming that is why they want to sell you special window envelopes. The  placement of the address on the checks does not line up correctly with your standard issue window envelopes.
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I agree! I am testing my 30day trial - converting Peachtr...

I agree! I am testing my 30day trial - converting Peachtree to QuickBooks and now my 1000 checks are not compatible! I am already spending enough on apps and more that i should not have to order checks when I have so many. Peachtree gave me the option to choose which check style I have. I'm on the fence now. I decided to go with QuickBooks because Peachtree said my 2011 software was obsolete and I couldn't accept credit card purchases until I upgraded to the 2014 software. It was ridicules to spend $300 to continue using the same software when I can purchase QuickBooks for $200. I now see that $200 plus $200 for QuickBooks + checks is more expensive than $300 to upgrade.
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Re: You must use QB compatible checks. You cannot edit the te...

I do use QB compatible checks, and the memo does not print in the correct place.  Come on Intuit, can't I just move it up a little?

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Re: You must use QB compatible checks. You cannot edit the te...

Hello, jwnich3, cheipel, Dmrowley .

 

Editing the check template is currently unavailable. To fix issues when printing checks, let’s first try to update your QuickBooks release version. Once done, install and run the Print and PDF Repair tool.

 

Though, if you’re still having issues after trying the steps above, I’d recommend contacting the support team for further assistance:

 

  1. Click Help at the top.
  2. Select QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  3. Click Contact us link at the bottom.
  4. Type in your concern under Ask a question (or tell us what's wrong). 
  5. Click Continue. 

I’ll also make sure to take note of your desired way of printing and editing checks then share it with our engineers for future updates.

 

Post your questions again here in the Community if you have other concerns about QuickBooks.

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Re: Can I edit the check template? I agree with this. For all the updates to QB, just installed 2019 Premier, I still can't edit the check layout without moving all fields. The memo is the part that is too low. Also, for the many people who convert to QB, using their existing check stock would be wonderful!

 
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Re: Can I edit the check template? I agree with this. For all the updates to QB, just installed 2...

Thank you suggesting to make the check template customizable, CJDay. I'll share this with our engineers.

 

I've heard other users are able to print checks from other vendors in QuickBooks with no issues. However, we can't guarantee if checks from other vendors will always work in our program. 

 

On the other hand, we offer compatible checks that you can use in your daily transactions. You can order through QuickBooks Checks & Supplies. Just hover your mouse's pointer on the Phone icon to get the number.

 

You can always go back to this thread if you have other questions on checks.

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Re: Can I edit the check template? I agree with this. For all the updates to QB, just installed 2...

That is a horrible answer. I sincerely hope the Engineers there aren't under the impression this issue has been resolved because it certainly has not. There are many reasons to need the ability to alter the check print format including controlling which fields available will actually print. Moving the name and address lines, whether or not a check number prints, etc... This is supposed to be a broad user base compatible software and this inhibits that in a significant way. Is there any plans to give endusers the ability to freely format the check printing layout in the near future? I only ask because like many others on this thread and some I have met in person, may select a different product that would allow it so i dont have to have the added expense of having multiple check formats for one bank account. You see, often times the checks businesses print are used for more than one software program and it sucks if one of those programs doesnt allow you to use the same checks.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Can I edit the check template? I agree with this. For all the updates to QB, just installed 2...

Hello there, @SScottKing.


I can see that a lot of customers have the same need about being able to customize the check print format. Ideas like this help identify what we need to improve on.


I’ll send this feature request on your behalf for consideration in future product updates. To keep you in the loop about the latest news and product releases, please visit this site: Firm of the Future.


If you want to check all updates, go to the Product & Industry News menu to select QuickBooks Product Updates. From there, you’ll see tabs with different topics.

 

To see the complete details, click which one you want to view.

 

The Community has your back. If you have further questions or concerns, please know I’m always ready to answer you. Have a good one.