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How can I change the column widths in the checkbook register window?

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QuickBooks Team

How can I change the column widths in the checkbook register window?

Allow me to provide you a few information about the checkbook register and I'm here to help you in any way, neal6.


At this time, changing the checkbook register's column width isn't possible. If you want to add some information to the columns, you can create a tracker as a workaround. To do this, you can run and customize the QuickReport of the specific account.


Here's how:

  1. Click Lists, and go to Chart of Accounts.
  2. Right-click on the bank account.
  3. Select QuickReport: [bank account].
  4. Click the Customize Report button then filter the necessary information.
  5. Click OK.

Then, export the report to Excel. From there, you'll be able to adjust the columns and add additional information if necessary. Next, save the file to Excel. You can consider this as your register tracker.


You can also customize the reports to show the specific data you need before exporting it to Excel. I got this article that will guide you through the steps: Customize reports in QuickBooks Desktop.


I encourage you to visit our Help articles page. From there, you can read helpful articles that can guide you in your future task.


Keep in touch if you have any other concerns about the checkbook register. Should you have other questions in the future, don't hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

Level 2

How can I change the column widths in the checkbook register window?

If you can't make the columns manually adjustable, you should at least make them a percentage-width of the screen like the Payee field. Right now, DATE, NUMBER, PAYMENT, DEPOSIT, and BALANCE are all fixed width. Our bank's online bill pay system generates an eight character check number which doesn't fit within the existing NUMBER column. And there's no 'hover tip' to reveal the entire string.



QuickBooks Team

How can I change the column widths in the checkbook register window?

Hello, Jay. 


I appreciate sharing your suggestion with us about the width of the columns in the bank register. 


As what MariaSoledadG pointed out, the columns on the bank register has a fixed column width. In addition to their response, you can adjust the columns through the QuickReport workaround instead. 


I'd also recommend sending this suggestion to our developers. They'll review this idea and might consider adding it in the future. Click the Help menu, hover on Send Feedback Online, then select Product Suggestion


If you're using the Bank Feeds feature, you can check this article if you need help handling your bank transactions: Add and match Bank Feed transactions in QuickBooks Desktop


I'm willing to help you out again in managing your register or your bank transactions. Just let me know what you need to do, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. I can also help you with other tasks in QuickBooks Desktop. 

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