Printing a check

crashbrown Unconfirmed, Member
In printing checks, the Memo comes out about 1/4 " too low. How can I correct that?


  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2021
    You can't.
    There are several lengthy discussions here about this issue. Some wanted the Memo text to print lower, so it doesn't show in the window of a window envelope ... now the Memo prints lower than the preprinted "Memo" header.
    Important is that it doesn't print within the area reserved for the MICR code line.
    And if you're using personal (Wallet) checks, 3 to a page, make sure you have selected "Wallet checks (Check 21 ...)" and not the old, unsupported "Wallet Checks" style.
  • Emerald
    Emerald Member
    how to print checks?
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Emerald said:
    how to print checks?

    1) Select and purchase Quicken-compatible pre-printed check forms:
    • Standard Checks: Standard Checks are business-size checks and measure 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches and have three checks per page for sheet-fed printers, such as laser, inkjet, or bubble jet. Standard checks for continuous-feed printers, such as dot matrix or tractor pin, are a continuous sheet of checks.
    • Voucher: This check style has one business-size check followed by two vouchers for sheet-fed printers or a check followed by one voucher for continuous-feed printers.
    • Wallet: Wallet checks are personal-size checks, 6 x 2 5/6 inches with a check stub on the side of each check.  They have three checks per page for sheet-fed printers, or a continuous sheet for continuous-feed printers.
      In Printer Setup be sure to select "Wallet Checks (Check 21 ...)" as the check style or your wallet checks will not print correctly.

    Quicken US version only: For a review of Quicken - compatible check styles and perhaps to order new check or envelope supplies, please see and (the website talks about checks for use with QuickBooks but the same style checks also work with Quicken) or order from any check printing company that offers Quicken/Quickbooks - compatible checks

    2) Printer Setup for printing checks

    Click File / Printer Setup / For printing checks to select the correct Check Style.
    For 3-per-page personal size checks choose "Wallet Checks (Check 21 ...)", not "Wallet Checks" (unless you still use some very old stock from many years ago)
    For 3-per-page business size checks choose "Standard Checks", not "Voucher Checks".
    For 1-per-page business size checks with 2 stubs choose "Voucher Checks".
    Canadian users need to select between 2 layout styles, e.g., old style "Voucher" vs. new style "Voucher - Image ready".
    You may have to scroll the list of check styles up or down to see all available styles.

    Also be sure to choose and test the proper selections for how to print a partial page in your printer … the settings to choose (e.g., horizontal vs. vertical feed) may depend on the make and model of printer that you use.

    3) Now you're ready to record your first check transaction and print the check

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