Problems with Check Printing using Multiple Printers & only wanting to print a single check (edit)

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David Gray
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I am a longtime Quicken user, currently running Quicken Classic Business & Personal (R56.9). I use two inket printers at my home. Unfortunately, my newer printer (HP Office Jet Pro 9010) can only correctly print Quicken checks (three to a page business checks) when there are three checks (i.e., full page) or two checks. When I try to print just a single check, the HP printer always misaligns the paper and the check is unusable. This forces me to use an older Canon inkjet printer when I have just one check remaining on a page. While inconvenient, I'm OK with doing this EXCEPT for the fact that when I return Quicken's Printer Setup for Printing Checks to my preferred HP printer, it loses the Alignment settings, forcing me to manually change them every time this happens. Has anyone else experienced this issue? It seems like this should be a relatively easy software patch/fix for Quicken to make.

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  • Quicken Anja
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    Hello @David Gray,

    If you haven't already, I suggest that you Reset all Quicken printer settings by following the steps provided below. However, we do recommend that you save a backup of your data file first (just in case).

    1. Open the File menu.
    2. Validate and Repair File...
    3. At the bottom of the Validate and Repair window, check the box for "Reset all Quicken printer settings".
    4. Close the Data Log when it opens
    5. Close Quicken (keep closed for at least 5 seconds)
    6. Reopen Quicken

    Once that is done, see if the issue persists.

    Hope this helps!

    -Quicken Anja
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  • UKR
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    How are you feeding the single check into your HP printer?

    To resolve your check printing issue you can try to use form leaders to feed your printer with a proper 8.5x11" sheet while printing a partial 1- or 2-checks page in normal portrait orientation. See https://intuitmarket.intuit.com/supplies/forms/form-leaders for an example of form leaders. Check your local office supply store, search on the Internet or order from Intuit.

    If all else fails, how about using your old Canon printer for all your check printing needs, full page as well as partial page? Or do like I do …

    I do something similar, using an old Epson CX4800 for check printing and a newer Epson WF for reports.
    I use Voucher Checks (1 business size check + 2 stubs on an 8.5x11" sheet). My printers do not have a manual feed tray or 2nd paper tray that can easily be reconfigured to feed partial pages (1 or 2 checks left from a 3-checks-per-page sheet), so for my occasional check printing needs Voucher Checks are easiest to use.
    When making a purchase decision for a new supply of check forms and considering your own check stock to use, consider how easy or difficult it is to feed special forms or odd-size partial pages into your printer.