How do I Change Settings for Writing Checks

  1. Choose Edit menu > Preferences
  2. In the left pane, click Write Checks
  3. In the right pane, select the settings you want to use.

    • Printed date style
      This option prints the year in two or four digits; for example, 11 or 2011. Depending on your printer, font, and check style, you may have difficulty printing the four-digit year.

      The Regional and Language Options in the Windows Control Panel also affects the way Quicken displays dates. 

    • Spell currency units
      When this option is selected, Quicken will specify and spell out the currency unit in the second amount field (for example, "Thirty Dollars Only" vs. "Thirty Only").

    • Allow entry of extra message on check
      Adds an extra message line to the check and prints it where it can't be seen from the transparent window on the envelope. You can use it for confidential information such as credit account numbers.

      If you add a message and then clear this check box, Quicken saves the text of the message. You can restore the message by selecting this check box again.

      You add the message only from the Write Checks window (Tools menu > Write and Print Checks).

    • Print categories on voucher checks
      Voucher checks have a perforated, attached voucher page that allows room for more descriptive memos or itemized breakdown of the payment. With this setting, you can print category information from split transactions on the attachment. Quicken can print up to 16 lines of split information on the attachment.

  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Search Support:

Search form

Tip: To find out which version of Quicken you are using, open Quicken go to Help menu and select About Quicken.