Selecting or Changing Fonts for Printing

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Windows
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Instructions

  1. Choose File menu > Printer Setup, then select the object you're preparing to print (Example: Reports/Graphs, Checks, or Invoices).
  2. Click the font you want to change:
    • Reports: To adjust the font used for titles and headings, click Heading Font. To adjust the font used for all other text, click Body Font.
    • Checks: To adjust the font for any field except the numeric dollar amount field, click Font. Due to Check 21 restrictions, the numeric dollar amount field prints as Arial (font), Regular (font style), 10 pt (font size) and cannot be changed.
    • Invoices/Forms (only in Quicken Home & Business): To adjust the font used for the company address, click Company Font. To adjust the font used for all text you enter such as the line items and customer message, click Main Font.
      You can use the Invoice Printer Setup dialog to specify fonts for invoices that were not edited in the Forms Designer (only in Quicken Home & Business). For invoices edited in the Forms Designer, the fonts you select there will print regardless of the settings you select here in the Invoice Printer Setup dialog.
  3. Change any combination of the font, font style, and size, and click OK.

    The font list displays all the fonts available on your printer. Once you select a font, the Font style list displays the styles available for the font you selected, and the Size list shows the character sizes available for the font you selected.

    For best results with reports and invoices, select the Regular font style a size between 9 and 12. For best results with checks, use the Regular or Bold font style and a size between 9 and 12. Due to Check 21 restrictions, you cannot change the font, font style, and font size of the numeric dollar amount field in checks. For more information, see the note at the end of this topic.

    As you make font selections, check in the Sample box to see what the font will look like. For some fonts, this is only an approximation.

  4. Click OK to save your new font selections.

To change report fonts

  1. From the Quicken File menu, choose Printer Setup, and then choose For Reports/Graphs.
  2. Click Heading Font to select the font, style, and size you want to use in your report titles and headings:
    • The Font list displays the fonts available on your printer.
    • The Font style list displays available styles for the font you selected. In general, select Regular for the best results.
    • The Size list displays available character sizes for the font you selected. For most fonts, character sizes ranging from 9 to 12 give the best results.
    • As you make your selections, look in the Sample area of the window for an approximation of how your selections will appear on the report.
  3. Click OK to close the Select Heading Font window.
  4. Click Body Font to select the font, style, and size you want to use in your report's main text and graphs.
  5. When finished, click OK to save your changes.

Other

What is Check 21?

Check 21 is a new federal law enacted on October 28, 2004, to help banks handle more checks electronically. Because check scanners may reject checks that use an incompatible font style or size in the numeric dollar amount field, you can print only checks from Quicken that use Arial (font), Regular (font style), 10 pt (font size) in this field. The font style and size of all other typed fields do not interfere with the Check 21 restrictions, so you again have the flexibility to change this information in Quicken.

Tell me about fonts

If you don't select a font, Quicken chooses a font for you (usually Arial). For the fonts you select:

  • Fonts with the double T icon are TrueType fonts. TrueType fonts appear in the Sample box and in Print Preview just as they do on the page. (Some printer and screen fonts don't resize properly (they aren't scalable). If you experience problems with a font, try a TrueType font instead.)
  • Fonts with the printer icon are approximated in the Sample box and in Print Preview, but they may print faster than TrueType fonts print.
  • Fonts without an icon are screen fonts. You can view these fonts on-screen, but Quicken substitutes the closest nonscreen font when you print.
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