Write, print, edit, or void a check

Every bank transaction is entered into its bank account register. After you record a check, you cannot delete it. If a check is incorrect, you can edit it or mark it Void. (You cannot edit vendor checks.)

 Tip   If you frequently create checks that have the same field or line item information, you can save a check as a template that you can reuse. For more information, see Create a recurring document.

ShowWrite a check

  1. On the Banking menu, click Write Checks.
  2. Enter the information on the Check form.

 Note   If you are writing a check to a party who has multiple relationships with your company (for example, as a customer and also as a vendor), make sure you select the Payee name from the correct list.

  1. If you have purchased checks from Checks and Forms for Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, select the To be printed check box.
  2. On the toolbar, do one of the following:
    • To close the check, click Save and Close.
    • To save your check and write another check, click Save and New.
    • To save the check as a template that you can reuse, click Recurring.

ShowPrint a check

If you have purchased checks from Checks and Forms for Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, you can print checks for which you have selected the To be printed check box on the Check form.

 Note   If you just want a record of the check, you can also print checks to a blank page.

  1. On the Banking menu, click Print Checks.
  2. In the Print Checks dialog box, click the arrow next to Account, and then click the bank account name.
  3. In the Starting check no. field, specify a check number for the first check to print.

 Note   Accounting 2008 tracks the number of the last check printed and automatically fills in the next check number.

  1. Select one or more checks you want to print.

 Note   To select all checks in the list, select the check box next to the Date heading.

  1. Click Print.
  2. Select options in the Print dialog box, and then click OK.
  3. Confirm that the selected checks printed correctly, and then click Close.

ShowEdit a check

You cannot edit a bill payment to a vendor. If you want to change a bill payment, you must void it and add a new bill payment.

  1. On the Banking menu, click Account Register.
  2. Click the arrow next to Bank Account, and then select an account.
  3. Double-click the check that you want to edit.
  4. On the toolbar, click Edit.
  5. Enter the information on the Check form.
  6. On the toolbar, do one of the following:
    • To close the check, click Save and Close.
    • To save your changes and write a new check, click Save and New.
    • To save the check as a template that you can reuse, click Recurring.

ShowVoid a check

  1. On the Banking menu, click Account Register.
  2. Click the arrow next to Bank Account, and then select an account.
  3. Double-click the check that you want to void.
  4. On the Actions menu, click Void.
  5. To confirm, click Yes.
  6. On the File menu, click Close.
  7. To exit the Account Register, click Close on the toolbar.

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Applies to:
Accounting 2008