Checks are printed in
GnuCash from the account register.
GnuCash provides the
ability to print to several standard Quicken Checks (including US Letter) or to make
a custom check format. Check position and Date formats are also customizable.
To print a single check in
GnuCash, select the transaction to print a check for
and go to → .
This will open the Print Checks properties dialog to print the selected transaction.
To print multiple checks in
GnuCash execute a search to find the transactions
you wish to print. With the search results window as the front window go to
→ . This will open
the Print Checks properties dialog to print all the transactions in the search results window.
The Print Checks dialog has two tabs. The first tab, Options, is used to setup the most common options to print a check. The second tab, Custom format, is used to setup the position of various fields on the check. It is useful to print a test check to a plain piece of paper first and use that to make any adjustments needed.
The default selection in Options is for Quicken/Quickbooks (tm) US-Letter checks.
Check format: Test with Quicken first then use custom if the position is incorrect.
Check position: This sets if the Top, Middle or Bottom check is printed. Custom is used if the position of the checks on the page is incorrect.
Date format: The default here is set in the Preferences International section. Choose a date format. This can also be adjusted by the Use of the Months: and Years: lines. Custom allows the date format to be set in the Format: box (%m means month, %d means day, %Y means year) A Sample of the format chosen is displayed below.
Address: This sets the address of the Payee, if the check format includes a space for it and you are printing a single check.
The Custom format tab has two sections. The top half of the window (above the dividing line) allows you to position the fields in each check. It contains two columns to enter in the X and Y co-ordinates of the field position on the check. Positions in the Custom Check Format entry area are specified with x = 0 at the left edge of the check with x increasing to the right, and y = 0 at the top edge of the check with y increasing as you travel down. (If you are using a version of GTK prior to 2.10, then y = 0 is at the bottom of the page and y increases as you travel up.)
The part of the custom format tab below the dividing line contains fields to position the entire check correctly on the page. The Translation field is the distance from the top left corner and the Rotation field rotates the check clockwise by the indicated amount.
The Units field in the bottom half of the window specifies the units used in all the fields in both halves of the window.
GnuCash Document dialog is presented. Press
to print the check.