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Check printing software for Mac?

Anyone know of a check printing program that works with Mac (OS 10)? Of course, assuming there is such a program, I'll have to figure out how to get Quicken to actually fill out the checks, but that's another kettle of fish. Thanks.

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Check Printing

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I see many people using Quicken to print checks. All with version of Quicken that is less than 2006 though.
I do not know of any specific check printing programs though.

What problems are you having with Quicken?

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Clarification

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I'm looking for software that creates blank checks, with all the data on them-account and routing numbers, bank information, etc.-that will then be filled in via Quicken. [Theoretically, at least-I've so far been unable to get Quicken for Mac 2006 to fill in or ''print'' the blank checks I've already run off using my old PC and Windows-based check printing software--Versacheck, which doesn't make (or stopped making) a Mac version of its program. I'm using fairly standard style checks-three to a page, stubs on the left, and I'll be damned if I can figure out how to get things aligned-a simple process, IIRC, on Windows Quicken and one I've used for years. Actually, I think I aligned the checks very easily once, and never had to mess with the settings again, even after installing new versions of Q.]

So, not to be too redundant, check printing is two-stage process-first you create the checks (the program I'm looking for), then you fill in or print the checks with the specific transaction information using Quicken (or, presumably, some other accounting/financial software).

Thanks,

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Interesting

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The people I mentioned are using pre-printed checks from somewhere. Also using a Quicken version that is less than 6.
Have you called Intuit about this problem, which I believe is fairly widespread?


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Interesting for a hacker?

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?or spyware program to use your Quicken and account information
so that they may use yours. Also to print out another batch of checks.
Hope you don't have your signature stored any place on your computer.
Are you safe printing out your own checks? Watermarks?

Peter. I am guessing on this one. Possible to hack?
What are your thoughts?

-Kevin

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Check Printing

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Check printing has been around for a very long time. I believe Quicken has done it since version one. A money management program without the ability to print checks is not complete.
I'm sure the company you work for do not write every check by hand. This is the same only on a smaller scale. The check still has to be signed by hand though. I think you are in more danger of being ripped off by writing a paper check to a third party.
Every single piece of information that is required to plunder your account is right there on the check and that includes your signature. Take a look: Bank Code, Account Number and signature. What more do I need to take money from your account?


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Check Printing

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Peter, I thought that I was guessing at what would happen to writing your own checks.
Glad to see that anyone is at risk to print their own checks.

Once your signature is on a check or any document, anyone can scan it and use it electronically for any reason that they want.
SPOOKY to think about!!

What are those drive-by guys called listening to your computer using
for software to gather all your information that is transmitted electronically from a computer, business or home?
Transmitting from one computer room in your home to another computer room in your home sort of thing. Anyone within 100 yards of your home are able to record and store this from the computer.
It was discussed about a year ago on the CNET Forums.
Wireless communication of some sort.

Peter, would you ever use wireless communication for any reason?
Seems so risky to use.

-Kevin

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Checks

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I was not talking about the risks of printing your own checks, but of the risk of using ANY paper checks. Just like the ones you buy from the bank.

I use wireless at the house but have the network secured, it requires anyone to know the name of the network and the long, secure password to join it. The network does not announce its presence by broadcasting its SSID so it is reasonably safe.

At the hospital we use wireless all over the building and not only do you have to know the network is there and what its name is, you need the long password AND the system authenticates your password and name against a list of authorized users. If you are not on the list, you don't get in.

Just remember to secure your wireless network correctly and you will be reasonably safe

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Checks and balances

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Pete, Thanks for the interesting security info.

-Kevin

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Dammit! Just answer the question!

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We don't have to go into the theories of printing checks. Just answer the damn question so I can know too.

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Here's the answer. You need MICR printers.

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MICR Printer

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OK, so that's the printer sorted out. Unfortunately we are back to the original question that, apparently, some people cannot wait for an answer on.

The original poster is looking for software that actually produces the checks so that he can print them on his brand new MICR printer

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Many programs can do this.

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For example the MICR fonts are out there to be downloaded then you whip up a check in Word now you have the font and MICR printer.

There are a new batch of computer owners that expect to find "click here" software and will not apply themselves. The good thing is I rarely find them on CNet forums.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) Point taken

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printing personal check on quicken

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how do you adjust the settings to print a personal check using quicken on a mac?

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Check printing on the Imac

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I have used Qicken for years in Windows as well as the Versacheck progam to actually print the blank checks. As I'm in the process of moving over to MAC I have searched the internet for software for blank check printing and cannot locate it anywhere.

P., Did I understand the earlier versions of OS had blank check printing in Quicken? It has never been available in any Quicken version I have ever owned for Windows!

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Not quite what I meant

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sorry if I caused you any confusion.
I meant that I had seen people printing checks but all their checks were apparently purchased either from the bank or from Quicken.

My bad

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(NT) (NT) Sorry, I probably just misread it!

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ex - Versacheck user

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I have been using Versacheck for a number of years and love it. Although the bank hates me for not using MICR toner. But the banks here in the US need to upgrade thier old system to OCR. (Even Mexico has gone to OCR!)
So I ''upgraded'' to an Imac and am also looking for the Mac version of Versacheck. I have found one that prints just a blank check but none that fills in also - like the Versacheck.
I'll update u on my success or failure!

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No Versacheck for Mac

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AFAIK, there is no Mac version of the Versacheck software. Please let me know if you find a substitute. I hate to have to go back to paying inflated bank charges for printing checks.

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Mac software for printing blank checks

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I'm somewhat relieved to see that others are having difficulty finding Mac software to do this simple task. I love graphic design/desktop publishing, and don't want to pay someone else to preprint my checks.

Have you had any success finding Mac software? The only other option I can see is to use Virtual PC and use the Windows Versicheck.

I have an iMac G3 with 10.3.9

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No success

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have you had any success in creating a Check Template in Word or Appleworks?

That would work just as well


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Check printing with Mac

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great minds.....I create just about everything else, so why not checks (I have the magnetic ink cartridge - my bank still uses MICR). I had figured I might be doing that instead of getting more software. I really don't want to buy into the Virtual PC thing just for check writing software either.
Thanks for responding,

Mari

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Template

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Imagine this.
There were a number of people wanting this software. You have the ability to create the template for Word or AppleWorks (maybe)
You even know where to get the magnetic ink cartridge.

Bundle them up and offer them to the have nots.

Just a thought.

Happy

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Great minds again!

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and the MICR fonts to go with it....
hmmm...

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