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How To Print in Quicken

Updated: 5/07/2012 | Article ID: GEN82652

About Printing in Quicken

You can print many types of documents to paper or PDF in Quicken, including lists, reports and graphs, transactions from a register (or a transaction list), budgets, forms, and planner pages. You can also print checks, cash flow forecasts, savings goals, and envelopes from the Address Book to paper.

Sometimes printing to paper or PDF isn't sufficient. You may want to open a report in a word processing program to further adjust the appearance, or in a spreadsheet program to deliver it to your financial advisor. To do so, you can print to a file, and then see the documentation for the program you want to use for additional instructions.

  1. Display the information you want to print.
  2. Select the appropriate option:
    • To print a report, budget, or form, click Print.
    • To print a check, register, transaction list, account, or Savings Plan, choose File  > Print - the exact wording of the menu item changes according to what you want to print. For example, if you want to print a check, you'll choose File menu > Print Checks.
  3. Select any options that you want to use; for example, you can select the font or the orientation of the document.
  4. Click OK to print.
  5. If you're printing to a PDF, enter a name for the PDF when Quicken requests this information, navigate to where you want to save the PDF, and click Save.

Some objects you print in Quicken have special requirements.

Print a Report and Graph On the Same Page

When you create a report with a corresponding graph, you have the option to include both the report and graph on the same page, or to include just the report or just the graph. Quicken prints whatever appears on-screen by default, but you can add or remove objects from the printed document by selecting or clicking to clear the Graph and Report check box options in the Print dialog.

Print a Report to File

To print a report to a file instead of a piece of paper, in the Print dialog, simply select the type of file you want to print to, and click OK:

  • ASCII Disk File is a good option if you want to edit the file with a word processor. Most word processors accept ASCII files. In the dialog where you name the file, you can specify the number of lines per page and the number of characters wide. If you set the number of lines per page to 0, Quicken prints the report as if it were on one long page.
  • Tab-delimited Disk File is Excel compatible.
  • You can print your report directly (export) to Excel.

Print a Budget

The print settings you apply to reports and graphs also apply to budgets.

You can customize the budget reports or graphs to keep categories that you haven't budgeted for from printing. After you create the budget report or graph, click Customize. Then click the Advanced tab, and in the Categories list, select Budgeted Only.

Print a Register or Transaction List

You can print transactions from any of Quicken's registers or transaction lists. When you do this, enter a title for the report and specify the range of dates you want to include.

For the transactions in a register (but not a transaction list), you can also select Print Split Transactions to include category, memo, and amount information from split lines. (If you're in an invoice/receivables register, you'll notice that the split line items on an invoice show as Form on your screen but as SPLIT on the printed report.)

Keep in mind that transactions print in the same order that they appear in the register. If you want your transactions to appear in another order, change the sort order of the register before printing.

 
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