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How To Write a Check in Quicken

Updated: 5/08/2012 | Article ID: GEN82335

  1. Click on Banking on the top menu bar, then select Write Checks
  2. Select the account into which you'd like to record the payment.
  3. Enter the payee name.
  4. On the $ line, enter the amount of the check.
  5. Enter the payee's address. (Optional)
  6. On the Category line, enter a category.
  7. Enter a memo. (Optional)
    Because the memo may be visible if you mail the check in a window envelope, you may prefer to enter confidential information in a message box. To display the message box, choose Options and select Allow Entry of Extra Message on Check.
  8. Select the Online Payment check box, for online payments. (Optional)
    The contents of the Memo field may not be included on any physical check printed, depending on your payment processor.
  9. Click Record Check.
    Quicken saves the check in the register.


  • For checks you write away from home, use the paper checks you already have, or fill in an Intuit check by hand. The next time you use Quicken, enter the transactions in your checking account register.
  • When you order your Intuit checks, indicate a starting number considerably higher than your existing paper check numbers. For example, if your personal check numbers are in the 1000 range, begin your Intuit checks at 3001. That way, you avoid confusion or possible duplication of numbers.
  • Quicken can easily manage two sets of check numbers in one account. The bank does not care about which numbers you use on your checks. Check numbers are for your own records.
  • To write a postdated check, change the date to the date on which you would like the check to be payable.
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