How to Correct Mistakes When Printing Checks in Quicken 2012 - dummies

How to Correct Mistakes When Printing Checks in Quicken 2012

By Stephen L. Nelson

What if you make a mistake entering a check in Quicken 2012? Don’t worry. If you haven’t yet printed the check, fixing mistakes is easy. If you press the PgUp and PgDn keys with the Write Checks window displayed, Quicken pages you through the check transactions.

That way, you can display any check that you wrote — but have not yet printed — in the Write Checks window. Or, an even easier way if you’ve got a lot of checks is to double-click the check in the list that appears beneath the check form. (Quicken adds a check to this list when you click the Record Check button.)

With the check redisplayed, you can fix the mistake in two ways:

  • If you incorrectly entered some bit of check information, move the cursor to the field with the incorrect data and just type over the data.

  • If you’re really mad or frustrated, you can delete the entire check by clicking the Delete button. Then you can re-enter the check — only this time, correctly.

Don’t use this method to delete a check that you’ve already printed. To void a check that you’ve already printed, follow these steps:

  1. You must first go into the Spending tab. To display the register, you can click the Accounts bar hyperlink for the account.

    The Accounts bar appears along the left edge of the Quicken program window.

  2. Find the check in the register, select the check, and void it by clicking the More Actions button and choosing the drop-down list’s Void Transaction command.

  3. Write something, such as VOID, in large letters across the face of the printed check.