How can I print onto a cheque.



lefthand156
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
My sister recently had a major stroke and as a result cannot write very well.
To help her be more independent I'm trying to find out how she can print
information onto a cheque. She is currently using Windows XP with Office 2003
and I know nothing about how to use the Office software (basically because I
find it too complicated). If anyone can help me help my sister I would be
most grateful.

Thank you.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Although you can probably print checks with Word, this is certainly not the
easiest way to do it. Applications such as Microsoft Money and Intuit's
Quicken are set up to print checks (using special check forms created for
the purpose). To do it from Word, though, you will first need to make sure
that her printer can handle something as small as a check (assuming it's the
usual wallet size). If so, then the next step is to use a ruler to determine
where the print needs to go. Align it using Space Before, a table, or text
boxes, and keep making test prints on plain paper until you get a result
that lines up acceptably with the lines on the check.

Since your sister will still have to sign the checks, it would undoubtedly
be much easier for her to just get someone else to write the checks for her
to sign. If she has any kind of household help or health care aide, this
person could do it. Or, if she still has access to a typewriter, it would be
much easier to type the checks than to try to print them from Word.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"lefthand156" <lefthand156@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:51C69405-9ED8-44D7-ABA6-5382D0995C92@microsoft.com...
> My sister recently had a major stroke and as a result cannot write very
well.
> To help her be more independent I'm trying to find out how she can print
> information onto a cheque. She is currently using Windows XP with Office
2003
> and I know nothing about how to use the Office software (basically because
I
> find it too complicated). If anyone can help me help my sister I would be
> most grateful.
>
> Thank you.


How can I print onto a cheque.