The Letter area
Under the check is a word processor to print the accompanying letter
together with the check. It works in all the single checks types of
paper. With one check on top or one check in the middle, the letter
will be printed below. With one check at the bottom, the letter is
printed above, on top of the sheet. With Personal size, the text is
always printed at the bottom of the sheet, in the area left blank on
pre-printed forms such as VersaCheck 3001.
The most interesting feature of the Letter area is the use of
variables that correspond to the content of the check. As you can
see on the screen shot above, the letter uses hashtag coded words
that will automatically pick the values of the check.
Any check can be displayed again, to view or print.
Printing blank checks
Print as many
blank checks as you want, to use them later like you would normal
Click on the check type icon last in the middle that says
"Standard". The check will become Personal, wallet-size (VersaCheck
Adding a background picture
Banks often adorn their checks with background pictures. You can do
the same with one of the twelve specially prepared pictures that
come with Check Writer III.
You can also use your own images.
Adding your signature
You can easily have Check Writer III sign your checks automatically.
Drag and drop the file over the signature area, in the lower right
side of the main screen. It will automatically be sized to fit.
Adding more pictures
You can add up to 9 pictures to each check.
Customizing the layout
element of the check can be moved just the same way as the picture
You can also change the font for mentions, would that be "Pay to",
the word amount, or "For". Right click and select "Change font". A
window appears (see right) when you can select any font.
If you use pre-printed checks that already have mentions such as
"Pay to" of "$", you can suppress their printing. Right click on the
element and select "Do not print". The element will turn blue and
will not be printed. Notice "Exactly" and "Date" appear light
green as they are used only for printing blank checks. But you can
suppress their printing as well if your check stock has these
elements already printed.
You can very precisely set top and left margin, as well as the height
of checks, to accommodate different kind of pre-printed forms.
The currency symbol, currency name and cents name can be changed, so
for instance in UK, one would use £, "Pounds", "Pence".
It is possible to backup the entirety of preferences and data
(pictures, account number, layout), and restore them later. Convenient
to change machine, for instance, or restore after a disk crash.
Every time you write a new check, the transaction is recorded in the
Register, where just like a paper records booklet, everything is
written. Your balance is also calculated automatically. The first
time you run the program, it contains only one line : Beginning
balance. Use your last statement or online access to set that value
in the Balance column.
Afterwards, the program will use that value as reference to
calculate the new balance.
register exactly as you would a records book. Columns are marked the
same way, and rows are easy to follow, thanks to the color
You can manage up to 15 different accounts and switch instantly.
can be printed on ordinary paper, but
also on any standard VersaCheck 3000 or commercial size check
refills. Such paper stock can be found at fine office supply store
such as Office Depot or Staples in three per page, or voucher
where the check is at top, middle or bottom position. Pre-printed
check stock usually comes with special security features such as
anti-copy, anti-scan and even holographic protection.
Writer III also supports Personal Wallet size paper. Checks will be
printed smaller, and on the right hand side. A stub is printed
on the left hand side of each check.
Comma or Tab separated files can be added to the Print Queue, so
checks can be prepared in a spreadsheet.
default, Check Writer III supports VersaCheck #1000, 1001,1002,
3000, and Personal Wallet Size #3001, but all forms can be used.
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