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What's important about checking preferences

Your personal preferences

These settings enable you to specify default accounts to use for QuickBooks forms. If you don't make a selection, QuickBooks opens each form showing the last used account.

Choose a default account for writing checks

Opens the Write Checks form with the default checking account that you choose. If no selection is made, QuickBooks opens the form with the last used account.

Where to find this preference.

Opening checking preferences

Choose a default account for paying bills

Opens the Pay Bills form with the default checking account that you choose. If you don't make a selection, QuickBooks opens the form with the last used account.

Choose a default account for paying sales tax

Choose a default account for paying sales tax

Choose a default account for making deposits

Opens the Make Deposits form with the default checking account that you choose. If you don't make a selection, QuickBooks opens the form with the last used account.

Where to find this preference.

Opening checking preferences

Company-wide preferences

These preferences affect all users. Only the QuickBooks Administrator can change them.

Print account names on voucher

Prints the following information on the voucher portion:

  • Payee

  • Date

  • Account name (first 16 lines). Exceptions: QuickBooks prints the name of the payroll item on payroll checks and the name of the inventory item on checks for inventory purchases.

  • Memo (first 16 lines)

  • Amount (first 16 lines)

  • Total amount

When this preference is turned off, QuickBooks omits the account (or item) names but prints all of the other information listed above.

Where to find this preference.

Opening checking preferences

Change check date when check is printed

Change check date when check is printed

Start with payee field on check

Start with payee field on check

Warn about duplicate check numbers

Warn about duplicate check numbers

Autofill payee account number in check memo

If you set up a vendor, customer, other name, or employee to include an account number, QuickBooks automatically displays the number on each check that you issue to a payee for whom you've specified an account number. QuickBooks displays the number in the &check_s; Memo field.

Example

You include an account number as part of a vendor, customer, other name, or employee entry. If this preference is turned on, QuickBooks automatically adds the account number to the Memo field when you issue a check to the payee.

Where to find this preference

Opening checking preferences

Choose a default account for creating paychecks

Choose a default account for creating paychecks

Choose a default account for paying payroll liabilities

Choose a default account for paying payroll liabilities

Turn payee renaming on or off

Turn payee renaming on or off

Turn payee aliasing on or off

Turn payee renaming on or off

See also

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