Checkbook setup: Choosing check layouts for a checkbook

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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

  1. If you are using the feature that allows you to print your own checks, click the Check Layout Information tab of the Setup > Checkbook dialog. Before you print, you must select a layout. Complete the information as follows.
    • Payroll layout. From the drop-down list, choose the payroll check layout to use for the selected checkbook. The list includes all of the pre-defined payroll check layouts (*.ely) - those provided with your Payroll CS application, as well as any you have created using the application's Check Layout Editor.
    • Vendor layout. From the drop-down list, choose the vendor check layout to use for the selected checkbook. The list includes all of the pre-defined vendor check layouts (*.vly) - those provided with your Payroll CS application, as well as any you have created using the application's Check Layout Editor.
    • Print zero amount items. To include payroll items that have a zero amount on payroll check stubs, mark this checkbox.
    • Separate pay items by rate. To have pay items used in multiple departments print on separate lines of the employee's payroll check if the pay rate differs across departments, mark this checkbox.
    • File locations. Lists the name and location of all graphic files (BMP, PNG, or JPG image formats) associated with the selected checkbook - for example, the company logo, first and second signature image, and so forth.
    • Modify button. Displays a list from which you can select the name and location of all graphic files (bitmap or other image format) associated with the selected checkbook - such as the company logo or the first and second signature image.
    • Remove button. Removes the filename and location for the selected item.
  2. If you are printing your checks onto blank check stock, click the MICR tab and use the fields in conjunction with the plastic check overlay (provided with your application) to set up your MICR line information.

Related topics

Payroll CS Check Layouts (PDF)

Checkbook Setup > Check Layout Information tab

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