The Preferences window lets you customize the Bank Check Printer application. Specifically, it allows you to change the check style (Standard, Voucher, or Wallet), modify the font, or adjust the positioning of printed fields on checks. If the default layout is not appropriate for your checks, the Bank Check Printer preferences lets you change it.


First, make sure the check style (Standard, Voucher, or Wallet) of the selected preset is approriate for the checks you intend to use. You can modify the existing preset or create a new preset for your checks. (See the Presets topic below.)

Next, scan your sheet of checks and use the scanned image as the window's background image. Your scanned image can be a tiff, png, jpeg, or gif. The image size should be 612 by 792 pixels. If the image is not the correct size, Bank Check Printer will resize it. Click the Change Image button to set the window's background image. Bank Check Printer fields can then be adjusted until they align with fields on the image.

To modify the font, click the Font button and select a font in the Fonts window.

The easiest way to position a field in the window is to drag it where you want it. Once you have clicked on a field to select it, you can use the arrow keys to adjust its position. If a single field is selected, the text boxes at the bottom of the window let you change the x and y position and width of the selected field. To select more than one field, hold down the shift key when clicking on a field.

To restore the default font, field positions, and background image, click the Use Defaults button.


Bank Check Printer allows you to create presets for your checks. Each preset can have its own check style, font, background image, and field positions. To add, remove, or rename presets, click on the popup button and choose Edit Presets in the menu. This will display the Presets sheet.


To add a preset, click the add (+) button. This will create a new preset with the Standard check style, default font, default field positions, and default background image.

To remove existing presets, select them in the list and click the delete (-) button. If all presets are selected, the delete button is disabled because at least one preset is required.

To rename a preset, double-click on its name in the list, enter a new name, and press the return key.

Click the Check Style pop-up menu to change the preset's check style.

When you are finished editing the presets, click the OK button to save your changes and close the Presets sheet, or click the Cancel button to abandon your chamges.

To use a particular preset for printing, click on the popup button and choose its name in the menu.

Enable payee and address autocompletion

Check this box to have Bank Check Printer provide an autocompletion pop up menu for the payee and address fields. The autocompletion menus are assembled from information in your Contacts.