To make getting started faster for new users, we've bundled a sample check design as part of the CheckJet® Express installation. To start playing with CheckJet Express using this sample check, use the following steps. Feel free to use plain printer paper and plain toner when you're just testing.
is QuickBooks ready?
- Make sure QuickBooks is already started and a company file is open. Using one of Intuit's sample company files for testing purposes may prove useful.
- Create some dummy standard or bill payment checks in one your QuickBooks accounts to use for testing.
configure CheckJet Express to use the sample check design
- Launch CheckJet Express Manager from either your desktop or start menu.
- Click "Manage check designs for accounts..."
- CheckJet Express Manager will ask QuickBooks for your list of checking accounts. Make sure there are no dialog boxes open under QuickBooks, or QuickBooks will not answer.
- QuickBooks may ask your permission to allow the interaction. If so, select one of the "Yes" answers. There will be a separate checkbox to grant access to personal data (social security numbers, etc). CheckJet Express Manager does not need access to personal data.
- Once QuickBooks responds, CheckJet Express Manager will display the list of accounts. Select the account containing your test checks.
- Click "Attach check design..."
- Select the sample check design file you'll find under My Documents > TypeHaus > My HausCheck Designs.
- When the account list is displayed again, click "Done".
- Click "Close CheckJet Express Manager".
- Launch CheckJet Express Client from either your desktop or start menu.
- Click "Print checks..."
- CheckJet Express Client will ask QuickBooks for your list of checks to print. Make sure there are no dialog boxes open under QuickBooks, or QuickBooks will not answer.
- QuickBooks may ask your permission to allow the interaction. If so, select one of the "Yes" answers. There will be a separate checkbox to grant access to personal data (social security numbers, etc). CheckJet Express Client does not need access to personal data.
- Once QuickBooks responds, CheckJet Express Client displays a form for selecting checks to print. In the top drop-down list at the top, select the account to which you attached the sample check design and which contains your test checks.
- If there are any non-test checks in the lower list, click "Select None" to deselect all checks. Then click on only your test checks. A check mark on the left will indicate whether a check is selected for printing.
- Click "OK".
- Change the first check number if you wish.
- Select the printer to use for printing from the drop-down list.
- Click "Print" to print the checks. (Later before printing real checks, be sure to check the full CheckJet Express Client tutorial for a discussion of various printer configuration settings you should check.)
- After the checks are done printing, a list of all the checks just printed will be displayed.
- Select those checks in the list that failed to print correctly. When printing test checks, often it is useful to click "Select All" so that CheckJet Express Client will reset the test checks back to "need to print" status.
- Click "OK".
- If you selected any checks for reprinting, CheckJet Express Client will reset those checks to "need to print" status at this point. It will also return directly to the "Select Checks to Print" window because it assumes you want to reprint those checks now. If you're back at that window, simply click "Cancel" for now.
- Back at the CheckJet Express Client main window, feel free to click "Print blank checks..." to experiment with printing blank checks. Blank checks are useful if you need to take a blank check with you to a store or vendor's, or for other special check printing requirements.
- To exit CheckJet Express Client, click "Close application". If you click "Standby", CheckJet Express Client will minimize to the system tray / notification area. You can then quickly re-open it by double-clicking on its icon, or get a menu of printing options by right-clicking on its icon.
Be sure to read the CheckJet Express Overview to understand the purpose of each CheckJet Express application. When you're ready to start designing and using your own checks, start with the CheckJet Central tutorial.