When I try to print from MyCheckBook™, Quicken®, QuickBooks®, or Microsoft® Money, my design is not present to select. What is wrong?
Comparing Blank Checks with Compatible Checks
The most common cause of this has to do with the Type of check that was designed using Check Designer:
Blank checks can be printed directly from Check Designer. These checks have all of the design elements, but don't include the payee and amount information. You need to write this information on the checks by hand.
Compatible checks can be printed directly from your personal finance software, such as MyCheckBook™, Quicken®, QuickBooks®, or Microsoft® Money. These checks have all of the design elements and include the payee and amount information for each check.
Open your Check Designer program and select the design in question. Look to the right, in the gray area where you see Design Name, Paper Stock, Style, and Type. If the Type displays as Type: Blank, this is the cause of the problem.
In order for you to print from your personal finance software, you must design a check from the Compatible folder. To do so, look to the top of your window to the Templates section, expand the Compatible folder, choose a suitable check template, and click on the yellow check display on the right to turn it from a template into a design.
If you have done the above but your design name still does not appear in your personal finance software, check to make sure the Style of your check matches what is currently selected for printing in your personal finance software. For more useful information, from within the Check Designer application, open the Help menu, choose Check Designer Help, expand the Customizing Your Check Design chapter, and review Choosing a Template section. Also, review the information in the Setting Up an Accounting Program chapter.