Printing Messages

Can I print messages on a check?

Starting with Goldenseal 2.8 you can add a Message field to any bank transactions, and then print the message on your checks.

This is currently an optional field, but we will add it as a basic feature in a future update.

To add a message to your bank transactions, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, and choose Transactions from the submenu.
  2. Enter Bank Checks in the Transaction popup field at upper left.
  3. Click on the Field tool (fourth row left in the tool palette on the left side of the window).
  4. Click in the layout, and drag through the rectangle where you'd like to add a new field.
  5. You'll see a list of optional fields. Choose Message, then click OK.
  6. Choose Save from the File menu.
  7. The next time you enter a check, you'll be able to add a standard message to the check record.

To print a message on checks, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, and choose Printed Forms from the submenu.
  2. Enter Checking Transactions in the Transaction popup field at upper left.
  3. Choose your usual printed check from the Print Form popup field.
  4. Click on the Field tool (fourth row left in the tool palette on the left side of the window).
  5. Click in the layout, and drag through the rectangle where you'd like to add a new field.
  6. You'll see a list of optional fields. Choose Message, then click OK.
  7. Choose Save from the File menu.
  8. The next time you print a check, you'll see a standard message on the check record.

For more about Messages in the reference manual, click here.
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