Realignment of data on checks

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IDEA - Make it possible to realign each field on checks  so when one is realigned all the others do not move with it.
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I see this was posted as a Mac idea, but it is just as valid for Windows.

I have found no way to format QWin checks such that they display properly in the window envelopes Intuit sells. I believe the root problem is that the envelopes' windows are too tall. But that's hardware, harder to fix than software.
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Quicken windows used to be able to do that. Now it can't?  Why remove something good?
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Unless I'm mistaken, Quicken for Windows has never allowed individual fields to be shifted around. And I've been using QWin since the early '90s. It was always the entire check image that could be shifted, not bits and pieces of it.
What you may remember (and now that I think about it) may date back to ancient Quicken for DOS versions. One of my pre-Quicken programs (MYM for DOS) had individually configurable fields because standardized check layouts hadn't been invented yet in the early 90s.

Remember back around 2006, when the Feds came up with the "Check 21" rule?
(To make checks machine readable, the numeric amount field on each check had to be aligned to be within a certain area on the check. It also had to be formatted in Arial 10 point, regardless of whatever other font you chose for printing on the check)
Wallet checks did not meet this new rule. The check form had to be redesigned to move the numeric amount box into the proper location.
As a result, Quicken programmers had to create a new "Wallet style (Check 21 - compliant)" layout to support the new format.

If the check style that you use is Quicken - compatible and your printer does not reduce or enlarge the printed image, there really should be no need to ever have to align an individual field on the check.

For a review of Quicken - compatible check styles and perhaps to order new supplies, please see https://intuitmarket.intuit.com/checks  (the website talks about checks for use with QuickBooks but the same style checks also work with Quicken)

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Sorry, I distinctly remember being able to move individual lines left right, up down on quicken for windows. But if what you say is the official version, I'll just look elsewhere.
thank you for your reply.
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You must use Quicken compatible checks for either Quicken Windows or Quicken Mac versions.

In Quicken Windows for sure, there is an alignment process you can use where you print a grid on plain paper, hold it against your check stock and then make horizontal and vertical adjustments from there.

At no time were you EVER able to move individual fields to coincide with the check stock.  Thus, the requirement that you use Quicken compatible checks.  
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And why other software firms have produced software that will take Quicken print file and print to blank check paper including the MICR font transit and account numbers
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And that is out of the scope of Quicken...and IS the scope of third party software, which others have stated has problems with Quicken 2017 R4.
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not on my machine. Has worked great on every odd year version since 2003