As an Accounting Basic or Premium customer, after you have approved your vendor check payments in Patriot Software, you have the option to print your checks now or later. Printing checks later is convenient if you don’t have access to your printer at the time you make your payments, or simply don’t have time to print at the moment. On Step 3, simply click “Later” to the question “When would you like to print your checks?” Even if you navigate away from this page without clicking “Later,” your checks will be ready for printing whenever you are.
How to print your vendor checks later
When you are ready to print your vendor checks, here are the following steps:
- Accounting > Vendor Tasks > Print Vendor Checks
- A list of checks to be printed will appear. Click “Print” at the end of the row of the vendor checks you wish to print.
- A new page will open to print just for this vendor payment. This is the same page that you would see if you had printed your checks right away.
- Enter the starting check number, and click “Download and Print Checks.” A PDF document will open. Load your pre-printed checkstock or blank paper in your printer to print. If the starting check number has already been used, you will see a warning. You may proceed with using the same check number or change to a new check number.
How to reprint checks again
If needed, you can reprint checks more than once. In the same Print Vendor Checks page, a list of “Previously Printed” checks will appear underneath the “To Be Printed” list. Click “Print” at the end of the row of the checks you wish to print again. Proceed with the steps above.
For more check printing tips, see Print Set-Up for Vendor Checks.
If you have the 1099 Software, you can print your checks later by leaving the Step 3, Print Checks, page. The link in the left menu will change to “Finish Payments,” which will bring you back to Step 3 to continue printing. You must click “I’m Finished Printing” in order to start a new vendor payment.