Fine Tuning your Check Printout


This is an option that is accessed in the toolbar of the setup control record window. In this screen you can turn on or off verbiage that is printed on your check face, such as “Pay to the
Order Of”, “Amount”, “Check Number”, and the “Bottom Signature Line”. Also if these features are turned on, you can adjust where they are placed on your actual check face.

  • To adjust the positioning of the selected feature you must increase or decrease the number currently designated. Our measurements are in 1/10”, so you rarely need to enter in whole numbers.
  • Increasing the number in the horizontal offset moves the field to the right and decreasing the number moves it to the left.
  • Increasing the number in the vertical offset moves the field down and decreasing the number moves it up.


This section of the screen tells our software where on the virtual page (the printout of the check information from your accounting program) to obtain the data needed for printing the check information on your check form.

Input control

Remember the Input Control Section tells MultiCHAX where to get information not where to put it. You must use the Output Offsets Screen Section to change the placement of data on the face of the check. You must use the grid printout previously prepared to obtain the input coordinates needed.


Top Print Line of Stub
The Top Print Line of Stub, is the horizontal line paralleled to the beginning of the stub information sent out by your program.

Bottom Print Line of Stub
The Bottom Print Line of Stub should be the horizontal line paralleled to the end of the stub information sent out by your program plus 1 number increment. By adding 1 to the number you will get the entire portion of your stub.

Void Pattern
Most accounting systems will print a message indicating that a check is void. The system will void checks for many reasons e.g. overflow stubs, printer alignment, etc. If the void pattern and coordinates together can be set to recognize a voided check, the MultiCHAX system will suppress printing of the MICR characters, suppress the printing of the signature, if one is normally printed, and will print a “VOID” indication on the check. The pattern consists of any characters which are always printed by the accounting system on only voided checks, starting in the coordinate position and continuing for the maximum length entered with the coordinates. The pattern must match exactly for the check to be considered void.