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QuickBooks Online Setup – MultiCHAX

QB Online Setup for Printing Checks with MultiCHAX

In order to properly set up QB Online to work with the MultiCHAX Check Printing Software, you will need to make a few changes to your browser settings and install Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

Please follow along to complete the setup. You only need to make changes to the main web browser that you will use with QuickBooks Online.


System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (Windows XP and Vista are no longer officially supported)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • 100 MB (megabytes) disk space
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 720
  • Laser printer with True Type fonts support
  • Adobe PDF Reader/Acrobat

NOTE: Printing checks from the QBO Windows App do not support Adobe Reader. You must use one of the browsers below.

Browser Configuration

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Go to about:preferences#applications or Click on Open Menu / Options / Applications
  3. Change the Default Action for Portable Document Format to Adobe Reader
  4. Restart Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on the settings menu button with 3 vertical dots
  3. Select dropdown menu for “Settings
  4. Type “PDF” in the chrome/settings search bar
  5. Click on “Site Settings
  6. Click “Additional content settings
  7. Enable “Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome
  8. Close the Google Chrome Settings



Configure MultiCHAX Virtual Printer for QBO

When using the MultiCHAX Virtual Printer for QuickBooks Online, you must configure the printer driver to read from PDF files.

Open the Control Panel

  1. Select Printers and Devices
  2. Right-click on MultiCHAX Virtual Printer and select Printer Preferences
  3. Select the Text Output tab
  4. Enable box “Use legacy coordinates” under Text Output Settings
  5. Change Glyph Conversion method to “Legacy Automatic
  6. Click OK to save

How to Print Checks in QuickBooks Online

Once your browsers have been configured to use Adobe Reader, you are ready to print checks using MultiCHAX.

  1. Select check(s) to print
  2. Enter your starting check number
  3. Select PRINT
  4. Your PDF will be displayed in Adobe Reader/Acrobat
  5. In the PDF preview, select and print the PDF file to MultiCHAX Virtual Printer using the “Fit to Page” setting

If needed, follow the steps in the USER MANUAL to create and enter grid coordinates then enable Print stubs in 17 CPI under Output Control.

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