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I needed to print directly onto checks recently and didn’t want to rely on Quickbooks or other software that I didn’t want to pay for and frankly don’t need. In my quest to find an alternative I came across a blog post by Michael Scepaniak who had created a simple HTML file to print standard business checks. This was both simple and perfect with the exception that editing an HTML file each time can also feel a bit more tedious than it really is. I decided to simplify things I would whip up a quick GUI which takes the check inputs and churns out the pre-filled HTML file template ready to print.
This is a Windows application. I considered a webform option using PHP or Perl but that wouldn’t simplify the setup for most.
- Download the following EXE to the location of your choice
- Run the EXE and you will see the following screen where you enter the check inputs. (Leave the second and/or third inputs blank if you are only print one or two checks)
- Press the Create File button to generate an HTML file that you can than open in the browser of your choice and print