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  #11  
Old May 5th, 2007, 09:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Uncle Grumpy
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"Carrie" wrote:

Off topic a bit, but on this same idea, I use Staples (from online) quite a
bit, if you buy over $50 you get free shipping (I get blank dvds, cds and
printer paper, cardstock, etc) and I order it before noon one day and it's
at my house (via UPS) before noon the next. This always amazes me.


I bought my copy of Pub 2007 from Staples online at about 5pm. Got it
the next day,
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Old May 5th, 2007, 09:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
JoAnn Paules[_2_]
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Overnight is fine but I'd rather wait a few days (generally a week) and save
$21 by buying it from Amazon.com.

If I needed it ASAP, then (1) I'm a fool for waiting until the last minute
and (2) I live within 5 miles of Circuit City, Office Max, Target, and
Wal-Mart, and Staples is only about 6 miles from here. Now please bear in
mind that my first point applies to myself - not someone else, okay?

--

JoAnn Paules
Microsoft MVP - Publisher

How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



"Uncle Grumpy" wrote in message
...
"Carrie" wrote:

Off topic a bit, but on this same idea, I use Staples (from online) quite
a
bit, if you buy over $50 you get free shipping (I get blank dvds, cds and
printer paper, cardstock, etc) and I order it before noon one day and it's
at my house (via UPS) before noon the next. This always amazes me.


I bought my copy of Pub 2007 from Staples online at about 5pm. Got it
the next day,


  #13  
Old May 5th, 2007, 10:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Carrie
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I started this one other time, setting it up in Excel someone told me the
formula to put in for the calculations. But, as it moved down the sheet I
didn't know how to do it, or the formula stopped working- something messed
it up and I gave up.

I like having the check register, maybe also, in my checkbook so I can
remember to write things down and keep track of where I am at any given
time. If I wait till I go on the computer I'll probably forget.




"Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote in message
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personally...I'd do this in Excel, then you could do calculations as well.
or..dump the paper and get Quick Books :-)



  #14  
Old May 5th, 2007, 10:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Mary Sauer
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I use to print my checks, but I used the checks supplied by the bank. I don't
know about your bank, but if you have other accounts with the bank, checking is
free. Call your bank and ask them if they need the magnetic numbers. I believe
it has to do with the routing.

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"Carrie" wrote in message
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Mary do you print your own checks or know people who do?

I asked about this once (somewhere) and there's software one can get to set it
up (or use your template)

What I found out:
At one time banks required special magnetic ink for the coding on the checks,
but now have optical readers

I liked the idea of printing my own checks, even though they are pretty
inexpensive and easy to get from online. But- someone said the ink most home
injet printers use isn't too good, and if drops of water hit it (the check)
the ink would run.

I never tried this to test it.

As I just said I like doing as much as I can myself. Not just to save money,
or because it's easier (I live in a rural area and don't have a car) but I
just would rather do it.

Probably there are lots of things I could do myself, if I thought about it
more.

I make my own address labels now (and for family and friends) but that's
simple with Publisher.

~ Carrie


"Mary Sauer" wrote in message
...
Carrie, I have a check template on my web site in a .wmf format. It is
something you could build upon. Right-click, save as...
http://msauer.mvps.org/graphics.htm

--
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

"Carrie" wrote in message
...
A template or something?

I have Publisher 2000 (also Word 2000)

I found in a search (online) a page with tutorials about money management
that offered a printable check register but it turned out to be a full-size
page (also a pdf version). I've tried to set the pages smaller, thinking if
I printed 4-6 smaller versions of it one page I could cut them apart and put
them together, but they only print one (small) to a page.

This might not seem like a big deal, but I don't have a car and getting
something like this from my bank is a major project (I ask people and they
forget. I could probably call the bank and ask them to mail me one) One
comes with a box of checks when I order them but at some point is filled up.
I got the idea of printing it myself. Like several pages, with checkbook
size "pages" printed several times on it- that could be cut apart and folder
(maybe with a staple) to form a check register book.

If I had a blank page from one, I could scan it, and possibly figure out
how to set it up on a page (my printer has two sided duplex printing) so
each page could be cut and folded to make several pages of the register
book.

I know, I can cut plain paper to size and fold it to make one, but I enjoy
a challenge- learning experience, and thought if I could find a set up for
this (with the lines, squares, spaces for check number, amounts, etc) I'd
like to know.

Thanks,
Carrie











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Old May 5th, 2007, 10:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Mary Sauer
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Our local water utility company will not accept electronic payments, but our
bank spends their own $.39 to mail a check to them. Wal-Mart has quit accepting
checks, they only use a check for the account and routing numbers. I still have
to write checks for all the children's various gifts.

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"Uncle Grumpy" wrote in message
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"Mary Sauer" wrote:

I'd recommend online banking to anyone.


If my condo association would convert to EFT capability, I'd never
have to write a check again.



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Old May 5th, 2007, 11:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Carrie
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"Uncle Grumpy" wrote in message
...
"Carrie" wrote:

Off topic a bit, but on this same idea, I use Staples (from online) quite
a
bit, if you buy over $50 you get free shipping (I get blank dvds, cds and
printer paper, cardstock, etc) and I order it before noon one day and it's
at my house (via UPS) before noon the next. This always amazes me.


I bought my copy of Pub 2007 from Staples online at about 5pm. Got it
the next day,


I think it's good to appreciate a company that gives good service and
seems to appreciate us (customers)

But, your buying and receiving story beats mine (LOL) I thought 24 hours
was good.





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Old May 5th, 2007, 11:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Carrie
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"JoAnn Paules" wrote in message
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Overnight is fine but I'd rather wait a few days (generally a week) and
save $21 by buying it from Amazon.com.

If I needed it ASAP, then (1) I'm a fool for waiting until the last minute
and (2) I live within 5 miles of Circuit City, Office Max, Target, and
Wal-Mart, and Staples is only about 6 miles from here. Now please bear in
mind that my first point applies to myself - not someone else, okay?


This isn't overnight delivery. It's regular UPS. And Staples gives free
shipping (as in NO COST) if the order is over $50.

If I was paying $20-30 or so for overnight I'd find someone to go there
(about 20 miles away) and get it for me. But, their store is so huge, even
with a list, it's easier to look online, and decide and order it that way.

I live 20 miles from Staples (and Walmart but ours is closing and
changing to a Sam's Club, so they don't seem to have as much now. I bought a
new dvd burner from them a few months ago and they only had ONE (not just
one brand, one in a box) in the whole store) and I don't have a car. So,
for me to get a ride there or ask someone if they're going there anyway, or
will go for me (and offer them money for gas) isn't the easy solution. I
just try and plan it so I get what I want/need or will during the month all
at once and get the free shipping.

I do have to pay 6% VT sales tax, even though it comes from NH (which
has no sales tax) because it's being delivered in VT. But, it would probably
cost more than that for gas.




--

JoAnn Paules
Microsoft MVP - Publisher

How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



"Uncle Grumpy" wrote in message
...
"Carrie" wrote:

Off topic a bit, but on this same idea, I use Staples (from online)
quite a
bit, if you buy over $50 you get free shipping (I get blank dvds, cds and
printer paper, cardstock, etc) and I order it before noon one day and
it's
at my house (via UPS) before noon the next. This always amazes me.


I bought my copy of Pub 2007 from Staples online at about 5pm. Got it
the next day,




  #18  
Old May 5th, 2007, 11:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Carrie
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"Mary Sauer" wrote in message
...
I use to print my checks, but I used the checks supplied by the bank. I
don't know about your bank, but if you have other accounts with the bank,
checking is free. Call your bank and ask them if they need the magnetic
numbers. I believe it has to do with the routing.


I have free checking (I'm 63 and can be a Senior Citizen now (LOL) but
I buy the actual checks online. Something like $9- for a box of 250. They
have deals that are less but first time customers only. Our bank gives free
checks with new accounts, and maybe free checks with the accounts you have
to pay a monthly fee for. I don't use checks much, I use the debit card now.
But, I like the idea of making my own checks, putting pastel backgrounds on.

I don't mean writing ON the checks (that are already printed) but
printing out like a sheet of checks and then writing on them as needed. I
think you need a special font to put the routing number, account number, etc
on. It used to require special magnetic ink but from what I've learned they
use optical readers now.

it's like refilling ink cartridges, I've done that and it's messy and
a bother. I now have a printer that can use generic/compaticable cartridges
so I just get those.

But, printing checks wasn't to save money or be cheap, but something
creative. Printing a check register book is because I have a hard time
getting them (which are given out free) at the bank. If i ever get a chance
to go to the bank (it's not usually open when I go out) I could probably ask
for a BUNCH of them at one time (LOL)



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http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

"Carrie" wrote in message
...
Mary do you print your own checks or know people who do?

I asked about this once (somewhere) and there's software one can get to
set it up (or use your template)

What I found out:
At one time banks required special magnetic ink for the coding on the
checks, but now have optical readers

I liked the idea of printing my own checks, even though they are pretty
inexpensive and easy to get from online. But- someone said the ink most
home injet printers use isn't too good, and if drops of water hit it (the
check) the ink would run.

I never tried this to test it.

As I just said I like doing as much as I can myself. Not just to save
money, or because it's easier (I live in a rural area and don't have a
car) but I just would rather do it.

Probably there are lots of things I could do myself, if I thought about
it more.

I make my own address labels now (and for family and friends) but
that's simple with Publisher.

~ Carrie


"Mary Sauer" wrote in message
...
Carrie, I have a check template on my web site in a .wmf format. It is
something you could build upon. Right-click, save as...
http://msauer.mvps.org/graphics.htm

--
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

"Carrie" wrote in message
...
A template or something?

I have Publisher 2000 (also Word 2000)

I found in a search (online) a page with tutorials about money
management that offered a printable check register but it turned out to
be a full-size page (also a pdf version). I've tried to set the pages
smaller, thinking if I printed 4-6 smaller versions of it one page I
could cut them apart and put them together, but they only print one
(small) to a page.

This might not seem like a big deal, but I don't have a car and
getting something like this from my bank is a major project (I ask
people and they forget. I could probably call the bank and ask them to
mail me one) One comes with a box of checks when I order them but at
some point is filled up. I got the idea of printing it myself. Like
several pages, with checkbook size "pages" printed several times on it-
that could be cut apart and folder (maybe with a staple) to form a
check register book.

If I had a blank page from one, I could scan it, and possibly figure
out how to set it up on a page (my printer has two sided duplex
printing) so each page could be cut and folded to make several pages of
the register book.

I know, I can cut plain paper to size and fold it to make one, but I
enjoy a challenge- learning experience, and thought if I could find a
set up for this (with the lines, squares, spaces for check number,
amounts, etc) I'd like to know.

Thanks,
Carrie













  #19  
Old May 5th, 2007, 11:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Carrie
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"Mary Sauer" wrote in message
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My banking is online, I sort of keep track with Money 97. The bank
printouts are great, the cancelled checks are always there, ready to
print. I'd recommend online banking to anyone.


I have online banking, well I can sign in and get my balance, what's in,
bring up checks, see what was paid to what.

I just need something so when I write a check (like out in a store) I can
write it down, so I won't forget it. I filled up the last register book I
have (which fits in my checkbook cover) and now writing them down on a piece
of paper. Writing them down, then putting them on something on the computer
(like Excel, etc) seems like extra to do.

I have a cd of Microsoft WORKS 97 that came with my first computer, not
sure what that has on it, I never did much with it (used it to help people
set up resumes).

I thought this was silly, to print a check register, but it's turned
into a whole new discussion (LOL)

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http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

"JoAnn Paules" wrote in message
news
Or Microsoft Money or even Accounting Express, which is free.

--

JoAnn Paules
Microsoft MVP - Publisher

How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



"Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote in message
...
personally...I'd do this in Excel, then you could do calculations as
well.
or..dump the paper and get Quick Books :-)


"Carrie" wrote in message
...
| A template or something?
|
| I have Publisher 2000 (also Word 2000)
|
| I found in a search (online) a page with tutorials about money
management
| that offered a printable check register but it turned out to be a
full-size
| page (also a pdf version). I've tried to set the pages smaller,
thinking
if
| I printed 4-6 smaller versions of it one page I could cut them apart
and
put
| them together, but they only print one (small) to a page.
|
| This might not seem like a big deal, but I don't have a car and
getting
| something like this from my bank is a major project (I ask people and
they
| forget. I could probably call the bank and ask them to mail me one)
One
| comes with a box of checks when I order them but at some point is
filled
up.
| I got the idea of printing it myself. Like several pages, with
checkbook
| size "pages" printed several times on it- that could be cut apart and
folder
| (maybe with a staple) to form a check register book.
|
| If I had a blank page from one, I could scan it, and possibly figure
out
| how to set it up on a page (my printer has two sided duplex printing)
so
| each page could be cut and folded to make several pages of the
register
| book.
|
| I know, I can cut plain paper to size and fold it to make one, but I
enjoy
| a challenge- learning experience, and thought if I could find a set up
for
| this (with the lines, squares, spaces for check number, amounts, etc)
I'd
| like to know.
|
| Thanks,
| Carrie
|
|
|
|
|







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Old May 5th, 2007, 11:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Carrie
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"Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote in message
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absolutely. i think we only physically write out 10 checks a year now!
it's great at tax time too. however, my bank only makes available the last
90 days of history, so i have to remember to download my register
quarterly.

not t mention the money saved on stamps.


Yes, and they are going up May 14 or 15th? (I know, still cheaper than
driving there with the letter)

The only bill I don't pay online now is my electric bill and they
charge $4.95 !!!! fee to pay it online.

Phone, cable, even internet I can pay online.

It does save on stamps.


"Mary Sauer" wrote in message
...
| My banking is online, I sort of keep track with Money 97. The bank
printouts are
| great, the cancelled checks are always there, ready to print. I'd
recommend
| online banking to anyone.
|
| --
| Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
| http://office.microsoft.com/
| http://msauer.mvps.org/
| news://msnews.microsoft.com
|
| "JoAnn Paules" wrote in message
| news | Or Microsoft Money or even Accounting Express, which is free.
|
| --
|
| JoAnn Paules
| Microsoft MVP - Publisher
|
| How to ask a question
| http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
|
|
|
| "Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote in
message
| ...
| personally...I'd do this in Excel, then you could do calculations as
well.
| or..dump the paper and get Quick Books :-)
|
|
| "Carrie" wrote in message
| ...
| | A template or something?
| |
| | I have Publisher 2000 (also Word 2000)
| |
| | I found in a search (online) a page with tutorials about money
management
| | that offered a printable check register but it turned out to be a
| full-size
| | page (also a pdf version). I've tried to set the pages smaller,
thinking
| if
| | I printed 4-6 smaller versions of it one page I could cut them
apart
and
| put
| | them together, but they only print one (small) to a page.
| |
| | This might not seem like a big deal, but I don't have a car and
getting
| | something like this from my bank is a major project (I ask people
and
they
| | forget. I could probably call the bank and ask them to mail me one)
One
| | comes with a box of checks when I order them but at some point is
filled
| up.
| | I got the idea of printing it myself. Like several pages, with
checkbook
| | size "pages" printed several times on it- that could be cut apart
and
| folder
| | (maybe with a staple) to form a check register book.
| |
| | If I had a blank page from one, I could scan it, and possibly
figure out
| | how to set it up on a page (my printer has two sided duplex
printing)
so
| | each page could be cut and folded to make several pages of the
register
| | book.
| |
| | I know, I can cut plain paper to size and fold it to make one, but
I
| enjoy
| | a challenge- learning experience, and thought if I could find a set
up for
| | this (with the lines, squares, spaces for check number, amounts,
etc)
I'd
| | like to know.
| |
| | Thanks,
| | Carrie
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
|
|
|
|
|




 




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