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Bug 311062 - RFE:custom cheque printing interface enhancements
RFE:custom cheque printing interface enhancements
Product: GnuCash
Classification: Other
Component: Register
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: David Hampton
David Hampton
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-07-20 22:50 UTC by Andrew Moore
Modified: 2018-06-29 20:53 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Andrew Moore 2005-07-20 22:50:15 UTC
Version details: 1.8.9-4ubuntu2
Distribution/Version: ubuntu hoary

The "print cheque" dialog box that you use to print checks from your register needs  
some improvements to help use a custom format.  
If you chose the "custom format" tab and enter in the x and y coordinates for all of the  
fields, these dimensions will be ignored unless you chose "custom" from the "cheque  
format" dropdown on the "options" tab. This is counter-intuitive. the "custom" option 
should get chosen when the user starts entering coordinates in the "custom format" 
tab. I believe this is also the case for the date and position custom positions. 
There is no way to save your x and y dimensions as a user-defined custom format. 
This means that you have to enter them in each time you want to print a check. I saw 
this mentioned here: but I didn't see 
a bug report or any evidence that this had been addressed. 
In the "custom format" tab, the "Date format" box defaults to "0.000" and there are a 
couple of arrows next to it to increment that by .1. That doesn't really seem to fit the 
data type that should go in that box. 
It's probably unnecessary to default all of these fields to "0.000". It makes it look 
unnecessarily confusing. Most people probably don't specify thousandth of inches (let 
alone thousandth of points) on their check formats. 
It would be nice to be able to see what these dimensions are for the pre-defined 
formats (quicken and deluxe) that are already there so that the user can work from 
those defaults. 
There is no configuration option to rotate the check printing (such as between quicken 
and deluxe). 
Thanks a lot for your help on this product. It's awesome! 
Comment 1 Andrew Moore 2005-07-20 22:57:03 UTC
Here's another report about this, though there's not much better information. 
see also: 
I also tried putting my own definition into scm/printing/print-check.scm and 
glade/ but without much success. Maybe this is an area were user 
documentation could help. 
Comment 2 Andrew Moore 2005-07-21 02:06:41 UTC
Oh crud. I found bug #86636 which is remarkably similar to this one. Sorry, I really did 
look earlier. They're not duplicates, really, though. 
Comment 3 David Hampton 2006-01-28 05:03:50 UTC
The upcoming 2.0 release has been fixed so that all of the print dialog settings are remembered from one invocation to the next.  I have also added the ability to translate the position of the output on the paper, and the ability to rotate the output.
Comment 4 Andrew Moore 2006-01-30 19:03:51 UTC
You guys truly are doing the lord's work!
Comment 5 John Ralls 2018-06-29 20:53:01 UTC
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