From the Opening Screen, click on SETUP in the Menu Bar, drag the arrow down to PRINTER SETUP, and click once. The first tab in the new application settings screen will be PRINTER SETTINGS.
Printer Settings Tab:
This tab allows you to change the default printer for different functions and adjust the check printing defaults. This enables you to have separate printers for creating returns, checks and reports. If changes are not made in this tab, the program automatically sets the Windows Default Printer for all functions.
1. Under Default Printer(s),
a. Check PROMPT FOR TAX RETURN PDF if you want the program to prompt the User to create a PDF when printing Final Returns. If you check this box, you must enter a path in the PDF Printing Options tab which will be covered shortly.
b. Check USE GDI PRINTER INTERFACE to enable the use of a GDI printer for printing returns only.
c. Next to TAX RETURN, CHECK, and REPORT, select a default printer from the dropdown list for each of these functions.
2. Under CHECK PRINTING:
a. Change the default number of 50 if you need to adjust the text on a check either up or down. A change to 51 will lower the text by one-tenth of a line. A change to 49 will raise the text by one-tenth of a line.
b. Check REMOTE PRINTING BY SITE if you want to enable the ability to print checks at remote sites. To use this feature, you must have a Virtual Private Network between the transmitting computer and non-transmitting computer or between the transmitting computer and the off-site printer.
3. Under TAX ESTIMATOR-NUMBER OF COPIES TO PRINT:
a. Under TAX ESTIMATION, EF DECLARATION/PIN AUTHORIZATION, BANK APPLICATION, and PRIVACY LETTER, enter between 1 to 4 to choose how many copies of each item you want printed when the Tax Estimator is printed.
4. Under SIGNATURE PAD SELECTION:
a. Select the bullet next to USE TOPAZ PAD, if applicable.
b. Select the bullet next to USE SCRIPTEL PAD, if applicable.
c. Select the bullet next to USE ON-SCREEN SIGNATURES, if applicable.
5. In the Printer Settings window, click the second tab, 1040 RETURN PRINTING, or click OK to exit Setup and resume later.