PSA Getting Started - Forms, Checks, and PDF Reports: How to set up the software for printing

How to set up the software for printing forms, checks, and PDF reports

Forms, Checks, and PDF Reports print a little differently than Print Preview in ParishSOFT Accounting. They open up in a new window and use Adobe Reader which controls the actual printing. So if you are setting up your software to print checks or if your attempt to print checks, forms (such as 941, W2s, or 1099s) or to view a PDF was unsuccessful, it could be one of three things:

  1. Pop-up Blocker: A pop-up blocker is preventing the window from showing
  2. Adobe Reader Settings: version/settings in Adobe Reader may be incorrect or you may need to install Adobe which is required to print all of these
  3. Blank Pages: If you are getting blank pages every other page when printing reports, you may need to update your page setup options.


How to set up pop-up blocker exceptions

Select the browser you use for your ParishSOFT Accounting Application below to learn how to add your site as an exception to your browsers pop-up blocker.

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox




How to install and set up your browser for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

First of all, if you do not have Adobe Reader installed, you’ll want to be sure to download and install Adobe Reader X (where X=current version), which can be downloaded for free from Adobe's Web Site.

If you do have Adobe installed and checks have stopped printing or you have never been able to print them, you may need to update your version by using the same link.

Once you have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, you must ensure your PDF files will always open using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To learn how to do this, click here.

Click on the following link to learn how to set up your browser to use Adobe Reader.



How to update your page setup options to avoid blank pages

Choosing between the two options, Preview Report or View PDF makes a difference in your report output. Click the following link to learn the difference: When to use Preview Report or View PDF.

Intermittently, customers will get blank pages between their report pages. To address this, pull up the Firefox menu by clicking your keyboard Alt Key. Then, at the top, left, click File, Page Setup. The following window will display. Select Margins & Header/Footer and change the settings to match those shown in the image below. Then, click OK.


Related Articles

For Checks: In addition to setting up your browser and adding Adobe Acrobat Reader, you must also ensure you have an Account in your Chart which is set up as a Bank Account and you must also set up the check format to print properly for your particular checks and printer. The following Help Article addresses these issues: How to set up your check layout and print test checks and How to set up a bank account.

Setting Up Accounts Payable

Setting Default Accounts for transactions

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