What do I put in the Cash Total and Pledge Total of a batch?
When creating a new batch the Cash Total refers to the combined total of all contributions going into that batch, regardless of weather they're cash or checks. There is an opportunity during the posting phase to denote if they are cash or check.
The Pledge Total is only used of you are associating Pledges with a batch and is the total of the Pledge Amounts associated with the batch. Payments towards the pledge would not be included in this total (those would be grouped with other contributions in the Cash Total). So if you were associated a new $2000 pledge with a $100 down payment, the $2000 would be added to your Pledge Total and the $100 would be added to your Cash Total.