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Star Check Writer

Everything you need to install, administer, and use the Star Check Writer Software

1. Introduction

1.1. Introduction - What this software actually does.

The Star Check Writer program was written to create a simple way to fill in your personal checks.

There are many features and options that allow you to customize the way this program is used and make it more suitable for you own Personal or Company needs.


Have you ever wanted to make your daily/weekly/monthly bill paying process easier?  Well, this little program was designed to make life and this process just a little easier.  Now, of course there is on-line bill paying nowadays, but what about those of us who do not want to use this process, or still have many checks we have to write each month.  This program helps you fill in and print wonderful looking checks right on your own check book checks.  It DOES NOT PRINT THE ACTUAL CHECK, as there are many programs that can do that, this one just fills in the Date, Name, Amount, Amount Wording and the Memo Field to make this process very simple.  Do you have to print the same check every month for a loan or such? You can store this information into the Payee file and retrieve it and print in about 2 clicks of the mouse.  How easy is that?  Or, you can store the payee and memo fields and only fill in the amount total.  Many of us only have one checking account and one check style, but for those of you who have multiple accounts, this program can handle those too.  You can have unlimited check layouts, checking accounts, printers, and payees so you can grow and the software grows with you.

Most of the features included in this system has been developed with the end-user in mind, as most of them have come from requests of our users. You can easily change the options to customize it more to your liking by using the different setup options in this program.  There is a Data Backup feature to help control your data protection requirements. Read through this help file, as most of the features and functions are described within. If you cannot find your answers here, then by all means contact us via our help desk located at http://help.starre.com, our support staff will be happy to answer your questions as needed.

Star Check Writer should be able to handle all of your needs as is. If there are other functions you would like to add feel free to contact us and we will review them and offer a quotation on the costs associated with those changes, or we could even add such an option to a future release.

We are always looking to upgrade and offer a more functional product. Be sure to check for updates often on our web site @ www.starresoft.com  As a registered user, you are also eligible to receive all upgrades and updates to this program for a period of (3) months.  See the registration area for more information.

2. Installation

2.1. Where to obtain software

You can download this software from our web site

http://www.starresoft.com/checkwriterdownload.htm


2.2. How do I actually Download and Install the software.

Instructions to download this software.

STEP ONE: Download Star Check Writer

Star Check Writer is distributed in a self-extracting executable file. You can download this software from our web site at www.starresoft.com/checkwriterdownload.htm
You don't need any external programs to install and setup Star Check Writer on your PC, just follow the instructions below.

In these instructions we assume you are using Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7/8.

Once you arrive at the site listed above, you will click the download button. After you do this:

With Internet Explorer, a dialog box will appear asking you to either Run, Save or Cancel.

With Firefox, it will ask to Save or Cancel.

The best option is to save the file. Then it may ask where to save the file. The default that pops up is the best and safest option. Then select Save.

STEP TWO: Install Star Check Writer

Once you have downloaded Star Check Writer software, you are ready to install it. After the download is finished, the dialog box will say Download Complete. From here you will select Run (Internet Explorer) or Double Click the downloaded file (Firefox).

This will open up the installation dialog box. Just follow the instructions. During the installation, you will be prompted to accept the license agreement, along with other information needed to perform the installation.  When the program is finished installing, and you are running Windows XP or earlier, you will be prompted to run the software.  If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, the installation program will close and you will be finished with the install.

You are ready to run the software. An Icon should have been placed on your desktop. Simply double click and the software will run.

2.3. Installing software

 

All you need to do is to run the file you downloaded.  To do this, you can either dbl-click on it, or run it.  This will run the installation program.  During the installation program, you will be prompted to accept the license agreement, along with other information needed to perform the installation.  When the program is finished installing, and you are running Windows XP or earlier, you will be prompted to run the software.  If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, the installation program will close and you will be finished with the install.

2.4. When I download the software, it states that the file is corrupt. What do I do?

You need to delete the file you downloaded. Then be sure to clear the temporary files in your browser. Then try re-downloading. It should download fine and install.

If you do not know how to delete your temporary files, here are the instructions for deleting them from Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers.

Internet Explorer:
Run the program. Click on the Tools menu, then Internet Options. This will display the Options screen. Click on the Delete button listed under Browsing History. Then Click on the Delete File button listed under Temporary Internet Files. Then Click on Yes when prompted. Then Click Close, then OK. This will delete your temporary files from the system.

Firefox:
Run the program. At the top of the Firefox window, Click on the Tools menu, and Select Clear Private Data...The Clear Private Data window will open, allowing your to select which private data you want to clear. Check mark the data you want to clear, then click on Clear Private Data Now to clear the data; or click on Cancel to close the Clear Private Data window without clearing any private data.

Chrome:
Run the program. On the upper right corner of the screen, click on the Wrench. Then highlight Tools then click Clear browsing data... This will open up another browser and you will be prompted to select what you want to clear. Check mark the box "Empty the cache" and any other data you may wish to clear. Now click Clear browser data. If you change your mind, click Cancel.

2.5. Running the software

After you have successfully installed the software onto your computer, you are ready to run the software for the first time.

If you installed this software onto a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP or earlier, you would have been prompted to run the software after the installation process.  If running Microsoft Vista or Windows 7, it does not run the software after the install.

To run the software, you have two options.  If a shortcut was placed onto your desktop, you can run the software by dbl-clicking on the icon called Star Check Writer.

If a shortcut was not installed, or if you do not want to run it from the shortcut, you can run it via the Windows program menu.  Just click on the Start Button (XP) or the Vista Start button (Vista) or the Windows Start Orb (Windows 7) which is located at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen.  This will activate the Program menu system.  Then you need to click on All Programs, then Star Check Writer folder, then Star Check Writer.  This will launch the software.

2.6. Upgrading

After the software has been installed, you can periodically check to see it there are any updates available. To do this, run the software, click on the Help menu from the main screen, then click on Check for Updates.

If your computer is connected to the Internet, then it will check with the StarreSoft website for any updates that might be available.

If any are found, you will then be prompted whether or not you would like to download and install the updates/upgrades to your computer.

If you choose to upgrade/update, be sure to Backup your database just to always be on the safe side.  

Please keep in mind that Upgrading the software to the latest version may not be free. Check to see if you are eligible before installing.  The upgrade cost if not elligible for a free upgrade is $17.95. 

To check to see what version you have on your machine, run the software, click on the Help menu, then click on About... This will tell you the version you are currently running.

If you wish, you can always just check our website at www.starresoft.com/checkwriter.htm and the latest version will be listed on the main screen.

2.7. How can I move the software to a new computer?

To move this software to a new computer, you will need to perform the following tasks.

Install the original software on the new computer.  This will create a new copy of the software along with a new blank set of data files.

On the old computer, run the software and perform a Backup of the data files. You can do this by selecting the option from the File menu in the program. Select Backup/Restore Data, then Backup Data. This will create a .zip file of all the files used in the Star Check Writer program. It prompts you for a name for the file to be created for your backup. Save this .zip file to a flash drive or other portable media that will allow you to copy this to the new computer.

On the new computer, run the software and perform a Restore of the data files. You can do this by selecting the option from the File menu in the program. Select Backup/Restore Data, then Restore Data. This will prompt you for the location of the .zip file which you created using the Backup routine. Point to this file, then click on the Open button. You should be prompted to Replace the files. Select Replace All. This should bring all your data over from your previous copy.

You will need to enter the Registration codes to unlock the new install into a registered version. Be sure to have this handy so you can perform this task. After installing and restoring the data files, click on the Windows Start button, then All Programs, then Star Check Writer, then Utilities, then Register Program. You will be prompted for your User Name and Key.  Use the information that was sent to you, and you should receive a message, Key is valid and has been stored.

If you installed a new printer on this new machine, you will need to update this in the program.

2.8. Is there an Uninstall feature

Yes. If running Windows 7 or below you can follow these instructions.

Click on the Windows Start button, then Programs, Star Check Writer, Utilities, Uninstall.

 

 

This will un-install the software from your computer.

If running Windows 10+ then you will need to follow these instructions.

Click on the Windows Start Button and select Settings.

This will display the Windows Settings screen.  Click on the Apps option as shown.

This will display all the Applications on your system.  Scroll down to Star Check Writer and select it.  

It will run you through the Uninstall Feature.

3. Setup

3.1. Initial Setup

There is a setup section that needs to be addressed before the software is ready for use. Here is a description of what needs to be setup and how this is done.

To access the System Setups, run the program and click on the Setup menu, then you have three choices. Accounts, Checks, and Printers.

Accounts Setup Options

Check Setup Options

Printer Setup Options

Each of these areas need to be setup before using the program correctly.

Click on the links above to learn more about the setup of each option.

Turn ON Immediate Drop Down of Payee: When turned ON, when you start typing in the Pay to the order field, a drop down box will appear will all of the payees you have stored in your database.

Turn ON Graphic Skin: When turned ON, the main screen will appear different. It does not change the functionality of the program, only the appearance.

Show Today's Running Total: When turned on will keep a running total of all the checks you created that day. It will appear on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

Clear/Reset Screen Positional Settings: When selected will return the main screen size & location to it's default settings and the program will close.

3.2. Accounts Setup

 

To arrive at the Account Setup screen, from the Main Screen, click Setup then Accounts

This will display the Setup Options screen for your Checking Accounts. Here you will find the different settings and options. We have listed the different fields and options you have to choose from along with a description of the different settings.

Account Number:
This field allows you to enter your Account number associated with your Checking Account.  You can use your actual Checking Account Number, or just create a number that you want to association with this account.  This information does not print on the Checks, but is used internally if you have multiple Accounts.

Routing Number:
This field allows you to enter your Account Routing number associated with your Checking Account.  You can use your actual Checking Account Routing Number, or just create a number that you want to association with this account.  This information does not print on the Checks, as it in only used to describe the account. 

Account Name:
This field allows you to enter your Account Name associated with your Checking Account.  You can use anything to help you determine which account this is assigned to.  This information does not print on the Checks, as it in only used to describe the account and is displayed on the main screen when printing checks.

Name/Address:
These fields allows you to enter your Name and Address associated with your Account.  These fields are displayed on the Main screen when printing, but do not print.  Basically they help you see what account you are printing from and make the main screen look better.  As mentioned, this information does not print on the Checks, as it in only used to describe the account. 

Bank Name/Address:
These fields allows you to enter your Bank Name and Address associated with your Account.  These fields are displayed on the Main screen when printing, but do not print.  Basically they help you see what account you are printing from and make the main screen look better.  As mentioned, this information does not print on the Checks, as it in only used to describe the account. 

Check Type:
This Selection field if used to define the Check layout that is to be used to print the actual checks from this account.  If you have multiple check layouts, you can select the one associated with this account.  If you only have one check layout, then just select the Default check layout. 

Printer:
This Selection field if used to define the Printer that is to be used to print the actual checks from this account.  If you have multiple printers, you can select the one associated with this account.  If you only have one printer, then just select the Default printer selection.

Next Check Number:
This field stores the Next Check Number to be used in printing the checks.  This field does not print, but it is used when storing the Check History information. 

Default Account: 
This check box is used to define the default Account if using multiple accounts in the system.  Be sure to uncheck any other account if you decide to use this check box with multiple accounts.

Print Mailing Address:
This check box is selected if you wish to print the mailing address of the Payee on the check. When checked, you will see an address box appear above the Memo box on the Main screen. This is where you can manually add a mailing address for the Payee that will print on the face of your check. Only check this box if you want the option to add addresses manually, otherwise, do not check.

Auto Add Payees: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to Automatically add Payees when entering data into the Main screen when printing checks.  If this box is checked, then when you print a check and the Payee is not in the Payee database, it will automatically be added for future usage.  If this box is not checked, then you have to manually add the Payees.  When you key in the new payee on the main screen, you can quickly add Payees by just pressing on the F12 key after you have entered the information to be printed.  As you will see a F12 - Add Payee message if the Payee does not exist in the Payee file. 

Show Currency Word: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to print the assigned Currency word on the amount wording.  If you prefer to have the Currency word not print, then Un-Check this box.

CAP Payees: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to Auto Capitalize the Payee field during entry.  If you prefer to have the field entered in CAPS then Check this box.

CAP Memo: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to Auto Capitalize the Memo field during entry.  If you prefer to have the field entered in CAPS then Check this box. 

Alternate Date: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to print the Alternate Date on the Checks.  This will cause the system to print the date in a format of (Jan 01, 2007) instead of 1/1/2007.  If combined with the checkbox of Print Sep Year (which will only display if this field is checked) then the date will print as (Jan 01). 

Print Sep Year: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to print a Separate Year field.  This will allow you to define where to also print the year field.  Some checks are already pre-printed with a 20____  this allows you to fill in the Year as (06) or such.  This can only be seen if the Alternate Date field is checked. 

Asterisks in Amt.: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to print leading Asterisks in the Amount field.  Such as (****14.00)  If you do not want leading asterisks, then leave this box unchecked.

Currency sign in Amt.: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to print a leading Currency Sign in the Amount field.  Such as ($14.00)  If you do not want a leading Currency Sign, then leave this box unchecked. 

Asterisks in Words: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to print following Asterisks in the Word Amount field.  Such as 

(Ten Dollars and 51/100**************)  If you do not want following asterisks, then leave this box unchecked. 

Use Signature Pic/Graphic.: 
This check box is used to define whether or not to use and print a Signature on the Check.  If checked, it will display a Signature graphic field so you can load a .bmp file containing your signature.  This can be scanned and created using a scanner and graphic package.  Then loaded into this field.  It will then automatically print this signature on all the checks for this account if checked.  If you do not want to print and use a Signature, then leave this box unchecked.

Allow Blank $ Checks:
This check box is used to define whether or not you would like the ability to print a check without an amount being entered. In essence, a Blank Check with only the Date, Payee, Memo & Signature fields printed.

Use Different Currency Suffix instead of /100:
This check box is used to use a different currency suffix on the currency wording that is printed on the check.  If selected, you can create a different currency suffix that is used when you enter a value for the check.  Such as ONLY or something that your Country uses to replace the default of /100.  Here is a screen of that selection and an example of the output on the main screen


Set Date Masking:
This selection field is not visible unless you select the option off the Edit menu - Set Date Masking.  This will display the box at the bottom of the screen that will allow you to select the desired format to print the date on the check.  There are many selections so choose which one fits your needs.  Here is a list of the available options.
MM/DD/YYYY
MM DD YYYY
MM-DD-YYYY
MM.DD.YYYY
MMDDYYYY
DD/MM/YYYY
DD MM YYYY
DD-MM-YYYY
DD.MM.YYYY
DDMMYYYY
YYYY/MM/DD
YYYY MM DD
YYYY-MM-DD
YYYY.MM.DD
YYYYMMDD
YYMMDD
YY MM DD
YY  MM  DD
Y Y M M D D
Y  Y  M  M  D  D
Y   Y   M   M   D   D
Y    Y    M    M    D    D

The last three are used mainly for Canada's new date on check formats.

Menu Options:
The menu that is displayed on this screen allows you to select different options to process.  Below is a list of all the options available along with their meanings/functions. 

File:

Close - Close this screen - Returns back to Main screen. 

Edit:

New - This option will create a new Account in the system.

Delete - This option will Delete the selected Account from the system.

Set Date Masking -  This option allows you to change the format or masking of the printed date field on the check.  Just select it and a Date Masking field will be displayed for you to choose the format you want the check date to be printed.  You can choose many different options such as DDMMYYYY which will print the date such as 01032007, or DD/MM/YYYY which will print the date as 01/03/2007.  Just choose the one you want.

Set Background Color for Selected Account - This option will allow you to define a background color that will be associated with the selected Account.  This is helpful when you have multiple accounts to help determine which one is being used when printing.

Currency to be used for Selected Account -  This option is used to define which Currency to use in the program.  Just select it and a Currency Wording field will display and allow you to change it.  This can be different for each Account.

Help:

Help - This will display the programs Help file.

About - This option will display the About screen.  This screen will display the version number of the program.

3.3. Check Setup

To arrive at the Check Setup screen, from the main Screen, click Setup then Checks

This will display the Setup Options screen for your Check Setups. Here you will find the different settings and options. We have listed the different fields and options you have to choose from along with a description of the different settings. Below you will find the Setup screens for a normal wallet check & the Setup for a voucher style check.

 

There is a grid that displays the different Checks that are defined in this program. You can click on one that is displayed and the record will be selected for changes etc.

Be sure, once you have selected your check style here, that you select this Check Type in the Account Setup. Click Setup then Accounts.

Then use the drop down box to select Check Type for the Account selected.

Then click Close to save your selection.

Check Name:
This field allows you to enter a Check Name that is used to define your Check Layout to be printed.  If you only have one Check layout, then I would suggest leaving it defined as Default.  Otherwise, you can create a different one if needed.

Voucher Style Check: - This check box selection is used to define if this is a Voucher Style check or not.  If this is checked, then it means you are defining a Voucher Style Check.  Which is a full sheet check with two voucher areas on it.

Voucher Positions: This selection field will only be displayed if a Voucher Style check is selected.  This will tell the program where the Vouchers are positioned on the sheet.  You have 3 choices.  13, 23, and 33.  13 means the check is the first to print followed by the two vouchers on the sheet.  23 means the check is in the middle of second position, and there is a voucher on top and bottom of the sheet.  33 means the check is the last to print on the sheet proceeded by two vouchers above the check.  Choose which one fits your check sheets.

Check Form Size:
These fields allows you to enter the actual size of your checks.  This is stored in inches and you must include the Height and Width of the actual check being printed.

Printed field layout on check: (Standard or Business Size Checks)

Date - Left and Top:
These fields define where on the check to print the Date.  These are stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  If you are using the Alternate Date format and using the Print Separate Year selection, you will also see the placement of the Year field.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the check and Top of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.

Name - Left and Top:
These fields define where on the check to print the Payee Name.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the check and Top of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.

Address - Left and Top: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define where on the check to print the Address fields.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the check and Top of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.

Print Both Payee and Name/Addr: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define if the program is to print both the Payee and Name Addresses. If this is selected, then the program will print the Payee field along with the separate Name and Address field for mailing.  If this is not selected, then it will print only the Name and Address of the check recipient and will not print the separate Payee field.  Here is what it looks like on a printed check if this is selected. 

Amount - Left and Top:
These fields define where on the check to print the Check Amount.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the check and Top of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.

Word Amount - Left and Top:
These fields define where on the check to print the Amount Wording.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the check and Top of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.

Memo - Left and Top:
These fields define where on the check to print the Memo.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the check and Top of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.

Signature - Left and Top:
These fields define where on the check to print the Signature graphic.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the check and Top of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.  This is only displayed if you are using a Signature Graphic to be printed as selected in the Account setup screen. 

Ref # - Left and Top: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define where on the check to print the Reference Number fields.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the Voucher and Top of the Voucher.  This is the stub part of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.  And this is only measured from the crease of the stub and does not include the length from the top of the form, only the stub or voucher crease. 

Description- Left and Top: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define where on the check to print the Description fields.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the Voucher and Top of the Voucher.  This is the stub part of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.  And this is only measured from the crease of the stub and does not include the length from the top of the form, only the stub or voucher crease.

Inv. Date - Left and Top: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define where on the check to print the Invoice Date fields.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the Voucher and Top of the Voucher.  This is the stub part of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.  And this is only measured from the crease of the stub and does not include the length from the top of the form, only the stub or voucher crease.

Inv. Amt - Left and Top: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define where on the check to print the Invoice Amount fields.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the Voucher and Top of the Voucher.  This is the stub part of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.  And this is only measured from the crease of the stub and does not include the length from the top of the form, only the stub or voucher crease.

Discount - Left and Top: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define where on the check to print the Discount fields.  This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size.  These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the Voucher and Top of the Voucher.  This is the stub part of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches.  And this is only measured from the crease of the stub and does not include the length from the top of the form, only the stub or voucher crease.

Amt Paid - Left and Top: Only displayed if Voucher style check is selected.
These fields define where on the check to print the Amount Paid fields. This is stored in inches relevant to the placement on the check as defined in the actual check size. These fields are measured from the respective Left side of the Voucher and Top of the Voucher. This is the stub part of the check.  This basically tells you where the field prints from the left and top of the check measured in inches. And this is only measured from the crease of the stub and does not include the length from the top of the form, only the stub or voucher crease.

Buttons:
Test Print:
This button when pressed will print a Test Check. It is used to help in the alignment of the fields to be printed on the actual checks. You can either print to an actual check, or just plain paper to help align the fields.

Menu Options:
The menu that is displayed on this screen allows you to select different options to process.  Below is a list of all the options available along with their meanings/functions.

File:

Close - Close this screen - Returns back to Main screen.

Edit:

New - This option will create a new Account in the system.
Delete - This option will Delete the selected Account from the system.

Fonts:

This menu option will allow you to modify the Font settings for the following fields to be printed:

Date
Name
Amount
Word Amount
Memo

Help:

Help - This will display the programs Help file.
About - This option will display the About screen.  This screen will display the version number of the program.

3.4. Printer Setup

To arrive at the Printer Setup screen, from the main Screen, click Setup then Printers

This will display the Setup Options screen for your Printers. Here you will find the different settings and options. We have listed the different fields and options you have to choose from along with a description of the different settings.


There is a grid that displays the different Printers that are defined in this program. You can click on one that is displayed and the record will be selected for changes etc.

Printer Name:
This field allows you to enter a Printer Name that is used to define your Printer. If you only have one Printer that you will use to print the actual check, then I would suggest leaving it defined as Default. Otherwise, you can create a different one if needed. This is not the actual printers that are already setup in Windows, it is just here to describe the printers you plan on using the program for/with. 

Feed Direction:
Normal Facing Up/Laser
- This check box is used if your printer is a Laser Printer or for only a few other style printers.
Inverted - Upside down/InkJet - This check box is used if your printer is an Ink Jet printer.

Feeder Position:
These check boxes define where the actual feeder of the check goes.  Normally we would use the same position as where you would feed your envelopes.

Left - This check box is used if the feeder position is on the Left side of the printer.
Center - This check box is used if the feeder position is on the Center of the printer.
Right - This check box is used if the feeder position is on the Right side of the printer.

Orientation:
These check boxes determine the orientation of how the printer feeds the check.  Normally it would be in Landscape Feed.  If your printer needs to feed it in portrait feed, then check the appropriate box.

Display Load Check Message:
This check box if checked, will prompt you to load a check when printing. If un-checked, then when you tell the program to print a check, it will not display a message to load.

Actual System Printer Name to be used to print with:
This drop down selection box is used to the select the actual System Printer name that is connected to your computer which you will use to print the checks with. When you select the drop down button to the right, it will show you all the printers that are currently configured and connected to your computer. Just select the one that you will use. If you only have one displayed, then select that one as this is the printer that the program will use.

Feeder/Bin Selection to use:
This selection box is coordinated with the Actual System Printer Name. This will display the available bins or paper slot selections for the selected printer that you will feed the checks to be printed with. Just select one of the selections and the check will be fed using this selection. 

Menu Options:
The menu that is displayed on this screen allows you to select different options to process.  Below is a list of all the options available along with their meanings/functions.

File:

Close - Close this screen - Returns back to Main screen.

Edit:

New - This option will create a new Printer record in the system.
Delete - This option will Delete the selected Printer record from the system.

Help:


Help - This will display the programs Help file.

About - This option will display the About screen. This screen will display the version number of the program.

3.5. Other Check Sizes - Examples of Settings

Here are some examples of different Check Sizing Setups.

Here is an example of a Business Size Check:

Here is one for a standard Deluxe Wallet Check:

Here is an example of a Voucher Style Check layout..

You can define just about any common sized checks that are available.

3.6. Payee Maintenance

To arrive at the Payees Maintenance screen, from the Main Screen, click Maintenance then Payees or press F2

The Payees Maintenance screen is displayed when you Create/Maintain Payees in the database.

To add a new Payee, click the New button at the top of the screen. This will create a blank record in which you can enter all of the desired information. 

If the amount for the Payee is the same for every check written, you can add a Default Amount. This will save you time when creating a check.
The Memo field could serve the same purpose if there is an account number associated with the Payee so you wouldn't have to type that over & over each time you write a check to the Payee. 

If you select Auto Print Envelope, after you print your check it will automatically open up the Star Envelope Printer Pro software and be ready to print out an envelope, saving even more time.

When you are finished, click New again to add another record or Close to exit this screen. The new Payee you created will now appear in the drop down box on the main screen.

Here is a list of the fields and information about them. 

Payee: The name of the Payee.

Printed Payee Name - If different: This is a different Payee Name that will be printed for the associated Payee record.  Such as if you have multiple AMEX accounts and want this information separated since there are different account numbers you can have one as the Payee = AMEX - BLUE, but assign the printed name as AMEX.  This way you can have multiple Payees that print the exact same name on the check.

Address: These fields define the Payees Address. There are four fields for address lines. Do not include the Name here as it is taken from the Payee field above.

Default Amount: This is a Default Check Amount that will be pre-loaded when selecting a Payee to print on the check.  This can be changed at printing time if needed.  It is only a default.

Memo: This is a Default Memo that will be pre-loaded when selecting a Payee to print on the check.  This can be changed at printing time if needed.  It is only a default.  Normally we would store the Account number so we do not have to key it in every time we print a check for this Payee.

Category: This is a selection to assign all checks written to this Payee to be put in the selected Expense Category. 

Assign to Account: This is an option if you have multiple accounts that you can select to assign the Payee to only show up on the drop down on the main screen if the selected account is being used.  If nothing is selected, then the Payee will be available for all accounts in the system. 

Auto Print Envelope: Only displayed if you have the Star Envelope Printer Pro software installed on this machine.
This selection box field will, if checked, automatically call the Star Envelope Printer Pro software to print an envelope after the check is printed. This is only available if you have the Star Envelope Printer Pro software installed. You can obtain this from our web site at www.starenv.com

Here are some of the options you are presented with on this screen.

There are buttons that allow you to perform these options. 

New: This button when pressed, will create a new Payee record.

Select: This button when pressed, will load the selected Payee record to the Check screen to be printed.

Close: This button when pressed, will Close this screen and return you to the Main screen.

 

Menu Options: The menu that is displayed on this screen allows you to select different options to process. Below is a list of all the options available along with their meanings/functions.

File: 

  • Star Envelope Printer Pro - This will open the application, if installed
  • Close - Closes the Payee Maintenance screen

Edit:

  • New - Create a New Payee record
  • Delete - Delete the Selected Payee record

Help:

Help - This will display the programs Help file.
Export Payee File - This option will run an Export Wizard to allow you to export the information in the Payee file to a different file option.
Import Payee File - This option will run an Import Wizard to allow you to import records into the Payee file from an outside source such as an excel file, etc.
About - This option will display the About screen.  This screen will display the version number of the program

 

 

3.7. History Maintenance

To arrive at the Check History screen click on Maintenance and select History or press F3

The Check History Maintenance screen is displayed when you want to Maintain the Printed Checks in the database

Here is a list of the fields and information about this screen. 

There is a filter bar at the top of the grid that allows you to key in a filter value to show only those records that match the filter.  Say you want to look up all checks written to Starre Enterprises, Inc., then in the Name field of the Filter Bar, key in Starre* - This will show all the checks for Starre - The asterisk is a wildcard and selects all records that start with Starre.  Or, you can use *Starre* and will show all records that contain Starre in the name.  You can select dates, or even info in the memo field.  To clear the filters you entered, just press the Esc key.

You are displayed a grid of all the printed checks for the selected Account.  You can scroll through and actually maintain the information by clicking on the grid for the record to maintain and just enter the correct information. Or, you can right click on a record to show a popup menu that will allow you to Void or even Delete a record.

Here are some of the options you are presented with on this screen.

There are buttons that allow you to perform different options.  Here is a list and definition of those options.

Close: This button when pressed, will Close this screen and return you to the Main screen.

Menu Options: The menu that is displayed on this screen allows you to select different options to process. Below is a list of all the options available along with their meanings/functions.

File:


Close - This will close the History screen

Edit:

Void Selected Check - This will mark the selected Check as Voided.
Void and Re-Print Selected Check - This will mark the selected Check as Voided and load the information originally printed to the main screen for a re-print.
Load Selected Check to Print a Duplicate - This will load the information that was originally printed to the main screen to Print a Duplicate of the original check with a new check number.
Delete - Delete the Selected Check from the System.
Clear Filter - This option will clear all the entries you entered in the Filter Bar.  Does not affect anything else on the screen or data.

View:

View Column Grouping Selections - If you select this option, a Group box will appear on the grid.  This will allow you to drag and drop a column into this box and the records will be displayed by that group.
For our example we dragged the Name and Amount columns.

View Footer Summary - If you select this option, a Footer will appear on the grid with a summary of the dollar amount of checks and withdrawals/deposits that have been entered into this system.

View Filtering Options - If you select this option, this filter allows you to select records to be displayed in the grid based on the criteria you tell it to display. 

To filter out and only display a particular Payee, you can click on the Payee Header box and it will drop down a selection screen and allow you to select a specific payee. This will display only the checks for that specific Payee.  You can also select multiple options to break down the display further.

Help:

Help - This will display the programs Help file
Export History - This option will open up the Export Wizard 
About
 - This option will display the About screen. This screen will display the version number of the program.


The displayed grid has many features that make it very flexible to use. You can sort each of the columns by just clicking on the column heading, or you can filter out records by each column too. Experiment as the program will not save your settings so to get things back to normal, you can just exit the program and go back into it and everything will be reset.

3.8. How can I check to see if there is an update available?

At anytime, you can check to see if there are any Updates/Upgrades available for this product.
To perform this task, just run the program.  Click on the Help menu from the main screen, then click on Check for Updates.

This will tell the program to check our web site for any available Upgrades/Updates.  If one is available, it will prompt you that there is an update available and ask you if you wish to download and install it.  If you choose to do so, just follow the prompts that come up.  Your system will then ask you to restart the program, which will run the installation of the Updates/Upgrade.  Just select the defaults and you should be good to go and the new version will be installed.

All Updates/Upgrades are available at no charge for a period of One (1) year from the original date of purchase.  Unless you are current on our Support/Upgrades/Updates licensing, I would not suggest upgrading or updating, as you may need to purchase the upgrade/update.

If the update is for the same Major Version, such as 3.20 and you already purchase a version 3.xx version, you will not need to purchase the upgrade.  Only when it upgrades to say version 4.xx, as the major version number changed.  As your original registration codes are valid though the full major version cycle.

4. Operations

4.1. Main Screen

The main screen that is displayed when you first run the program is the starting point for all operations in this program.

 Here are some of the options you are presented with on this screen.

There are buttons that allow you to perform different options.  Here is a list and definition of those options.

Print: 
This button when pressed, will attempt to print the check using the information listed on the screen.

Payees: 
This button when pressed, will open the Payees Selection/Maintenance screen so you can either select a Payee or maintain your list of payees in the system.  

Exit:
This button when pressed, will Exit the program.

Menu Options:
The menu that is displayed on this screen allows you to select different options to process.  Below is a list of all the options available along with their meanings/functions. 

File:

Edit:

  • Clear Entries - This allows you to empty the fields that are displayed on the screen.
  • Enter Check Number - if selected it will take you to the Check # field so you can change it to the current check to be printed.
  • Process Hand Written Checks - This option will create a History record of any checks that you hand wrote outside of this program.  This allows you to keep track of checks in your check book for reference.  It is processed just like printing a check, except it does not actually print the check.  It just adds it to the History file.
  • Process ATM Transactions.  This will call a screen so you can enter your ATM transactions - either Deposits of Withdrawals.  This will create the necessary transactions in the History file.
  • Jump to Payee Name

Maintenance:

  • Payees - This will take you to the Payees maintenance screen that will allow you to create or maintain your Payees.
  • History - This will take you to the History file.  You can maintain or view the current History records in the system here.

Reports:

  • Reports - This will display the Reports Screen.  It will allow for selection of the different reports that are available in the system. 

Setup:

  • Accounts - This will display the Accounts Setup screen.
  • Checks - This will display the Checks Setup screen.
  • Printers - This will display the Printers Setup screen.
  • Turn ON (or OFF) Immediate Drop Down of Payee - When ON, as you type in the field, the drop down with your Payees will appear.
  • Turn ON (or OFF) Graphic Skin - Allows you to change the appearance of the Main screen.
  • Show Today's Running Total - When selected will allow you to see a running total of the checks you have written for the day. This will appear in the bottom right hand corner of the Main screen.
  • Clear/Reset Screen Positional Settings - When selected will resotre the program to it's default size and position.

Help:

  • Help - This will display the programs Help file.
  • Star Check Writer Home Page - This option will take you to the Star Check Writer Web site.
  • Check for Software Updates - This option will connect to the Starre Software update center and check to see if there are any available updates to this program.
  • Send Feedback - This option will display the Starre Software Contact page to allow you to send any feedback or questions about this software.
  • Print Registration Form - This option will display if the program has not been registered.  If clicked on it will display a screen that will allow you to fill out and send along with your payment to Starre Software via postal mail system.
  • Purchase On-Line Now - This option will display if the program has not been registered.  If clicked on it will take you to the Starre Software Purchasing Web Site which will allow you to purchase this software.
  • About - This option will display the About screen.  This screen will display the version number of the program.

Buy Now:

This button will display if the program has not been registered.  If clicked on it will take you to the Starre Software Purchasing Web Site which will allow you to purchase this software.

Processing options and fields on the screen.

This area will explain the different processing options and fields that are defined on this screen.

Here is a list of the fields and information about them.

Account: - This field will be displayed if there are multiple Accounts listed in the program.  This allows for easy switching of accounts when printing checks.

Check#: - This is the Check number associated with this check to be printed.  It does not print on the check, but is needed for History tracking.

Date: - This is the Check date to be printed on the check.

Payee: - The name of the Payee.  This is who the check will be written to.  You can enter N/A to print a blank payee on the check.  Otherwise it needs to be filled in.

Amount: - This is the Check Amount that will be printed on the check.

Memo: - This is the Memo that will be printed on the check.  Normally it would contain the Account number or something that can easily be identified for what the check was written for.  

Available Function Keys.

This area will explain the different function keys that are available for use on this screen.

F2 - Payee Lookup.  This will allow you to perform a lookup for a Payee record to load into the check to be printed.

F9 - Print Check.  This will tell the system to Print the entered Check.

F11 - Account Setup - This will display the Accounts screen so you can either select or maintain the account selected.

Alt+C - This will take the cursor directly to the Check number field so you can change it to the correct check number.

Ctrl-E - Pressing this key sequence will call your email program with a listing of your setup functions that can be sent to our support team.  This is useful when trying to diagnose problems.

4.2. Payee Screen

To add a new Payee: Click New  
Enter the Payee information in the fields at the bottom of this screen.

 

Payee:  Enter the name of the Payee in this field, who is the check payable to.

Printed Payee Name - If Different:   This field is optional; Information entered in this field will be printed on your check as the Payee.  

 

When you are finished adding a new Payee you can click Close.  This will save your Payee to the list and close the Payees Screen.

 You can also click New.  This will save your current Payee information and allow you to input a new Payee record.

 

To select a Payee: Double click the Payee name from the list or you can select the name and click on the Select button.

 

To delete a Payee:  Left click on the Payee name in the list of Payees. Click on Edit and click Delete

To Edit a Payee: Simply click on the Payee from the list, and change the information in the fields at the bottom of the screen.

4.3. Let's Print A Check

 Once you have setup Star Check Writer as described in Chapter 3, you are now ready to print a check.

Launch the program by double clicking the Star Check Writer Icon on your desktop. On the main screen, use the pull down menu to select the account you wish to use if you have more than one account to choose from. In our example, we chose Starresoft.

Next select the Payee, this can be done a few different ways. You can click on the Payees button and select the Payee from your list of Payees. You can type the name of your Payee in the "Pay to the order of" field, or you can select the payee using the pull down window. The next example shows how to select a Payee using the pull down menu. First left click on the right side of the "Pay to the order of" field, this will enable the pull down menu. Next simply click on the Payee you wish to use.

If you have entered a default amount and/or a memo in the Payees screen for the Payee you select, it is automatically entered on your check, as shown in the highlighted areas in the example below. That's it! Click print, and you're done!

 

 

5. How To:

5.1. Add two Payees with the same printed name?

If you are looking to add two or more Payees that have the same printed Name, but different account or address information, you can do so in the Payee Maintenance file.

There is a field called Printed Payee Name - If different.

This is a different Payee Name that will be printed for the associated Payee record. Such as if you have multiple AMEX accounts and want this information separated since there are different account numbers you can have one as the Payee = AMEX - BLUE, but assign the printed name as AMEX. This way you can have multiple Payees that print the exact same name on the check.

5.2. How do I change the Fonts for the Check Fields

You can change the fonts on the Check Setup screen. Just run the software, click on Setup then Checks.

This will display the Check Setup screen. Click Fonts then select which field you would like to change.

After you have selected the one you want to change, you will see the Font screen.  

Make your selections and click OK. This will return you to the Check Setup screen.

You will not see the change on the main screen, only on the printed check.

5.3. How do I change the Date Format/Masking to DD/MM/YY or other format

This is done under the Account Setup screen. Run the program, click on Setup then Accounts.

When the Accounts screen is displayed, you need to click on the Edit menu, then Set Date Masking. This will display a Date Masking field at the bottom right hand corner of the screen that states - Date Masking to Use. Select the option that states - MM/DD/YYYY or whichever format you wish the date to be printed with.

After you have made your selection, click Close to save.

5.4. How do I set the date to field to print May 22, 11

You need to go into the program, click on Setup then Accounts. 

When the Accounts screen is displayed, there is a check box near the bottom right of the screen that states, Alternate Date. Check this box, then Check the box that comes up that states - Print Sep Year. This will print the Date with a format such as May 22, and a separate year field of 11.

After you have finished, click Close to save.

 

5.5. How do I change the Currency Values that prints

Run the program, click on Setup then Accounts.

When the Accounts screen is displayed click on Edit then Currency to be used for Selected Account. This will display a selection field at the bottom of the screen that states - Currency Wording to Use. You can select any of the predefined Currency values.


After you have made your selection, click Close to save.

5.6. How Do I Print Mailing Address on Checks

To properly have your payee Mailing Address print on your ceck, follow these steps:
Open the software and click Setup and select Checks:



On this screen, be sure that "Print Both Payee and Name/Addresses on check" is checked.
Click Close to save this change. This will take you back to the Main screen.

Next, click on Setup and select Accounts:

On this creen, be sure that "Print Mailing Address" box is checked.
Click Close to save this change. This will take you back to the Main screen.

Once you arrive back at the Main Screen, Exit the software to save your changes.

5.7. How do I get commas in the printed check amount

To get the printed check amount to print with comma separators for the thousands, such as 12,345.67 you just need to perform the following setup options.

From the Main screen, click on Setup then Accounts.

This will display the Accounts Setup screen.

Select the Account in the top grid you wish to set this option up with by clicking on it with your mouse. For our demonstration, we have selected the Starre Enterprises, Inc. account. This will highlight the account for changes.

For a comma to appear on your printed check you must either check the box that says "Asterisks in Amt." or "Currency sign in Amt."

The comma will not appear on the main screen but will print on your check.

When you have finished, click Close to save.

5.8. How do I get asterisks to the printed check amount

Click on the Setup, then Accounts.

This will give you the options for the Account. There is a field listed on this screen as listed below:

Asterisks in Amt. - This check box is used to define whether or not to print leading Asterisks in the Amount field.

Such as (****14.00) If you do not want leading asterisks, then leave this box unchecked.

If you are actually looking for asterisks in the worded amount, then check this field as listed below:

Asterisks in Words - This check box is used to define whether or not to print Asterisks in the Word Amount field.

Such as (Ten Dollars and 51/100**************) If you do not want following asterisks, then leave this box unchecked.

5.9. How do I add another Checking Account

To add another Checking Account to the program, run the program, click on Setup then Accounts.
Or, press the F11 key.

This will display the Accounts screen.

To add another Account, press the New Button. This will create a blank record in the system for the new account.
Be sure to assign it an Account Name. It needs at least this information to create the account in the system.
You can assign it an Account number if you wish. None of this information prints on the check, it is for informational purposes only.

When you are finished, click Close to save.

 

 

5.10. How do I add a scanned signature to the program

To add your scanned signature, it must be in a format of .bmp. If you have it in this bitmap format, then you just need to perform the following.

Open the program. Click on the Setup menu, then Accounts.

Here you see the setup options for the account.

At the bottom right hand corner, there is a check box that states - Use Signature Pic. Be sure this is Checked. If/When it is checked you will see a white box to the left of this area. This is where the signature is displayed.

Take your mouse over this box, then RIGHT click your mouse. A popup menu will appear and an option that says Load will be displayed. Select Load and you will have to select the file that contains your signature. Find the file you wish to use and select it. It will load into this area and you should have the signature displayed.

When you are finished, click Close to save.

If you do not have your signature saved as a .bmp file (bitmap), then you can also load it. The process is a little different in this case. First, select a program on your system that will display the signature. This could be just about any graphic program that you have on your system. If you do not have anything that you normally use, you can use Microsoft's Paint program. To run this program, just click on the Windows Start Button, click on All Programs, click on Accessories, then Paint. When this program is running, click on File, then Open. Select the file that contains your scanned signature. It will be displayed on the screen. The next step is to click on the Edit menu, then Select All. This will highlight the whole picture, then you can click on the Edit menu again, then click on Copy. This will cause your system to copy the image into memory/clipboard. You can then close this program, go to the Check Writer, select Setup, and Accounts. Go to the box at the bottom left of the screen (as long as you selected Use Signature Pic) RIGHT click on your mouse, then select PASTE. This will paste the picture you just copied into this this area and you should have the signature displayed.

5.11. How Do I Backup The Data Files

The backup feature is accessible from the Main Screen off the File Menu. Click File then select Backup/Restore Data, then Backup Data. .

This will open a window for you to select where you would like to save the backup.

For our purposes here, I selected the Desktop as the save location and the file name is the default that comes up.

Click Save

Click OK to close.

 

5.12. How Do I Restore The Data Files

You can run a restore of the data files at anytime. You will restore from the zip file that was created when you performed the Backup as in the previous chapter. Our example restores from the Desktop. To perform this operation just follow the steps below.

The backup feature is accessible from the Main Screen off the File Menu. Click File then select Backup/Restore Data, then Restore Data.

This will open a window for you to select where your previously saved Backup is located.

Once you click Open, your files should be restored.

Click OK to close. Restart the software.

5.13. Import Payee records from an Excel spreadsheet

Here are the instructions to import Payee information from an excel spreadsheet.

1. Go to the Payee Maintenance screen.

Select the Help Menu, the Import Payee File.

This will display the Import Wizard.

To import from an Excel file, select Excel file. Then click Next.

You will be shown the following screen.

Click on the eclipse to select the excel file to import from on your system.

After selecting the file, it will show the file in the above field.  Then click next.

You will be shown the following screen.

Ignore this screen and click Next to show the next screen.

Here is where you map the columns in the spreadsheet to the file in the Check Writer software.  If you click on the heading of the column, it will drop down the selection to point to the field in the software.  As shown, we mapped the Name to the Name field, then selected the Memo field to store the Memo information.  If you have address information do the same for the rest of the fields.

Click Next.

This will show you a recap of what colums are going to be placed in the Check Writer Payee fields. If you need to change anything, you can do it here or click Back to go back to the last screen.

Click Next.

This will show the data and the associated fields the data will be placed.  

Click Next.

This is the last step.  If you are just adding records to the Payee file, be sure to keep it on the Append option, otherwise if you have the Copy selected, it will delete all your records and replace it with what you are importing.

Click Next, and it will run through the Import process.  After completed, it will display back to the Payee screen with the records added.

That is it.  You have completed the Import process.

 

 

5.14. Share the data files between users on workstation.

To be able to share the software and use the same data files between users on a workstation, you must perform a couple of tasks to allow the system to do this.  As the software and data was not written to be shared between users, as normally they would prefer to have their own sets of data.  But, in the event you wish this to happen, here are the instructions to do so.

The first thing you will need to do is to find out where the data files reside. To do this, run the software, click on the Help menu, then About..  This will display the About screen.  On the bottom of the screen you should see the data file location as pictured below.

Check Writer files location

Next think you should do is to move the files.  Or, copy them to a shared location that all users can access.  I would think the best place on your system would be C:\Users\Public\Documents\StarreSoft\CheckWriter\data

You would need to create the folder on your system to hold the data files, and you can do this using Windows Explorer.  Just proceed to the the Users, Public, Documents folder and create a folder called StarreSoft, and in that folder create another folder called CheckWriter, and another called data.

Then you can copy the files from the folder that is displayed above into the new folder. Be sure to select them all.

After you have copied all the files, you will then need to edit your Registry to tell the program where the new files are located.  Run the windows program REGEDIT.exe, and scroll till you find the following.

Double click on the word starcheckwriter, and you will see the following edit screen.

Just change the location to the folder that you created previously, which should be: C:\Users\Public\Documents\StarreSoft\CheckWriter\data

And click OK to save it.  You should be able to close the Registry Editor and should be able to run the software and it should now be pointing to the new data location.

That is all that is needed.

Now when you run the program and click on Help and About... It should look like this...

You are now finished.

5.15. How do I check what version of the software I have installed?

To find out what version of the software you have installed run the software.  Click on the Help menu, then About..

This will display the About.. screen.  It will have the version number listed on the screen.

5.16. How Do I Enter The Registration Codes

Once you receive the e-mail which contains your registration codes, you can enter them by clicking the Windows start button, All Programs, Star Check Writer, Utilities and then click on Register Program. 

A dialog box will appear and simply enter the name and key into the fields. 

You must enter the information exactly as they appear on the e-mail you received. After the information is entered in the appropriate fields click OK.

This is the screen you should see. Click OK to exit.

6. Reports

6.1. Check History Report

To run the Check History report, just click on the Reports menu option listed on the main screen.

When the reports selection screen appears you have a couple of choices to make.

The first is to select the Check History Report checkbox. This tells the program that you wish to print the Check History Report. Then, select the Date from and Date to date fields. This will inform the program to only print the Check History for the selected dates. Or, you can select the All records check box to print all the records in the database.

The last option you need to choose is whether you want to actually print the report, or just preview the report on the screen. Just click on the Print button near the top of the screen to Print a copy of the report to your printer, or click the Preview button to just Preview it.

When you are finished, just click on the Close button to return to the main screen.

6.2. Payee Report

To run the Payee Report report, just click on the Reports menu option listed on the main screen.

When the reports selection screen appears you have a couple of choices to make.

The first is to select the Payee Report checkbox. This tells the program that you wish to print the Payee History Report. Basically the Payee History report is similar to the Check History report, but it groups the records by the Payees. Then, select the Date from and Date to date fields. This will inform the program to only print the Payee History for the selected dates. Or, you can select the All records check box to print all the records in the database.

The last option you need to choose is whether you want to actually print the report, or just preview the report on the screen. Just click on the Print button near the top of the screen to Print a copy of the report to your printer, or click the Preview button to just Preview it.

When you are finished, just click on the Close button to return to the main screen.

7. FAQ's

7.1. What size checks are compatible and supported?

If your printer can handle feeding personal size wallet checks then you can use them.  

Business size Laser or InkJet checks. Since they are larger usually 3.5" x 11" they can be fed through most manual feeders on printers.

Voucher Checks - Laser or InkJet Quickbooks Compatible style. 8.5" x 11" full sheet forms. (other styles may be used but size must be full sheet 8.5" x 11") 

3 Per Page - Laser or InkJet Quickbooks Compatible style. 8.5" x 11" full sheet forms. (other styles may be used but size must be full sheet 8.5" x 11") 

 

 

7.2. Wallet Style Checks Suggested Printers

The following list of suggested printers to use with a wallet size check (2¾" x 6") comes from printers we have tested.
The majority of printers listed here come from actual customers who responded to a survey we sent requesting the printer makes and models that they successfully use with our Check Writer software.

Brother HL-1440
Brother HL-2040
Brother HL-2140
Brother HL-2270DW
Brother HL-3140CW
Brother HL-6050DN
Brother HL-3180CDW
Brother HL-L2370DW added 7/19/2018

Canon LBP6230DW laser printer
Canon LBP6300DN laser printer
Canon MP240
Canon MP495

Canon MP560
Canon MP640R
Canon MX42
Canon Pixma ip1800
Canon Pixma ip4300
Canon Pixma MG5300
Canon Pixma MG5320
Canon Pixma MX310
Canon Pixma MX340
Canon Pixma MX450
Canon Pixma MX472
Canon Pixma MX700
Canon Pixma MX870

Dell 1355cnw

Epson Stylus C88+
Epson Stylus Color 440
Epson Stylus CX7000F
Epson Stylus Photo R220
Epson Stylus Photo R380
Epson WF-3520
Epson XP-310
Epson XP-400

HP Deskjet 1000
HP Deskjet 1120
HP Deskjet 2542
HP Deskjet 3520
HP Deskjet 3620
HP Deskjet 5850
HP Deskjet D1520
HP Deskjet F4200
HP Deskjet F4240
HP Deskjet F4280
HP Deskjet F4480
HP Deskjet F4500
HP Envy 5530
HP LaserJet 1000 Series
HP LaserJet 1022
HP LaserJet 1200
HP LaserJet 1320 W SELF MADE ADAPTER
HP LaserJet 3390
HP LaserJet CP1512nw
HP LaserJet CP1520
HP LaserJet CP2025dn
HP LaserJet P1102W
HP LaserJet P1606dn
HP LaserJet P2025dn
HP LaserJet P2055dn
HP Officejet 4215
HP Officejet 4500
HP Officejet 5610
HP Officejet 6100
HP Officejet 6600
HP Officejet 6700
HP Officejet 710
HP Officejet H470
HP Photosmart 5510D It does not work perfectly
HP Photosmart 5520
HP Photosmart 7520
HP Photosmart 7525
HP Photosmart 7525
HP Photosmart B209a
HP Photosmart C3180
HP Photosmart C4385
HP Photosmart C5500
HP Photosmart D110
HP PSC 1209
HP PSC 1210
HP PSC 1600

Lexmark E120

NEC P3200

Okidata ML 320 Turbo

Last Updated Septmber 2017

 

 

 

 

7.3. Business Size Check Suggested Printers

The following list of suggested printers to use with a business size check (3" x 8¼") comes from printers we have tested.
The majority of printers listed here come from actual customers who responded to a survey we sent requesting the printer makes and models that they successfully use with our Check Writer software. 

Brother DCP 8060
Brother MFC-5890CN
Brother MFC-9340CDW

Canon Pixma Pro9000H

Dell 966 All-In-One
Dell Laser Printer C2660dn

Epson L110
Epson L210
Epson ME 32
Epson WorkForce 600

HP Deskjet 3512
HP Deskjet 2060
HP Deskjet 2514
HP LaserJet 1020
HP LaserJet 1100
HP LaserJet 1200
HP LaserJet 2020
HP LaserJet 2605dn
HP LaserJet 3600n
HP LaserJet 500 Color M551
HP LaserJet M601
HP LaserJet P1102W
HP LaserJet P2035
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M225dw
HP Officejet 4500
HP Officejet 4630
HP Officejet 6500
HP Officejet 6600
HP Officejet 8620
HP Officejet H-470
HP Officejet J6450
HP Photosmart C4180
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Photosmart 7510
HP Photosmart 7520
HP PSC 1610

Pantum 2500

Samsung SCX-4300

Last Updated May 2015

7.4. Voucher Style Checks Suggested Printers

The following list of suggested printers to use with a voucher style/quickbooks voucher style check (8½" x 11") comes from printers we have tested.
The majority of printers listed here come from actual customers who responded to a survey we sent requesting the printer makes and models that they successfully use with our Check Writer software.

Brother HL-3170
Brother HL-4570
Brother HL-5470 DW
Brother MFC-6490CW

Canon ImageCLASS MF4770n
Canon Pixma ip2600
Canon MF8280Cw
Canon MG3100
Canon MG5320
Canon MX430

Dell 1710

HP Deskjet 9650
HP LaserJet M475dw
HP LaserJet P1102w
HP Officejet 4500
HP Officejet 5610
HP Officejet 7310
HP Officejet 8500
HP Officejet 8600
HP Officejet 8610
HP Officejet Pro L7650
HP Photosmart 2700
HP Photosmart 309g

Konica Minolta Magicolor 4690MF

Kyocera FS-2020D

Okidata B431dn
Okidata C5100

Samsung sl-c460w

Xerox WorkCentre 6505

Last Updated May 2015

7.5. Where can I get Business Checks for this software?

Save 40% on 1st order of Checks and Deposit Products at Deluxe

Just order Business size Laser or InkJet checks.

For Voucher Check - Laser or InkJet Quickbooks style. Must be full sheet 8.5" x 11" size.

For 3 Per Page - Laser or InkJet Quickbooks style. Must be full sheet 8.5" x 11" size.

 

 

7.6. Checks Jam or do not feed correctly into printer

If you are experiencing problems with your checks jamming in your printer or not feeding correctly, more than likely your printer cannot handle the small size of the checks being fed.  Unfortunately this is a hardware problem with your printer.  There is nothing in our software that can correct this problem.  The only options you have is to obtain a different model printer, or obtain larger sized checks.  There are many printers on the market that will feed the small paper sized checks required to run with this software.  We are working on compiling a list of printers that we know will feed correctly.  Here is the list that we have so far.

http://support.starresoft.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=58

We will be updating this list as new models are tested.

7.7. How do I know what version I am running?

On the main screen click Help then click About. 
The software version information will be displayed in a separate window.

7.8. Do you have the Check Settings for a Standard Business Sized Check with a Width of 8 1/4" x 3" High?

Yes, here they are





7.9. Do you have the Default settings for a Voucher Style Check?

Here are the default settings for a Voucher Style Check setup.

7.10. I need to print a check over 990,999.00. Can I do this?

Sorry, this software only handles checks up to a value of 990,999.00 at this time.  We put in this limit as the amount of space available on normal wallet sized checks does not allow for much more amount wording.  We may increase this in a future version, but as it stands, the limit is as listed above.

7.11. Can I print the full check? Not just fill it in?

No. This software is designed to fill in pre-printed checks. It does not print the whole check.
It only fills in pre-printed checks with the Date, Payee Name, Amount, Amount Word, Memo Field and can Sign the check if loaded with an image of a signature. We do not plan on adding the option to print the whole check in the future.

7.12. I changed printers and now having issues printing checks.

If you have changed printers on your system, make sure you change the printer settings page to set the program to print to the new printer settings.

This can be found by running the program, then click on the Setup menu, then Printers.

Click on the drop down field and it should display the printers that are loaded on your machine.  Select the printer and click on the Close button to save the new selection.

 

7.13. Clear the registry settings for the Star Check Writer Program

To clear the machines registry settings for the Star Check Writer, follow these instructions.


Download and run the registry cleaner program for the Check Writer program.


Star Check Writer Registry Cleaner - Click to download and run.


 


 

7.14. Screen Reset - How do I reset the main screen back to the original size?

THIS ONLY APPLIES TO VERSION 2.XX.

Screen resizing has been disabled in version 3.XX for technical reasons.

To reset the main screen back to the original size and settings, just perform the following steps.

Run the program.

Click on Setup.

Click on the Clear/Reset Screen Positional Settings.

Or, you can just run the program and press the key sequence of Ctrl-R.

This will reset the screen to the original size.

7.15. Reset Internal Settings

If you need to reset the internal saved settings to go back to the original settings, like screen sizing and placement, it is really simple.  

Run the program, click on the Setup menu, then Clear/Reset Internal Program Settings.

This will close the program and clear out all the saved settings.  Not the data itself, just the program settings. Re-run the software and you should be good to go.

7.16. Issues displaying everything on the screen - Sizing/Scaling issue.

You can try a couple of things. First try this.

Reset Internal Settings

If that does not help then: Then this is a problem with your display settings. You have a custom scaling setting in Windows 7/Vista/XP that is not compatible with this software. You probably have the scaling set at 125% or 150% which is causing this issue. You need to change the scaling back to 100% for this to be compatible.

You can try to turn it off on this application by following these instructions: To turn it off do this, right-click the application's shortcut and then click Properties. On the Compatibility tab, select Disable Display Scaling On High DPI Settings, and then click OK.

If this does not work, then you would need to change the display scaling back to 100% by following these instructions: 1. In Control Panel, click Appearance And Personalization. 2. Under the Display heading, click Make Text And Other Items Larger Or Smaller. 3. The default scaling options allow you to choose a 100-percent scale (the default), and then click Apply. 4. You will need to log off the user and then log on the user again for the changes to take effect.

On a Windows 10 Machine, just right click on the DeskTop, then select Display Settings.  Make sure the Scale and Layout is set to 100%.  

7.17. Does Star Check Writer support 64-bit Windows?

YES!

The same installer can be used on 32-bit or 64 bit Windows.

7.18. Does the software automatically update/upgrade to latest versions?

Does this software automatically update/upgrade to the latest versions?  

The answer is NO!  

The only way it upgrades/updates is if you ask it to perform an update.  And all of our updates and upgrades are perfomed with a full installation procedure that you have to answer manually to run the installation.  This is done by clicking on the New Version Available button, or clicking on the Help menu, then Check for Updates.

This will call and see if there is an update, or upgrade available.  If on is available, it will ask you if you want to download and upgrade the software.  It will also inform you that if you are not current with your Support/Upgrades/Updates license (meaning if you purchased the software within the last 365 days) that the upgrade may not be free. 

To help explain or further clarify this, here are some explanations.

If you have say version 5.1, and version 5.6 is available for download, then this is a free upgrade no matter when you purchased it.

If you have version 5.1 and version 6.0 is available for download, then it is only free if you had originally purchased within the last 365 days.  Otherwise there is an upgrade fee that would need to be paid to obtain the new Registration Codes to unlock the software from a Trial version.

If you have any concerns or do not know if you are eligible for an upgrade, please just ask us and we will let you know your eligibility status.

But to repeat, we do not automatically update or upgrade the software ever, as this option is not available in our software.

If you have some sort of automatic software running that checks for updates and performs the installation for you, there is nothing we can do about it because this is out of our control.

 

8. Printer Setups

8.1. Printer Setup for HP 1200

Printer Settings/Options in the program under the Printer Setup screen.

HP 1200

Feed Direction: Normal - Facing Up/Laser

Feeder Position: Center

Orientation:  Landscape

8.2. Printer Setup for Canon IP6600D

Printer Settings/Options in the program under the Printer Setup screen.

Canon IP6600

Feed Direction: Inverted - Upside Down/InkJet

Feeder Position: Right

Orientation:  Landscape

8.3. Printer Setup for Canon MX870

Printer Settings/Options in the program under the Printer Setup screen.

Canon MX870

Feed Direction: Inverted - Upside Down/InkJet

Feeder Position: Center

Orientation:  Landscape

Bin - Rear Tray

9. Demos

9.1. How to Change the Printed Date Format on the Checks

Change the Printed Date Format on the Check

9.2. How to Reprint a check.

How to Reprint a check.

9.3. How to Void and Reprint a printed check.

How to Void and Reprint a printed check.

10. Errors

10.1. I Am Getting A Paper Mismatch Error

 

There is a setting in the printer that will allow you to turn off the paper size mismatch. I do not know exactly where, but you can check the printer manufacturer for details on turning this off. Then the program should work fine for you.

Basically the problem is this.  Your printer has a laser that checks the size of the paper in the printer before printing.  This is because it is designed for printing photos and needs to know the exact size of the photo paper.  Because of issues with Windows, we have to actually trick the printer to print to a check on a full sheet of paper, while making all the adjustments of the print to print to fit on the defined check size.  This is how we can print to any sized check.  Now, since your printer is checking the size of the medium to print to, it is causing this error.  This error only seems to happen on printers designed to print photos.  Hope this explains the issue.

A customer wrote in with the following... On an HP 6500 - I turned off the paper sensor by selecting "plain paper" in lieu of "automatic" and it now prints without the "paper mismatch".

Another customer wrote in with the following... Change print quality to "draft", looks like it does not check the paper size on draft setting.

10.2. Error - Cannot generate report when printing check.

When trying to print a check, I am now getting an error that states "Cannot generate report".  The check does not print, but the transaction is added to the History file.

This issue is caused by a problem with the Signature Image that has been loaded to print on the check.  The size of the image is too large. You need to re-size it and make it smaller.  This should correct the issue.

10.3. Cannot find import;DLL may be missing, corrupt, or wrong version File "gdiplus.dll", error 126

The gdiplus.dll is a file used by the Windows directory and is not an error within our software.
For some reason the file gdiplus.dll must have been deleted from your system. 
Probably from a spyware remover or some other option. It is a needed microsoft file. 
You can download and install this file from microsoft via their web site at:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6A63AB9C-DF12-4D41-933C-BE590FEAA05A&displaylang=en

Or, just run a google search on the gdiplus.dll file for other locations to download this file. After installation of this file, this should take care of the error.


10.4. DeleteFile failed - code 5 Access is denied

An error occurred trying to replace the existing file: DeleteFile failed; code 5 Access is denied

 

This error occurs when Star Check Writer is currently running and so one of its files cannot be replaced. It may be running under a different user account and so not be visible in the Task Manager. Try closing Star Check Writer and trying again. If it still fails:

 

  • Abort the install. 
  • Reboot and try installing again

If you are still getting the same error then reboot Windows into Safe Mode, install, then reboot.

10.5. Vista Problem - Will not run

For some reason the program is not pointing to the correct location for the data files. You can either delete the registry entry for the software, which I believe is under - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\StarreSoft\CheckWriter

Then re-install the software. This may correct it.

Or, you need to find the actual location of the data files on your system. Vista does some funny things with the locations of data files, they can either be at:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\StarreSoft\Star Check Writer\data

or,

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\StarreSoft\Star Check Writer\data

or, even

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\StarreSoft\Star Check Writer\data

If you find the data files, you can change the Registry settings to point to the data files. 

One other idea is this: Turn off the UAC control to see if it works then, it may be a security issue with Vista

10.6. Program runs but does not show - just waits then disapears

When I installed the program and tried to run it, it looks like it wants to run, but just waits then disappears.

The problem could be the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) option in the system is not allowing this to run. To correct this, follow the options below.

Click on the Windows Start Button.
Click on the Control Panel
Click on System and Security
Click on the System Selection
Click on the Advanced System Settings
Click on the Advanced Tab
Click on the Performance Settings
Click on the Data Execution Prevention Tab
If the option is set to Turn on DEP for all programs and services except for those I select. Then you should add Star Check Writer to your options. To do this just follow the options below.
Click on the Add button. Browse to the folder called Program Files, then Star Check Writer, then select chkwtr.exe, and click on the Open Button. Then click Apply, or OK buttons. This will add the program to the exception list. Just close the windows and try running the program again. It should execute now.

Or, you can just change the option to Turn on DEP for Essential Windows Programs and services only. Then you will need to re-boot and everything should work for you.

11. System Requirements

11.1. System Requirements

Microsoft Windows XP/Vista, 7, & 8 operating system

Minimum 10 MB of free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive to install from CD

133 MHz processor or higher

32 MB of memory or higher

VGA or higher monitor resolution displayed at 640x480 pixels minimum and at least a minimum of 256 colors.

Windows-compatible modem or Internet connection required for download of program if not purchased on CD

12. Registration/Purchasing

12.1. Registration/Purchasing

This product is being marketed as Try Before You Buy software. (Cost is only $29 USD)

You can use this version of  Star Check Writer to evaluate it and to see if it suits your needs.  If you wish to continue to use it, then you must register it.  Registration is easy and inexpensive.  Registration costs US$29, and gets you unlimited use, all upgrades/updates, along with free email support for 3 months.

By Cash or Check

You can order with Cash, Money Order, or Check drawn on a US bank.

To place your order, please fill out and print the registration form. This can be found from the Help menu, just click on Print Registration Form.  Enclose this form and please send Cash, Money Order, or Check to:

Starre Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 1075
Mocksville, NC  27028

By Credit Card

You can also register by going to www.starresoft.com/checkwriterpurchase.htm on the internet.

Here you will find the instructions to pay by credit card.

After receiving funds, you will be emailed the registration codes.  If you do not have an email account, please include a mailing address.  We will send it snail mail.

Be sure to include the following with your submission:

Name

Address and/or email address

Version of software

Where the software was obtained

Thank you for supporting our software.

After purchasing the software, you will be either e-mailed and/or mailed to you a code that needs to be entered into the software to unlock it.  If you already are receiving a message to register, all you have to do is to click on the button which will display which codes to enter into the system.  If you are not receiving this message yet, and would like to key in your registration codes you can just select the Program menu option to register.  Just click on Start, Programs, Star Check Writer, Utilities, and click on Register Program.  Then just key in the registration codes that were sent to you.  This will unlock the program for full usage.

12.2. How To Enter Registration Code.

Once you receive the e-mail which contains your registration codes, you can enter them by clicking the Windows start button, then click All Programs, then Star Check Writer, then click Utilities and click on Register Program. 

A dialog box will appear and simply enter the name and key into the fields.

You must enter the information exactly as they appear on the e-mail you received.
After you have filled in the fields, click OK.

Your program is now registered. 

12.3. How To Enter Registration Code - Windows 8

If you need to enter your registration codes and your operating system is Windows 8, you can enter them by first doing a search. From the desktop, just tap WINKEY (or CTRL + ESC) and start typing. The standard Search appears, with a search pane on the right. Or, if you're already at the Start screen, just start typing.

As you type a search,

search results appear on the left.

Then all you need to do is select the program from the list that you wish to register.

A dialog box will appear and simply enter the name and key into the fields.

You must enter the information exactly as it appears on the e-mail you received.
After you have filled in the fields, click OK.

Your program is now registered.



 

12.4. Registration codes are correct.

The User Name and Registration Key that you received are correct for the version you purchased.

Here are a few things you should check.

Make sure that you copied the codes correctly. There are no letter O's in the Registration Key. They would be zeros. This is a common mistake.

Also, be sure to enter the User Name & Key exactly as received. The User Name and Key are Case Sensitive..

Check the version you installed. It must match against the information sent to you. You can check this by running the program, then clicking on the Help menu, then click on About. This will indicate the version and edition. They need to match what was purchased. Which would normally be the latest version available for download from our web site.

Check all of these options.

If after you have followed these steps and are still unable to register the program, please contact our Support Desk at http://support.starresoft.com/index.php?pg=request for further assistance.

12.5. Original Codes do not work because I upgraded the software

All of our software comes with 3 months of support/upgrades/updates.

If you originally purchased the software over 3 months ago then the original codes will not work with the new version.

As you might have noticed, we have upgraded our software to include many new features and functions since your original purchase date. 

Unfortunately, you would not eligible for a free upgrade at this time, since over 3 months has passed. 

We do however have our latest version available for purchase at a very reasonable price.  Please check our web site at
http://www.starresoft.com/checkwriterupurchase.htm
for Upgrade information.

If you purchase the upgrade for our software, please feel free to do so from our web site, and a new registration code will be sent to you.

You can go back to the original version at no charge as long as you still have the original installation file. Unfortunately, we no longer have this version available for download on our site.

 

12.6. EULA - End User License Agreement

End User License Agreement for Starre Enterprises Software

This EULA is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Starre Enterprises for the Starre Enterprises Software accompanying this EULA, which includes the accompanying computer software, and may include associated media, printed materials and any "online" or electronic documentation ("SOFTWARE"). By installing the SOFTWARE, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, you may not install or use the SOFTWARE.

SOFTWARE PRODUCT LICENSE

The SOFTWARE is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold.

1. GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following rights:

Software. You may install, use, access, display, run, or otherwise interact with ("RUN") one copy of the SOFTWARE, on a single computer, workstation, terminal, hand held PC, pager, "smart phone," or other digital electronic device ("COMPUTER"). The primary user of the COMPUTER on which the SOFTWARE is installed may make a second copy for his or her exclusive use on a portable computer.

Storage/Network Use. You may also store or install a copy of the SOFTWARE on a storage device, such as a network server, used only to RUN the SOFTWARE on your other COMPUTERS over an internal network; however, you must acquire and dedicate a license for each separate COMPUTER on which the SOFTWARE is RUN from the storage device. A license for the SOFTWARE may not be shared or used concurrently on different COMPUTERS.

Reservation of Rights. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by Starre Enterprises.

Accessing Services Using the SOFTWARE. Your use of any service accessible using the SOFTWARE is not covered by this EULA and may be governed by separate terms of use, conditions or notices.

2. RESTRICTIONS.

You must maintain all copyright notices on all copies of the SOFTWARE.

Limitations of Reverse Engineering, De compilation and Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE, except and only to the extent that such activity is permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

Rental. You may not rent or lease or lend the SOFTWARE.

Software Transfer. You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this EULA one time, provided you retain no copies, you transfer all of the SOFTWARE (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any upgrades, this EULA and, if applicable, the Certificate of Authenticity), you do not receive any payment or other compensation for transferring the SOFTWARE and the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA. If the SOFTWARE portion is an upgrade, any transfer must include all prior versions of the SOFTWARE.

Support Services. Starre Enterprises may provide you with support services related to the SOFTWARE ("Support Services"), in its discretion. Use of Support Services, if any, is governed by the Starre Enterprises policies and programs described in the user manual, in "online" documentation, and/or other Starre Enterprises-provided materials. Any supplemental software code provided to you as a part of Support Services shall be considered part of the SOFTWARE and subject to the terms of this EULA. With respect to technical information you provide to Starre Enterprises as part of the Support Services, Starre Enterprises may use such information for its business purposes, including for product support and development. Starre Enterprises will not utilize such technical information in a form that personally identifies you except to the extent necessary to provide you with support.

Replacement, Modification and Upgrade of the Software. Starre Enterprises reserves the right to replace, modify or upgrade the SOFTWARE at any time by offering you a replacement or modified version of the SOFTWARE or such upgrade and to charge for such replacement, modification or upgrade. Any such replacement or modified software code or upgrade to the SOFTWARE offered to you by Starre Enterprises shall be considered part of the SOFTWARE and subject to the terms of this EULA (unless this EULA is superseded by a further EULA accompanying such replacement or modified version of or upgrade to the SOFTWARE). In the event that Starre Enterprises offers a replacement or modified version of or any upgrade to the SOFTWARE, (a) your continued use of the SOFTWARE is conditioned on your acceptance of such replacement or modified version of or upgrade to the SOFTWARE and any accompanying superseding EULA and (b) in the case of the replacement or modified SOFTWARE, your use of all prior versions of the SOFTWARE is terminated.

3. TERMINATION. Without prejudice to any other rights, Starre Enterprises may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. Starre Enterprises may terminate this EULA by offering you a superseding EULA for the SOFTWARE or any replacement or modified version of or upgrade to the SOFTWARE and conditioning your continued use of the SOFTWARE or such replacement, modified or upgraded version on your acceptance of such superseding EULA. In addition, Starre Enterprises may terminate this EULA by notifying you that your continued use of the SOFTWARE is prohibited. In the event that Starre Enterprises terminates this EULA, you must immediately stop using the SOFTWARE and destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE and all of its component parts.

4. COPYRIGHT. All title and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE (including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text and "," incorporated into the SOFTWARE), the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE, are owned by Starre Enterprises or its suppliers. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use of the SOFTWARE is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties. This EULA grants you no rights to use such content. If this SOFTWARE contains documentation which is provided only in electronic form, you may print one copy of such electronic documentation. You may not copy the printed materials accompanying the SOFTWARE.

5. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You agree that you will not export or re-export the SOFTWARE, any part thereof, or any process or service that is the direct product of the SOFTWARE (the foregoing collectively referred to as the "Restricted Components"), to any country, person or entity subject to U.S. export restrictions. You specifically agree not to export or re-export any of the Restricted Components (i) to any country to which the U.S. has embargoed or restricted the export of goods or services, which currently include, but are not necessarily limited to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria, or to any national of any such country, wherever located, who intends to transmit or transport the Restricted Components back to such country; (ii) to any person or entity who you know or have reason to know will utilize the Restricted Components in the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons; or (iii) to any person or entity who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government. You warrant and represent that neither the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Export Administration nor any other U.S. federal agency has suspended, revoked or denied your export privileges.

6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. Starre Enterprises AND ITS SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY (IF ANY) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF LACK OF VIRUSES, AND OF LACK OF NEGLIGENCE OR LACK OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT. ALSO, THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF TITLE, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR OF NONINFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU.

7. EXCLUSION OF ALL DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Starre Enterprises OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR ANY INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF Starre Enterprises OR ANY SUPPLIER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES SHALL BE EFFECTIVE EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

8. LIMITATION AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY. Starre Enterprises has included in this EULA terms that disclaim all warranties and liability for the SOFTWARE. To the full extent allowed by law, YOU HEREBY RELEASE Starre Enterprises AND ITS SUPPLIERS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ALL CLAIMS CONCERNING THE SOFTWARE OR ITS USE. If you do not wish to accept the SOFTWARE under the terms of this EULA, do not install the SOFTWARE.

9. GOVERNING LAW. If you acquired the SOFTWARE in the United States of America, the laws of the State of North Carolina, U.S.A will apply to this contract. If you acquired this SOFTWARE outside of the United States of America, then local law may apply. 

13. Version History

13.1. Version History

To see the complete history follow this link: Version History