With this template, however, the task is made much simpler. Just place this durable, plastic guide on top of your check, and write in the indicated spaces. It has cut-out windows for each piece of information you need to fill in - from the date all the way down to your signature.
Important note: this check-writing guide is only designed to work with American checks. Even Canadian banks appear to have recently changed the format of their checks, so not all of their new check stock will work with this guide.
(From the Writing Supplies shelf.)