Hi again rdoc29!
From what I am gathering, as Lotus 1 2 3 was discontinued by IBM, Microsoft Excel is a spread sheet program that many migrated to. As I don’t have Lotus 1 2 3 best I can do, is to help as if I am using Excel, it appears that the programs work much the same. At any point there is the chance that a Lotus 1 2 3 expert will come to the rescue! The steps I’m going to work on do not involve setting up a book, only saving a book as a template.
**Chris is spot on about you creating a custom template. Instead of altering your “master template” we can create one within a new Lotus 1 2 3 project. The goal is to remove your headers permanently, first, we need to see if you can create a custom template with Lotus 1 2 3. The steps are a) to create a custom “default” template where you create rules/settings for future projects, then with success to tweak the book you have now and to save a copy as a template. In advance, this post will appear to be long, it’s the best way I have found for me to share out what I’d do, and it’s baby steps to see if we can help.
To get started, it will be helpful for you to find your “Custom Office Templates” folder, in File Explorer (that is where your custom template is saved to.) Open File Explorer -> Open This (My) PC -> right click OS (C -> click Open -> click on Users -> click on <name> -> click on Documents -> Do you find “Custom Office Templates?” (These are the steps I use in Win10, let us know if they do not work if you have a different OS)
If yes, return to Lotus 1 2 3, and start a new project (this is a practice.) We are now hopeful that a (Lotus 1 2 3) new project can be saved with the file extension .xlt. If you would start a new book and see if the Save as type: drop down menu lists a Lotus 1 2 3 Template .xlt. If it does, go ahead and give the book a file name and select the template extension .xlt. Here’s the tricky part, when you save your projects, I can’t know what your options are and can’t see what it looks like? For my directions, I hope that you can find a Browser folder to open? When you click on this Browser folder, a Save As window will pop up. In the bar at the top you will see >> Users > Name > Documents. Next -> click on Custom Office Templates -> click save.
Once you have practiced this step to save a book template, you can begin to create your new default template with any setting(s) you wish. You can continue to use this default template, as many times as you’d like, altering settings for a new project, and critical, making sure you always give the new project its own name, and any Save as type extension as your preference. You do not need to save all new projects as a template. If as Excel…Lotus 1 2 3 will have a host of extensions to select, depending on your task.
Now then, if all of the steps above are a success, you can create a (default) check writing book template using your existing check writing book. Open your existing check writing book, repeat the Save As steps, giving the book a new name first, and saving it as an .xlt file type in your Custom Office Templates folder. After the book template is saved, you can change the settings to remove the header (or anything else you’d like) remembering to click save when you’re done. Remember, your “existing” check writing book you have currently saved and it’s extension, will not be altered, you can always return to it.