Money Essentials is the entry-level version of Microsoft Money, and is an online only version of the software. By virtue of being an 'online only' application, it does not have the full functionality that Money Deluxe, Premium or the business versions have.
The reduced functionality does not include any ability to print checks - this requires the 'advanced register' which is not available in the basic product.
To print checks, you will need to use Money Deluxe or higher. If you've recently bought Essentials and require Check Printing, please contact the distributor and pay a little extra to get a more advanced version/
Keywords: Check, Essentials, Print, Advanced Register