How to Create a Blank Invoice

When one starts a new business, the most important part of it is to generate revenue through sales. Everyone wants to receive the cash right after the order is completed. However, this is not the way most businesses operate.

Many times, it happens that the customer makes an order with you and asks you to deliver him the goods or services on credit. At that time, you need to create a blank invoice and send it to your customer through mail, email or fax. If you do not know how to make a blank invoice, then you can use the templates in Microsoft Word or Excel.


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    Go to the Microsoft Office's template wizard and locate the “Browse” section. Under the Browse section, you will find the “Invoices” button. Click on it and you will see a list of invoice templates appearing on your screen.

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    You can now select the invoice which complements best with your type of business and transactions. Here, you should check the compatibility of the template you chose, as you cannot use a template designed for MS Office XP, on MS Office 2007 or 2010.

    Therefore, you should select a template according to the version of MS Office installed in your computer. In the meantime, you should always try to download templates for Excel, as they do automatic calculations, once you enter the transaction information in your invoice.

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    Once you are done with selecting your invoice, click the “Download” button and specify a location where you want to save the template in your computer. Click “Save” to start downloading the template. The template will be downloaded in zip format.

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    After the template gets downloaded, you can open the zip folder and double click on the .cab file, to open the template in your program.

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    At the top of the page, you can add your company name, along with its slogan. If you have your company logo with slogan saved in your computer, in image format, you can then select “Picture” option from the “Insert” tab, to add it to the top of the page.

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    Enter all the information related to your business in the corresponding sections and enter the address where you want to receive the payments. You should also enter the customer’s information on the invoice.

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    Type an invoice number on the top. You can start you invoice numbers from any random number, such as “442001”. If tax is applicable to the customer, then you can also mention the tax rate in your jurisdiction.

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