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How to Use

Assuming you have downloaded and installed Uniform Invoice Software:

  1. Download Generic Service Invoice Template. Double-click the downloaded file to extract all files.
  2. Open the template "genericserviceinvoicetemplate.xlsx" or "genericserviceinvoicetemplate-uis.xlsx" with Microsoft Excel.
  3. Click "Design Mode" on the "Invoice" Excel ribbon tab to put it into design mode.
  4. Enter your business information and replace the default logo image to make it your own. (How?)
  5. Click "Design Mode" again to exit design mode.
  6. Create invoice (tutorial movie)!

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Generic Service Invoice Template

Generic Service Invoice Template (c3002)

This is how the template looks like when you open the freeware template in Microsoft Excel.

Generic Service Invoice Template - freeware edition

Generic Service Invoice Template - freeware edition

The following template was designed for Uniform Invoice Software version 3.

Generic Service Invoice Template - Uniform Invoice Software V3 edition

Generic Service Invoice Template - Uniform Invoice Software V3 edition

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This free generic service invoice template in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format helps you send your customers their service invoices. The professional designed layout makes it easy to bill your customer. It features 3 columns, no shipping address, no taxes (configurable by using Uniform Invoice Software). offers this Excel Generic Service Invoice Template in two editions - the first is a freeware edition, which you can use without installing Uniform Invoice Software; and the second is the Uniform Invoice Software edition, which must be run with Uniform Invoice Software installed. Uniform Invoice Software is out billing software and invoicing software that has the ability to turn a simple Excel invoicing template into a complete invoicing program or invoicing system. Both editions can be downloaded from the download page.

However if you are interested in the implementation details of this template, read on.

This general service invoice template has no tax set by default, but the cells for tax names and rates, which are defined in the default sales invoice template shipped with Uniform Invoice Software, are still there. You can easily set the tax names and rates if Uniform Invoice Software is installed, by clicking the Settings button and then going to the Taxes tab.

If you use the Uniform Invoice Software version of Generic Service Invoice Template, there are additional taxing options on the Taxes tab of the Settings window. The first is the option for choosing the number of tax items; you have 3 choices - no tax, one tax and two taxes. Secondly, you can set the names and rates in percentage for each tax, such as VAT, GST or PST, or simply Sales Tax. Thirdly, there are a group of checkbox options on the dialog box, including: "Tax invoice total including shipping cost", which adds the shipping cost to the taxable amount when checked; "Tax 2 is applied to tax 1", which adds the amount of "tax 1" to the taxable amount if checked; and "tax rate can be zero", which allows you to set any of the tax rates to be the value of zero. If you modify the options on this dialog box, the spreadsheet will be changed accordingly if needed.

This basic service invoice template has 3 columns on the invoice body - #, which is the line number column that is filled automatically when you fill in the corresponding Amount cell; Description, which is the description of the service you performed, such as lawn care or cleaning service; and Amount, which is a manually editable or fillable field detailing the cost of service.

(Note that if you have installed the latest version of our invoicing software, Uniform Invoice Software, which is able to upgrade a simple template in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format into a complete invoicing system, you don't have to replace the logo image manually - you can replace the default logo image by clicking the "Replace Logo Image" button on the ribbon tab in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013). To replace the default LOGO image in Generic Service Invoice Template with your own image, follow the steps below:

  • Right click the Logo image, and then select Properties from the menu.
  • Click the Picture property, and then click the "..." button.
  • Browse to the folder containing your icon file. Select and open the icon file.
  • Close the Properties dialog box.
  • Drag the border of the image object to resize it, if needed.

If you don't need the LOGO image and want to delete it, simply hit the DEL key on your keyboard after you selected it with your mouse key. Deleting the LOGO image leaves an empty area to the left of the Company Information section. You may like to move the entire Company Information section to fill in the empty area. To do this: Drag your mouse to select the entire Company Information area, including Company Name, Street Address, City, ST Zip Code, etc.; Push your mouse key on the border of the selected area; drag it to the new location.

This free general service invoice template is in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format. The template offers an intuitive blank basic service invoice form that is printable and highly customizable. The Excel invoice form includes fields for general service invoicing requirements, including invoice number, date, client, service or job description etc. The Uniform Invoice Software edition of this service invoice template offers more advanced invoicing and accounting features.

One thing to note is that tested the templates, including Generic Service Invoice Template, on Microsoft Windows (with Excel, not Word) only, and the testing on Mac was usually not performed. If you need to run Generic Service Invoice Template on Mac, test it with Mac version of Microsoft Excel before you apply it for production purpose.

While the free version of Generic Service Invoice Template is simple, the result created by using this template is as beautiful and professional as many commercial invoicing software program, or even better. It is an ideal tool for small businesses and freelances who offer services and don't need a shipping section on their invoicing form. It is a good service bill creator, but if you need more features, like management of customers, products / service items, invoices and payments, just install Uniform Invoice Software to make all the buttons on Generic Service Invoice Template work for you.

Like other form designs here on, Generic Service Billing Form is free (offered to you at a price of 0.00USD). It works on Windows XP and all newer versions of Windows, and Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016.

Format and Specification

NameGeneric Service Invoice Template
CategoryService Invoice Template
Release DateWednesday, April 23, 2014
Format (XLS or XLSX).xlsx
Excel Version Excel 2003 / Excel 2007 / Excel 2010 / Excel 2013 / Excel 2016
Line Height (Points)19.50
Print Area$G$1:$P$43
Printable with Papaer Size / OrientationA4 (210 mm x 297 mm) - Portrait
Default Margins (Points)

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