How to generate invoices using word? There are many free invoice templates and receipt templates for Microsoft Word, in either ".doc" or ".docx" format, that you could download online. Most of them are basic / generic word invoice forms.
Microsoft Word, which is part of Microsoft Office, is a perfect and industry-standard program in its area, but for invoicing and billing template, MS Excel as a spreadsheet program has its advantages over Word.
Both Word and Excel are able to create professional printable business documents. Word is a word processing application that is used to write documents like memos, letters or essays where text formatting is very essential. For example, a Word invoice template does allow you to easily include your company logo, to customize font / color styles, to include payment details. This could be done with ".doc" files (Word 2003 or earlier versions) and ".docx" files (Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 versions).
This is maybe the reason of so many people asking how to make invoices, purchase orders, receipts and estimates / quotations / business proposals using Word.
On the other hand, Excel is a spreadsheet program that offers a worksheet / table kind of interface, so handling regular data, like invoice and receipt, is much easier with Excel; and it is much easy to do calculations with Excel, for example calculating taxes from rate and amount, calculating balance due from total and paid amount. Here on InvoicingTemplate.com we have not only basic invoicing form samples that do simple calculations, such as calculation of "Sub Total" from "Line Totals"; but also bill templates that do complex discount calculations or do looking up using Excel formulas like "VLOOKUP", or create new drop-down boxes using data validations.
Feel free to visit invoice templates on Microsoft Office online.
In short, you should choose invoice templates in Excel format, instead of invoice templates for Word, unless you do invoicing only a few times in a whole year, for example use a car bill of sale template / boat bill of sale template or sample document in Word to sell your own property. If you are doing business you need a serious bill maker. Excel, whether Mac or Windows, is just the basic.
Our invoicing software program, Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software), works with Excel only.
The following top blank billing formats in Excel format demonstrates our point by example. Most of our printable templates include no macros (simple VBA programs).
All of our templates here on InvoicingTemplate.com are fillable / editable, without protecting with a password.
Most of our templates are designed for standard A4 or letter paper. But there are samples for other paper sizes too. Most of them are suitable for portrait paper orientation, but there are layout samples for landscaping too. Most of our designs don't have a background image / watermark, but there are also samples that include image on printed invoices and PDF invoices generated with UIS.
All templates work with Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software)(UIS), which means you can utilize those powerful features provided by UIS, such as automatic invoice numbering, to easily pick up items and clients, generating and sending electronical PDF invoices (with optional PayPal payment button to accept online payments), customizable billing statement template, reporting (sales report, product report, customer report, payment report), etc.
Our bill invoice templates are liked by people from various countries and regions, for example United States, Chile, France, Finland, Poland, Slovenia, Italy, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Bangladesh, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Belgium, United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, etc. The come from different industries such as interior-design, doctors, Electronics-Manufacturing / Equipment, Couriers and Messengers, Grocery/Convenience-Store, Food Processing / Sales, Medical, Tanning Salon, management consulting and hotels, etc.
With Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software) installed, it is recommended to run the template in protected mode (by clicking Excel ribbon Review tab, and then click the "Protect Sheet" command, or go to the "Invoice" ribbon tab and make sure "Design Mode" is not enabled).
Take a look at the screenshot images of this commercial invoice template, you'll find it contains a similar logo like the other invoice formats here on InvoicingTemplate.com. However what the image does not tell you is that it is a Word Art, and it is editable (see feature gallery: editable / customizable invoice templates), which means while the template is in design mode, you can replace the text "InvoicingTemplate.com" with your own business name.
The timesheet template has 11 columns on the invoice body within the printable area. The first is a Name column, where you can enter your employee's name. If you use the Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software) version, you can also pick up one two several employees by clicking the icon button on the current invoicing line, or you can retrieve employee information (including hourly rate) from backend database by type the ID of the employee into to "OP#" cells.
Download this Excel and PDF roofing invoicing template for free. Designed for roofing / ceiling service providers, such as a cooperated company or a contractor / freelancer. With simple customizations, this sample could also be used as an estimate or contract form.
On the "Services" section, the 4 columns are titled with "Details", "Rate", "Hours" and "Amount"; on the "Parts and Materials" section, the columns are titled with "Details", "Price", "Quantity" and "Amount". If you charge only for hours worked, see invoice template for hourly work for more samples. All the itemized lines on this template have Excel formulas assigned, so that you don't have to do calculations manually, even without installing Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software). This is a big benefit of Excel invoice templates than Word-formatted bill templates.
This form uses only the "Description" field on the detail section, which is the "ProductName" field in the "Product" and "Invoice Body" table. In this case, the "Price", "Quantity" and "Line Total" fields are all set to zero. The "Item#" column was added back to the left side of the form. This allows you to save common description to database and retrieve them on creating invoices, avoiding type the text again and again.
This work invoice template in Excel is designed for freelance workers who charges on an hourly basis. It has a word art logo that shows "WORK INVOICE", a "Work Description" section near the "Bill To" fields, and 4 columns that calculate totals using Excel formulas.
As a business document, a service bill should clearly show your customer what services are offered, and at what prices they are charged. This is always the key to reduce doubts and ensure you can get payments on time. Besides that, by putting a related image on your bills you can easily make your invoices lively - It is an easy way to make your clients remember your businesses, and also a chance to get returning customers.
Almost all Excel templates, including this medical bill template, have a default logo image on the top of the invoice form - although sometimes it is moved to the bottom of the form. This is a placeholder logo image that you should replace with your own logo image before you can put the medial invoicing format into production.
Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software), our proud billing and invoicing software based on Excel spreadsheet and database technology, helps you manipulate your invoice processing in many ways. Firstly, it helps you create invoices. For example, you don't have to type in customer / client information and product information again and again, just pick up from existing records using the in-cell picker. Once all the required information is filled in, click the Save Invoice command to save it to the back end database - an invoice# is generated for you if you don't filled it in based on the serial stored in the database. There are also a number of reports that helps you track account receivable, sales, taxes etc.
Packing Slip Form was created by modifying the default sales invoice template that shipped with Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software); you can still customize it to meet your business requirements and corporate style. It is easy to do with Microsoft Excel. For example, to change the background / pattern of a text label, you can just right-click the cell and then choose Format Cells, and then choose the background or pattern from the dialog box.
Music Store Invoice Template (Retail) was designed specially for music company or store. The printable form (the main invoicing form on the center of the Invoice Excel spreadsheet is same as the default sales invoice template included in Invoice Manager for Excel (namely Uniform Invoice Software), but there are also several special fields added for music store business.