MS Excel invoice templates are a real asset to a corporate account manager or budget executive as well as the buyer. They give the business owner some real options, not to mention getting some good marketing out of it.
Most of the time, invoice files end up being way too long and are difficult to understand. For instance, this "Field Sales Tax" could include a lot of special cases and that doesn't help anyone at all. It's also hard to add and update custom fields in the first place, because you'll need to open and save a separate copy.
To take the pain out of this process, you can easily buy an invoice template management tool. These software programs are simple enough for most people to use on their own computer and they are sometimes free to try.
However, most of these invoice template management tools, unfortunately, tend to offer more than they really deliver. In other words, they end up simply speeding up the entire invoice creation process.
The easiest way to overcome this problem is to download a couple dozen invoice templates that are free and then to spend some time editing them. You should get a good feel for what works and what doesn't work in terms of how invoice files look and what fields you want to include and what you'd like to exclude.
Of course, you don't have to download all the invoice templates in one go. Perhaps you will pick the best ones and download those first, making a selection that you like, then download the rest.
This is probably the easiest way to get an invoice template but it can be boring and time consuming. If you do this, however, then you should look for a tool that allows you to create one or more batches of your own. Invoice template management tools are normally pretty simple and if you find one that doesn't work, you'll be able to get your money back (if you pay for it). It's usually a very worthwhile purchase.
One advantage of the Microsoft invoice templates that you get for free is that they come in a number of formats. So, if you find you have a particular case that you want to use in the rest of your projects, all you have to do is download a format, edit it and save it.
Once you've downloaded the invoice template management tool, you can edit it so that it works for you. Many of these are compatible with Microsoft Outlook, which means that they will work perfectly in any Microsoft Word document.
Then once you have the invoice template management tool downloaded and edited, you simply need to open it in Microsoft Word and you're done. If you need to make changes, for example, you can add to the invoice file and create a new template in the same way as you'd design one yourself.
There are many advantages to using Microsoft Excel invoice templates but the biggest is probably the fact that you don't have to deal with complicated file formats. All you need to do is just enter the information.