Basic Invoice Template Created in WordDec 6th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Free Document Templates
Of course I send out invoices via email. That’s the benefit of working online, you can do most of your communication via email, saving a tree or two hundred. However, for organizational purposes it’s nice to have a copy of each invoice, and several of my clients like to print out a hard copy for their records. When tax time rolls around it’s nice to have hard copies of things to hand over to your preparer, even if that’s yourself.
At first I sat down and created an elaborate invoice with shiny graphics and web 2.0 styling. Then I realized, this isn’t a sales page, it’s not a website, it’s an invoice – a piece of paper. It doesn’t need to be shiny, or new, and I don’t need to reinvent the wheel to make it look professional.
So, I started over with a basic plain invoice, added our logo, and hit save as. Sure, the shiny graphic Invoice looked great, but to print it out would have been a major ink suck. This invoice serves its purpose, still includes the logo, but doesn’t have 100 colors or a lot of big bold extra writing on it.
Here’s how my blank Invoice looks when I open it up in Word. *Note: I have Word 2007, but I’ve saved this doc in compatibility mode so that it will open for you in Word 2003.*
If you’re looking for a basic blank invoice template, feel free to borrow mine and just change the logo and details to your own. There’s no magical formula here, just a basic bare bones invoice.