Automated Multi-Invoice Collection

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Choose from multiple variations of your invoice to initialize with the next available invoice number.Saves/prints to pdf with a descriptive filename.

Invoice 4
Invoice 1
Invoice 2
Invoice 3
Invoice filled
Invoice SetCustomer
Invoice settings
Invoice Welcome

Description

Automated Multi-Invoice Collection

 

auto-increment  -  easy-name  -  easy-print-pdf  -  easy-open-dir   -  easy-customize   etc...

Choose an invoice template from the tabbed sheets then...

Push the Green “Initialize this Invoice” button on the invoice sheet...


- supply a customer abbreviation, preview invoice number ( change only if necessary ).
- other invoice tabs go away... now you are editing a new auto-incremented single invoice file.
- Descriptive filename using invoice number and your company and customer company abbreviations : e.g. Invoice5024-Me-Cust1.odf

 

Push the “MakePDF” button:


- generate a PDF such as: ./PDF/Invoice-5024-Me-Cust1.pdf

More handy buttons
... to open the new pdf, open the file directory or add rows.


Easy to customize...


See the Settings sheet tab.
Modify/Delete/Add invoice sheets easily:
Link to the date and invoiceNumber fields on the separate settings sheet, copy over the buttons and that’s it!


All your invoice templates in one file!

 

Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 1.2 multi-invoice chooser version 3.3 Linux, Windows, macOS LGPL

    Separate Settings sheet and multiple invoice sheets to choose from ( all but the selected one are removed for saving new invoice )

    Separate settings sheet allows for easy addition/duplication/modification of template sheets.  Older versions of this template had the settings on the same sheet.

    More buttons - print pdf but also buttons to open pdf and containing directories.

    ** Not tested on Windows and MacOS, nor am I sure of minimum compatible version. Feedback welcome. **

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  • 1.1 Invoice template with Invoice number auto-increment and a save filename including invoice number, company and client abbreviations. 5.0 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    First Release

    JustInvoice.ots

    By using this template you assume all responsibilities and risks.

    Developed on Linux. Not tested elsewhere.

    Setup: Modify to reflect your own company. Don't forget to enter a abbreviated company name which will be used in the filename of each invoice - keep it short!

    Use:

         1)  Open template and press green button.

    • You can set a starting invoice number here ( which will be automatically incremented the next time you open the template )
    • Enter an abbreviation for the customer name - you will see the generated invoice filename which will be saved ( and also used for the pdf generation )

         2)  Change Orange highlighted areas ( they will automatically change to white ) and other areas to make your invoice.

         3) Press the PDF button to generate a pdf

         4) Close the file and say YES to save your changes!

         5) Open the template again - press the green button and you should see the next invoice number generated.


    It will create Invoice and PDFs directories under the base directory on first use.

     

    Feedback Welcome!

     

    Forseen use cases:

    Identical settings in multiple templates: Handy for different types of billing with different layouts but incrementing from the same invoice number.

    Slightly different company abbreviation: Identify different employees/templates generating invoices.

    Different base directory: different company with own (potentially same) invoice numbers.

     

    Known Risks:

     A very rare possibility: For multiple users from a shared filesystem; If the template is used simultaneously they will both try to claim the next invoice number. In most cases one will see the number is taken and refuse to use it but there's a very slight chance the first file will get written in between the check and write of the second file.The check and save happens after the dialog is closed and in immediate succession.

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Other Extensions

JustInvoice - Auto-incrementing invoice generator

Simple auto-increment invoice generator - easily customized and straightforward to use.

04-2021

Automated Multi-Invoice Collection

Choose from multiple variations of your invoice to initialize with the next available invoice number.Saves/prints to pdf with a descriptive filename.

04-2021

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Reviews

  • Christoph Henkel Oct 13, 2020, 11:39 PM (6 months ago)

    Hi,
    very great job - thank You.
    I am trying the template for my new small business.
    It is very easy to make changes for own purposes, fomats, currency...
    It could be nice, if the Invoice# has more digits instead of maximum four - but this doesn't matter.
    so long,
    Chris

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